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IT Certifications that Matter

  • 18 Nov 2009
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Starbucks Support Center


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What IT certifications do employers recruit, screen and hire for? What types of and what companies require or deeply value these accreditations when hiring employers for open positions? What skills do students gain from the various certification curriculums and training programs? How do I get certified and how much does it cost? Can I get reimbursed and are there special programs for unemployed workers to get certified or retrained?

If you are interested in or have questions about IT certification, attending AWC’s panel is a must:

  • Covers seven key certification areas
  • Includes perspectives of the “accreditation certifiers” as well as hiring managers, who value the skills and require the certification
  • Provides information about state and local programs to help pay for training, and available tax deductions


Panel Participants

IT Security

Steve Hailey, Edmonds Community College, Digital Forensics and Information Security

Ravila Helen White, Information Security Strategist, Business Model Inc.


Scott Gillins, Cisco Engineering

Robin Borough, EVP, Omnikron Systems Inc.


Joseph Johnson II, Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Architect

IT Infrastructre Library (ITIL)

Robin Borough, EVP, Omnikron Systems Inc.

Product Management/ Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM)

Mara Krieps, President, Product Management Consortium

Linda Merrick, Lead Instructor, University of Washington Software Product Management Certificate

Project Management/ Project Management Institute (PMI)

Dennis Fehrenbach, PMP, and Naomi Carroll, PMI Certification, PMI Puget Sound Chapter

Suzanne Cooley, Volt Technical Recruiting

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)

Eva Smith, Edmonds Community College

State programs and financial aid available to unemployed workers

Employment Security Communications

Presentation Materials

Click here to download the presentation handouts.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

  • 5-6pm: Registration, networking, and dinner
  • 6-8pm: Facilitated panel discussion and Q&A
  • 8-9pm: Networking

NOTE: This meeting runs slightly longer than our usual meetings to accommodate the panel discussion.

Starbucks Support Center (map)
Mezza Cafe Conference Room - Third Floor
2401 Utah Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Free parking in the lot in front of Starbucks/Sears.


Registration Policies

  • We accept reservations up to and including the day of the meeting.
  • Only cash and checks are accepted at the door of the event.
  • We gladly take cancellations up to the 3rd day before the meeting.
  • For paid meetings, no-shows will be charged.


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