A favorite question among certification candidates is the one about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: How much money will I make after I finish this certification? There are several factors that determine salary, of course, but a good certification can be a strong argument for someone seeking a raise or bonus. And certain high-paying jobs may require certification as a prerequisite to being hired.
We like to ask the money question, too, so we’re making it a bigger part of what we do. Welcome to the second in our new series of surveys, begun this year in March, that are aimed at smaller targets. We’ll still bring out the big bullseye at the end of each year for our annual Salary Survey. In between, however, we’ll take a more focused look at organizations and companies that offer certifications. We’re calling these new smaller surveys Salary Survey PLUS.
For the August quarterly edition of Certification Magazine, we’re taking a look at the certifications offered by San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems, Inc., one of the largest technology companies in the world. If you hold one or more Cisco certifications, then please pull up a chair. This will only take a minute.