Journal of International Information Management


Trade journals and magazines define three categories of computer certification: "professional, " industry, " and "vendor. " The purpose of this study was to compare Information Systems IS) professionals' value of professional and vendor certification types in relation to technical and management positions in IS. It appears that IS professionals value both certification types equally when not considering job position. Findings suggest technical and managerial IS professionals value the two types of certifications differently when job position is considered. Future research is warranted to determine why the respondents considered these two certifications differently for both technical (programmers and analysts) and managerial positions.