After three years of work, the COMMON Certification Steering Committee introduces a second certification exam while work continues on the curriculum.
Written by Chris Smith
When you think of what an education today can cost, those of us who emerged from college with degree in hand two or three decades ago and didn't have to spend the ensuing years paying down student debt were truly fortunate. In fact, the best gift my father ever gave me was my college education, which, despite a little grumbling at the time, was completely covered—as far as I know—out of the regular household budget. Thanks to a lot of hard work over the past three years by a team of dedicated COMMON volunteers, today's savvy IT professionals now have a cost-effective means of differentiating themselves from the rising sea of worldwide job seekers by earning a certification that stands to truly set them apart from the crowd.