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What areas of the certification process should I cover for a career day?

My local high school has asked me to participate in their career day. Last year, I had a booth and described the certification process and its benefits. I would like to do this again but add other topics that students would find interesting. Any ideas?

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Take a look at the various "10 Hottest Certifications" lists at, and this article: You will be very safe profiling one or more of these credentials as among the most popular certifications around. If you visit other sites like or you'll be able to dredge up all the details necessary to entice career day attendees.

FYI, I've also recently developed a "Planning an IT Career" course for Michigan Virtual University (see You may also want to point career day attendees at this excellent resource as well.

This was first published in February 2004

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