Certifications for career shift/boost

By TechGD TechGD Points: 390 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 7/1/2014 2:31:27 AM | Views: 4547 | Points: 30

I have 8 years of experience in single software company with .net development.
Since we have inhouse tools I dont have much exposure on good .net development skills. I usually work on maintainance/bug fixing work wihout much knowledge of latest versions of .net.
I am never interested in coding and the compensation is also very less according to market standards.
So I need to plan on my future may be with a change.
With current situation what all options Do I have now?

Since I am not technically inclined I am planning towards some other options. One of them is management side.
So in order to shift to management side from my current position I am planning to do some certification.

One such option is Certified Scrum Master.
Can anybody suggest me some details about this certification?
1) How relevant is this certification in current market ?
2) Are companies still moving aggressively towards agile methodology so that CSM will be useful ?
3) Does this certification add value to my career OR does it help me to move towards management roles ?
4) Is it worth spending time and money on this certification ?
5) Are there any other certifications which suit my current situation ? (PMP and PRINCE2 needs more maturity and process exposure)

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.


Sainath's Advice on Thursday, January 1, 2015 :

CSM (Certified Scrum Master) is basically an entry level certification in the world of Agile software development, in my opinion. It basically gives you a good grounding in the fundamentals of Agile software development. 

It can help you in case you wish to become a Scrum Master. In some organizations, the position of onsite co-ordinator and Scrum master is in good demand. However, like in the case of almost any certification, in itself and by itself no certification can provide a job guarantee. Having said that, it provides a value add and raises the value of your resume thus raising your employability in the process.

Regarding PMP and Prince2 I have already mentioned in the last response.

Sainath Sherigar

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