What certifications (if any) do you suggest for higher-end managers and IT
directors? I have been managing and directing IT operations for about five
years now and have drifted from some of the more day-to-day activities that
a system administrator performs. Should I be thinking about certifications?
If you want to stay on the management track, a master's in business, management, or engineering management would probably serve you much better than any technical certification would.
If you want to get back into something more technical, e-mail me again with your areas of particular interest and I'll be glad to make further recommendations.
This was first published in February 2002