Is there mitosis in certification? The distinguished Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) credential has now, at the stroke of a pen (or the click of a mouse?), become two separate and distinct certifications.
Certification is a great way to keep your IT skills current, as well as gather and absorb new information. It can be costly, however, to train for and pass an exam. Where can you turn for financial assistance?
There's a lot of discussion about whether it makes more sense to use performance-based exams or multiple choice exams in certification. An either/or view of the situation, however, may not be the best approach to take.