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I also took the HFI CUA program and got that certification. While it is may not be universally accepted due to it being associated with a commercial company, it was valuable to me and has been well-received by those I've been in contact with. If you are on LinkedIn you can find some great discussion on the same topic in the group called "UX Professionals". ...


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Your work needs to speak for itself to some degree and, no offense intended, but just in my experience and based on practitioners in the field, the UPA and other certifications are pretty much meaningless in the real world ... meaning in places where we don't endlessly discuss such issues and actually have to produce solid interaction design and usable ...


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I completed the CUA course back in 2008-9 (I think) followed by the exam a few months later. Although I have a Degree in a related field (Graphic and Interactive Design), I wanted to suppliment this with a UX specific certification. The course was certainly useful. For the most part it reassured me that my level of existing knowledge was sound, and helped ...


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Human Factors International has their Certified Usability Analyst program and they have just started their second level certification - Certified User Experience Analyst. I have the CUA certification and it's a pretty decent program. I haven't seen anything better out there.


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One way to think about this is "education" vs. "accreditation". I just hired a woman from Cal Berkeley with a PhD in Human Computer Interaction. I value this much more than a certificate from somewhere.


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I took the CUA coursework in July in Seattle and passed the exam a few days later. So it's too soon to understand what impact, if any, it will have on my career. My expectation, however, is that it'll be of very little value in landing a job at a startup, some value in landing a job at an agency, and a great deal of value in getting a UX job at larger ...


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You will learn how to talk about and defend your ux decisions and beliefs. Perhaps, you may not learn as much as you could at home reading. Nonetheless, speaking in person with other UX designers helps you to rationalize your beliefs and realize that there is often more than one good solution. You'll hear stories first hand that you may be able to relate to ...


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As someone who is involved with hiring UX designers and researchers, a UX certification on a resume doesn't impact my review of a candidate. The single thing that I'm most interested in is a candidate's portfolio, regardless of their level of experience. When I review the resume of a fresh college graduate, their college degree is useful to see (a ...


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In UX experience and/or a degree is essential. While I am aware of these types of certification I prefer that it is backed up with solid project work or a very good covering letter. Of course, certifications will give you a solid grounding of the basics of UX, but... When we're selecting applicants the most important thing is that there is a demonstrable ...


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I've searched the web for a Usability certification, which is widely accepted by practitioners, employers customers. Is there such a certificate available today? No, not in the UK market. Things may vary from country to country however.


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Conducting Workshops are hands-on approach, develops facilitation skills & learning from users, stake-holders - which should drive in greater confidence against being better knowledgeable by reading and writing blogs. Definitely conducting workshops are +1 point ahead. You can compare it with it even writing research papers and presenting in front of ...


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Is is no doubt that you learn better by doing than reading. And experience definitely is a key element in UX practice. But at the same time you also have a lot of theoretical literature. Topics that are inadequate for workshops. So the conclusion is: 1) You need to read on your own and study the discipline to gain a platform of knowledge. This is ...


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CUA is for usability, CXA - for user experience, so if you work as UX guy, it's definitely worth to pass. I'm a CXA and I've passed it from second try, but without any courses or additional preparation. In my opinion, it is not very helpful for my career or knowledge, but it nice to have and as Jørn E. Angeltveit wrote it's never wrong to learn new stuff. ...


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I've only undertaken the CXA course but need to take the CUA exam in order to take the CXA exam which is frustrating. The one thing I wish I knew is who the course is aimed at. Personally, I find the CXA course very outdated and antiquated. Examples, genuinely from 1992 or earlier. Amazon was barely born. And the slides have not been updated. Of the (6 I ...


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There is no widely accepted standard for certifying software as "secure". Additionally it is practically impossible to be sure that software that is being installed hasn't been tampered with in some way. Whether an IT department trust particular software will vary from department to department, and often has nothing to do with security. It is to do with ...


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I was introduced to UX by generalassembly in NYC. They have beneficial courses, classes & workshops. Check 'em out.


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There are some Certified Usability Professional: I. Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics CPE - Certified Professional Ergonomist CHFP - Certified Human Factors Professional CUXP - Certified User Experience Professional AEP - Associate Ergonomics Professional AHFP - Associate Human Factors Professional AUXP - Associate User Experience ...


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In Germany we have: Usability Consultant at artop in Berlin Certified Usability Engineer at Fraunhofer in Skt. Augustin Certified Usability Expert at Usability Academy in Hamburg/Berlin/Munich Here is a good reading describing all three in german language. I did the Fraunhofer Institute Certification recently. And its worth its money, even if its quite ...


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As James said, there is not a clear, official certification in usability in the US or the UK, only commercial vendor courses or a few certificate programs at Univs. (However, there IS one in Germany and in Russia, and I think Japan). The German one was initiated by the professional association, and is accredited through the German government just like any ...


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As far as I know, there isn't. I haven't seen any certifications specifically in Usability or even User Experience, but it seems that there are a lot of related fields that can be beneficial to the topic. I think it is best to have a resume or body of work that shows you are able to be a key contributor in the area of usability. Any of the following are ...


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There are many U.S. universities offering graduate-level certificates in HTI/HCI which bridge the gap between full-fledged academic immersion and professional certification. Here's a couple examples: University of Kentucky Iowa State



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