I just achieved the Solaris Certified Systems Administrator certification with Solaris 8. However, I don't see many jobs asking for that certification. Does this certification carry any weight?
That certification carries no weight at all, except in Sun shops. Alas, Sun's shrinking fortunes and market share also translates into a devaluation of its certification credentials, particularly for system and network administrators. But as you climb the Sun certification ladder (to Network administrator, and perhaps also to Security Administrator) you'll find that the value remains tangible and that those do occasionally show up in job postings. If the idea of "in for a penny, in for a pound" appeals to you, perhaps this is your signal to increase your certification investment and involvement, and to seek more senior credentials that may actually make a difference to your job prospects and career advancement opportunities.
Dig deeper on Windows Systems and Network Management Tools and Techniques
The cyber security skills shortage comes from an aging workforce and lack of interest in security among students. Emphasis must be put on education ...continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel offers his thoughts on the value PRINCE2 has in today's IT job industry.continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel provides advice for the best way to get started when entering the IT job market.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.