Certifiable

What all those fancy-schmancy tech certificates really mean
This story first appeared in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

All the different technology certifications out there can make even a tech-savvy entrepreneur dizzy. According to Gary Clark of Galton Technologies, a Provo, Utah, firm that helps companies build certification programs, there are about 200 software and hardware vendor certification programs today.

But Clark aims to help. Galton Technologies offers a free publication, Building Certification Programs Planning Guide, which explains certification programs and what certified employees learn. Clark advises employers to look for certifications from established vendors. "Good programs establish a firm foundation for the jobs they're certifying," he says. "A certification is more than just a piece of paper. It's a validation of somebody's ability to work and [provide] IT solutions."


Ellen Paris is a Washington, DC, writer and former Forbes magazine staff writer.


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