Expired certifications, best way to deal with them?
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We all have certs that expired or have ones that we will let expire in the future. My question is then what's the best way to display them when it comes to your resume? Do you following all of your titles with dates or leave out expired certs all together?
This! Also, I think it's important how you put it - if you have a cert in something that is expired and you want to mention it, you can just say you have some knowledge, or used to work with it. Something like that. As long as you don't say "I'm proficient in .." and something that suggests advanced knowledge, it's okay. At least this is how I have done it up until now and I haven't had any trouble. If I have a relevant skill at some level, even if it isn't the highest, I leave it on with a little explanation.
I do mention my expired CCNA at the bottom of my LinkedIn profile (at least, I don't remember taking it off), but I also put the date my certification expired.
Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
Working on: RHCE/Ansible
Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
Well, if you had been working as a network engineer for those 10 years and just decided not to re-certify, you probably would. But I agree it wouldn't be worth listing on your resume.