I have been using Marketo for about 4-5 years and have never taken any certification exam. Recently I am thinking of taking it but yet wonder if this is necessary. Can anyone who has been certified, share your reason why you did it and how it has impacted you? Thank you.
Very quickly some points I would say are:
Exactly this. Most job postings I see anymore state "Marketo experience required, MCE preferred." This immediately rises you to the top of candidacy.
I can also tell you that as soon as it is listed on your LinkedIn you'll have recruiters regularly in your inbox, but it ultimately comes down to what your career goals are. If you're looking for a raise or promotion in your current org, do it. If they're willing to pay for it, definitely do it. If you're thinking of making a move in the next 2 years (how long the cert is valid), do it. If none of these is a priority for you then it is more a personal preference.
100% on all of these. I definitely learned things while studying that I didn't know! There were reports I had never used, and details about Acquisition Program that I didn't know.
It's also a great point of personal pride
Curious where people are going to prep for MCE...is this the best option? Thanks Tony
I took the online training. And also reviewed some quizzes on the Nation.
On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 9:20 AM Tony Membrino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just started in Marketo this past May, and passed the MCE two weeks ago. I didn't have as much time as I wanted to prepare (by choice). I skipped the prep course, used only the sample questions, and spent the majority of my time going over the questions I found in Marketo Nation (part 3 linked here). I converted these to an Excel file, hid column C with the answers, and highlighted the boxes in column B for my answers. I still have the files, if you want them.