Which certification?

Last post 09:57 am May 13, 2020
by Gongyuan Chen
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10:13 am May 11, 2020

Hi all,

I need your assistance, please.

My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmhamarf-ap/

Based on my experience/exposure which one out of the below, I can pursue next?

 

SPS (https://www.scrum.org/scaled-professional-scrum-certification).

PSK I (https://www.scrum.org/professional-scrum-with-kanban-certification).

PAL I (https://www.scrum.org/professional-agile-leadership-certification).

 

Kind regards,

Abid.

06:05 pm May 11, 2020

Which of these will provide you the most beneficial KNOWLEDGE gained from working towards the certification? 

11:02 pm May 11, 2020

What do you want to get out of the certification? Are you a developer, a scrum master or a product owner? Where do you see your journey taking you?

05:42 am May 12, 2020

I'd rather look at where you want to go. If you don't to deal with scaling, SPS won't make sense (just as an example). What would give you the most energy?

07:43 am May 12, 2020

I feel that certificates are like fruits. Unless you don't chop them, you won't know what it tastes like.

In the current work environment, I do not have much choice. It is very unlikely that I can have experience beforehand in order to pursue the certificate.

So, the broader knowledge I can get and endorsed by the certification may help me step-in towards a career with better ROI, i.e. salary package, benefits, etc.

As much as I know myself, I am more of a Scrum Master than a Product Owner. Throughout the career, I have maintained ideal client relationships. So, I am not going to refuse to work as a Product Owner. I rather be multi-skilled than struggle to make my ends meet to feed the family.

Having SPS will equip me to be task-ready as and when the knowledge is needed to be implemented. Based on the certification, for e.g., if a position arises within the workplace where this particular skill may be needed, at least, I won't be lying around and looking for the endorsement then.

07:59 pm May 12, 2020

Having SPS will equip me to be task-ready as and when the knowledge is needed to be implemented. Based on the certification, for e.g., if a position arises within the workplace where this particular skill may be needed, at least, I won't be lying around and looking for the endorsement then.

So I get what you're saying but I will also say that just having a certification doesn't equate to having knowledge that would be beneficial to the situation. Experience, however, does prove to be helpful and valuable. Reading and learning information in order to pass an exam does not equate to a skill. I can read 1,000 books on golf but it won't make me a pro golfer. My suggestion would be that if you're interested in learning about Nexus, read the guide and the corresponding book. If you feel like taking the exam go for it but don't expect that passing the SPS is all you have to do in order to be the expert. 

09:57 am May 13, 2020

Every practitioner:
1. Apply relevant knowledge in actual work and practice repeatedly;
2. Get in-depth experience and gain;
3. Obtain certification to prove your mastery and achievement;
The above is my personal view of the essence of certification.