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Single-Serving Certifications: One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

It's loose data from the Certification Magazine Salary Survey!There were more than 900 certifications included in the most recent Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 4,700 individuals from 96 different countries participated in the survey. Put all of those numbers together and you get an impressively large amount of data.

 

Lots of that data gets reported, both in Certificaiton Magazine itself an online at CertMag.com. Even with somewhere around 75 additional Salary Survey articles appearing at the website in the course of each year, however, there's still a mountain of data that doesn't really get used for anything at all.

 

That's why today we have a fat serving of Salary Survey leftovers for you. These are odds and ends that ordinarily would get swept into the digital dustbin and be winked out of existence by the DELETE key. Sometimes it's interesting, of course, to look around at the (data) dump and see what ended up there.

 

Today we have a dozen rejects, 12 randomly chosen certifications each held by exactly one — and only one — individual who responded to the survey. We've also tossed in a few facts about the one survey respondent who holds each of these lonely credentials.

 

We hope you enjoy these oddments. If this batch is well-received, then we may randomly publish other tidbits that are passed along to us throughout the year.

 

1) Logical Operations Modern Classroom Certified Trainer — This one is held by a man who lives in the Netherlands. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $67,500 and $69,999, or between €59,399 and €61,587. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

2) Intuit Quickbooks Certified User — This one is held by a woman who lives in Florida. She is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between  $65,000 and $67,499. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master's degree.

 

3) Genesys Certified Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in Pakistan. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $20,000 $22,499, or between ₨3,052,500 and ₨3,121,736. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) Autodesk Certified Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in California. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $155,000 and $159,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

5) CA Certified Expert — This one is held by a man who lives in Canada. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $97,500 and $99,999, or between C$128,754 and C$132,054. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

6) FITSP-Operator — This one is held by a man who lives in New York. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $27,500 and $29,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is an associate's degree.

 

7) OMG Certified Expert in BPM — This one is held by a man who lives in Mexio. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $35,000 and $37,499, or between $668,586 and $716,322. (Both Mexico and the United States use the "$" symbol for their respective currencies.) The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

8) Puppet Professional Certification — This one is held by a man who lives in North Carolina. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $120,000 to $124,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

9) Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $170,000 and $174,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a doctorate.

 

10) SpringSource Certified Spring Professional — This one is held by an individual who has an annual salary of between $110,000 and $114,999. No other information about this individual was recorded.

 

11) TIBCO Certified Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in the Netherlands. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $67,500 and $69,999, or between €59,399 and €61,587. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

12) Veeam Certified Engineer: Advanced - Design and Optimization — This one is held by a man who lives in Denmark. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $155,000 and $159,999, or between Kr.1,018,009 and Kr.1,050,841. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training (no college degree).