N2IT wrote: »
Looking back I would never take a certification exam if it wasn't paid for. But that is just me.
Chitownjedi wrote: »
Man.. I've paid for every single cert that I've gotten....And you know what... I would and will continue to do so.... I have not been fortunate at all to ever work for any organization that gave a damn about training and reimbursing certifications, and I'm not going to stagnate my growth because of their lack of foresight.
I've probably spent 3,000.00-4,000$ on study materials the last 3 years. But I've also went from 18,000$ a year to $95,000+ at my peak because of that knowledge and skills I gained. So I'm not concerned with employers reimbursing me. I reimburse myself with better roles that leverage my new skills.
I've taken a paycut and a less stressful job just so I can pursue more education and have my life back after work. So I'll be spending more money, and don't expect this place to reimburse me at all.
If I ever got to a place that helped with reimbursement/certifications/training. I definitely would appreciate it and take advantage.