"Vendor certifications have been around a long time. I remember
earning my first vendor certification in the early 1990s. It was a
seven test marathon that netted me a certificate, membership card,
extra technical support, and a pretty logo sheet for my business
"For a time, I found that having it gave me an edge in job
interviews and sales presentations. I honestly learned some things
going through the process, too. I believe that certifications can
be valuable, when combined with on-the-job experience..."