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Besides PMI - ACP, what are the best Agile certificates that are recognized world wide?
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Hello,
Besides PMI's ACP what are the best Agile certificates that are recognized worldwide?
Thanks
Zareh
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This is contrary to your question, but I find that the value of any given certification varies depending on your location. Where I live and work, the PMI-ACP is not widely recognized. It's only just starting to show up in job listings. I've heard from others on this forum that PMI-ACP is quite valuable where they live.

The Certified Agile Leader certification generated a lot of interest when it was first introduced. Again, I haven't seen anyone demanding it in the job listings, and I'm not sure if it will take off or not.

There are quite a few advanced certifications that are specific to certain tools or frameworks, such as the Certified Enterprise Coach offered by Scrum Alliance. I think those may mean something if you're experienced and well-connected in those areas, but perhaps less so if you're looking for a position on the team or product level.

I've been keeping my eye out for emerging DevOps certifications. Several groups have offered a type of certification (for a fee, of course), but nothing has really emerged that is well recognized. Job seekers seem to be better off getting certified in specific tools that organizations can use.

I repeat myself, but this is just my experience in my local area. The job markets vary depending on your location. Take a look at the job boards in the area you want to work and see what people are looking for. The education that comes with certifications is always valuable, but ultimately these certifications are about finding jobs, so if they can't help you do that then you're probably wasting your money.
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Thanks for the reply Wade - much appreciated.
I can't agree more, the certification value is indeed related to the location, in the middle east (especially the gulf) region PMI-ACP is the most valuable and heard of.
Recently, I've been hearing a lot about DevOps (especially with Amazon AWS) but never got the chance to dig dipper in it, a couple of days ago I came across DevOps institute that offers DevOps certifications but I haven't had a chance to check it's value.
I've been also coming across technologies like containerization, orchestration, automated deployment, continuous integration and so on..I think this is what's booming nowadays, what do you think?
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There certainly is an expansion of DevOps, but it's been difficult to universally define, and no one has emerged as a leader or "owner" of what DevOps means. I think this might be good, though. As soon as someone defines it, that definition becomes a constraint to new possibilities.
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1 reply by Zareh Demirdjian
May 14, 2019 1:54 PM
Zareh Demirdjian
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100% agreed. Thanks for your feedback.
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May 14, 2019 1:49 PM
Replying to Wade Harshman
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There certainly is an expansion of DevOps, but it's been difficult to universally define, and no one has emerged as a leader or "owner" of what DevOps means. I think this might be good, though. As soon as someone defines it, that definition becomes a constraint to new possibilities.
100% agreed. Thanks for your feedback.
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Agreed on location being a factor, as well as industry. Regarding DevOps, I'd suggest continuing education via online providers like PluralSight. Although one does not obtain a certification, but rather a certificate of completion, the training can be displayed on your resume or to management in the form of x number of DevOps related training hours earned. In most cases, the cert of completion validates the course hours. Recently, I stumbled upon eCornell certificates. I have my eye on the Systems Design pathway, but as you can imagine they are costly. They also offer a Digital Leadership Certificate. The certificate is issued from Cornell University, with an eCornell logo.
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May 15, 2019 12:47 AM
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Alyne.
In addition to the above, I came across the Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps offered through edX, it includes nine courses with 16-30 hours per course and a total of 891 USD for the whole program.
-Z-
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May 14, 2019 4:11 PM
Replying to Alyne Padilla Lynch
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Agreed on location being a factor, as well as industry. Regarding DevOps, I'd suggest continuing education via online providers like PluralSight. Although one does not obtain a certification, but rather a certificate of completion, the training can be displayed on your resume or to management in the form of x number of DevOps related training hours earned. In most cases, the cert of completion validates the course hours. Recently, I stumbled upon eCornell certificates. I have my eye on the Systems Design pathway, but as you can imagine they are costly. They also offer a Digital Leadership Certificate. The certificate is issued from Cornell University, with an eCornell logo.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Alyne.
In addition to the above, I came across the Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps offered through edX, it includes nine courses with 16-30 hours per course and a total of 891 USD for the whole program.
-Z-

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