Berkeley/Haas EE: $2600 Digital Transformation Cert

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  1. eriehiker

    eriehiker Active Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  3. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    I'm doing the free nanodegree Mac Juli recommended, by AKAD University. It's a 5 ECTS program. Digital Transformation track.
    Great service and free.
    Your German has to be quite good for this though.

    Auf wiedersehen ;-)
     
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Eine sehr gute Schule. Kostenlos? Ausgezeichnet! Herzliche Glückwünsche! :)

    (A very good school. Free? Terrific! Congratulations.)
     
  5. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  7. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Will all be explained there!!
     
  8. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Interesting.
    A question I have when I see that certificate programme is: can you truly claim to hold a certificate from BerkeleyHaas after completing that programme from uni of philantrophy? It sounds more like the Coursera certificates and the like, where it's seen as '' professional continuous education '' rather than a real academic credential. Or could you get hired with this certificate?
    It's intriguing either way :)
     
  9. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    Don't see why you can't, though you'd probably want to be clear that it was professional development or continuing education based on what the certificate said.
     
  10. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Would such a free certificate be taken seriously though?
     
  11. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    Depends on what you're planning on doing. If you want to work for a nonprofit, this may actually be taken seriously as a signal that you care enough about the field to invest time and energy. Especially with the Berkely name attached, it might give the impression that you actually spent money on the course and give you some edge.
     
  12. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Hmm interesting.
    Could you only work in fundraising with it though?
    I want to earn a for-profit kind of salary but would be okay to work for a non-profit.
    I'm hesitating to dabble into this course.
     
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't see how it would do you much good for anything other than fundraising, since that's what it's in.

    People who are very good at fundraising can do well for themselves even in the non-profit sector, but to be honest if you want to earn a for-profit sector salary, this is really not for you.
     
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  14. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Salaries mentioned in the USA for non-profit fundraising are between $56000 and $74000 from what I could find.
    I had actually hoped that a fundraiser could make an MBA-like salary.
    You're probably right that I'm too greedy to be a fundraiser.
    You probably need to go into this branch with the intention to be completely altruistic, which I'm not.
    Still an interesting certificate programme though.
     
  15. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    And yet: "Learners are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this specialization through the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Haas)."
     
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  17. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    That's true but on the other hand, the certificate is awarded by University of Philantrophy and mentions that it was a non-degree, non-credit and non-diploma programme, so would it still be seen as an actual certificate from Berkeley Haas by employers?
    I understand where the other poster was going to.
    I mean, it is designed in the same fashion as those Coursera courses. They are not seen as '' real certificates '' either.
     
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  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    "Credit" is not a synonym for "real".
     
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  19. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    It's a series of professional development courses that teach you something new and allow you to depart with a credential that acknowledges your completion of the program. If your criticism is that it's not going to open a world of doors to lucrative careers, fine, but nobody ever said it would.
     
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  20. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Credit programmes are taken more seriously than non-credit programmes though.
    What I would worry about with this certificate is that employers google it and then find out you got it for free.
    If they hired you based on this certificate that might be a reason for them to blow it all off.
     

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