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A Little Certificate Can Go A Long Way

By Sherry Harris

The word certificate does not need any introduction. In this day and age certificates mean a lot to everybody. When we graduate from a university, institute or a career training school, we get a certificate. A certificate is the proof of our successful completion of an education or training program.

The institutes where we take admission issue a certificate after the course. We get the certificate only when we pass the course. The institute mentions the name of the candidate, commencing and completion date of the course, percentage or the grade the candidate obtains and also a signature of the principal. Basically a certificate is nothing other than a declaration letter. In the certificate the seal of the institute is also usually embossed making it more impressive.

The certificate tells the success story in academics and training programs. It is very influential and a must for a person's career. It creates an immense positive impression on the employer's mind. Completion of a certificate program can serve as a signal to prospective employers that you are a person with the drive and determination to excel.

These programs are open to non-degree seeking students. The overall purpose of most certificate programs is to provide a study of fundamental principles, with primary emphasis on program of choice. Students who successfully complete there certificate program will be qualified to apply for entry-level positions. Prerequisites normally include basic skills competencies in reading, writing, and mathematics.

But if you are like most people you will want to know what is involved in the training program, which leads to the certificate. Well, there are lots of training programs conducted by many institutions to develop a person's skill and knowledge. A training program could be on any topic such as business training, team building training program, sales training, programming training and many other topics. These are short-term programs and are a great way to learn.

A training program is very good for people who do not have any knowledge on the subject. Suppose a person would like to learn graphic designing then he can join the graphic designing training program, which would help him in learning the skills. It does not matter whether you know something on the subject and would like to learn more or if you do not have any knowledge on the topic and would like to learn about the subject, as there are training programs available for all.

There are different types of training programs such as, online training, crash course training programs, on-the-job-training programs, mentor training programs and others. These training programs help in developing the person's skills. A training program is very helpful and a person is highly motivated after he completes the program. Training programs are designed for people who do not have much knowledge on the subject. By completing the training program a person has complete knowledge of the subject and this increases his or her job prospects.

A training program is a very good way to learn and gain knowledge. With the knowledge a person can get a job or open a company. There are on the job training programs wherein you learn the work by working under a senior person and you are paid a stipend during the training period.

For any job the basic criteria of selecting a candidate is a certificate showing good grades. Thus we apply for a job by forwarding a copy of the certificate along with our well-written resume. In some instances, a certificate may fulfill the professional development required at some places of employment to advance in position and salary.

Your professional status is also enhanced as you receive formal recognition for your increased knowledge and skill in your field of study. In short, certificates carry a lot of weight in our society and are essential for our progress.

Copyright 2006 Sherry Harris

About The Author

Sherry Harris is the President and CEO of online career training school, Malibu Institute. For more information on master certificate courses and programs offered, go to:


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