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    Default How do you list certs on your resume?

    I started out with only a few, so I listed the full name.

    Now that they're starting to pile up, should I shorten them?

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
    CompTIA Network+
    CompTIA A+

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    MCITP: EST, MCTS: Vista, MCDST, MCP, Network+, A+

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    I would suggest the first, as the latter can be confusing to non-IT HR personal, as well as the new certs (MCTS) are not widely known very well.

    And it just looks better IMO
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    If you read the fine print on CompTIA's site, I believe they require you to list their certs in the full "CompTIA * +" format such as on business cards and advertisements (website, phone book, flyers, etc.) and specifically state you cannot use the shortened A+, Net+ etc. I am not sure if that would apply to resumes or not.

    http://certification.comptia.org/res...load_logo.aspx
    Trademark Usage and Style Guide for use on the Web and in Print Materials

    The name of any CompTIA certification must not be without the word "CompTIA". For example: CompTIA A+ certified, NOT A+ certified; CompTIA Network+ certification, NOT Network+ certification.
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    I list them by cert vendor and one vendor per line, such as:

    CompTIA A+, Network+, Project+
    Cisco CCNA, CCNP
    Microsoft MCSA, MCTS
    CWNP CWNA CWSP
    (ISC)2 CISSP

    The important thing is to remember to use the standard name or abbreviation of the cert and the vendor so it will turn up in a search. For example, you want to list "CompTIA Network+" and not just "Net+".
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    I list them with both the abbrevations and the full spelling.

    ex. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
    Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)

    I spell it out for the HR people, but list the abbreviations for the people that are scanning and searching resumes.
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    Do you guys also add the certification logo's as footer in your resumes?
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    I normally don't. I think it looks tacky, but that is just my opinion. Now if I had the CCIE or CISSP I might do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elover_jm
    Do you guys also add the certification logo's as footer in your resumes?
    I honestly think that's tacky unless you are actually a member of the organization. And still, it doesn't positively influence me if I see a logos for the IEEE, ACM, (ISC)2, etc. on a resume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elover_jm
    Do you guys also add the certification logo's as footer in your resumes?
    I'd never put logos on my resume. It's usually seen as tacky and unnecessary.
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