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What are the best and most valuable professional qualifications

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    I'm starting an IT job next September, but I don't think I'll be staying there forever. What are the best professional qualifications you can have on your CV that improve your attractiveness to employers ?
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    In what profession? IT?
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I'm starting an IT job next September, but I don't think I'll be staying there forever. What are the best professional qualifications you can have on your CV that improve your attractiveness to employers ?
    Totally depends on what area you're working in.

    For a good general overview, alot of places look for MCPs - usually an MCITP in either desktop or servers. VCP for virtualisation is pretty popular as is Cisco qualifications for networking.
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    Cisco qualifications for networking. Other than that it depends what field you are going to specialise in - what interests you at the moment?
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    (Original post by Delaney)
    Cisco qualifications for networking. Other than that it depends what field you are going to specialise in - what interests you at the moment?
    I'm interested in desktop application development, in languages like C#.
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    Software development is one area in IT where professional qualifications don't get you very far - employees will almost always favour candidates with previous development experience.
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I'm interested in desktop application development, in languages like C#.
    Poster above is true to be honest.. in application development there aren't that many useful qualifications - I would advise you to work on a few projects and create a portfolio. ISEB covers a few aspects of development; testing and solutions development. There is a lot of certs to do with project management if that interests you; PRINCE2 and PMP are the most well known.

    I hope I have been of some help .
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I'm interested in desktop application development, in languages like C#.
    C# is a very good language to go for, but never limit yourself to just that.

    Code some programs, maybe even a website to prove you have a decent knowledge in C# and have something to show potential employers.

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