If there’s one thing growing faster than the number of Digium-Certified Asterisk Professionals worldwide, it is the number of opportunities for their skills to be applied. Deep telephony integration requires Asterisk-savvy consultants. New voice-enabled applications call for the proven knowledge and experience of Asterisk developers. And while we don’t hear as many requests lately to “be the next Vonage,” there’s still no shortage of people with an idea, a budget, and a need to hire Asterisk professionals to help change the world.
Crowning a difficult written and practical examination, the dCAP Certification gives customers the confidence that they’re hiring proven talent. It says, “this individual has the chops to make Asterisk go beyond the typical PBX.” The certification is earned through hours of study and demonstrated ability; it cannot be won by simply cramming a study book or sleeping through a tradeshow seminar.
With an exclusive dCAP Group now on LinkedIn.com, it’s even easier to find one of these talented individuals. Just search for dCAP on LinkedIn and look for the distinctive logo shown in the resulting profiles.
LinkedIn is a professional networking site through which you can find potential clients, vendors, and business partners. It offers a great way to advertise your professional strengths and interests. (Here’s my own profile.) LinkedIn users can form and join groups to display their affiliations as part of their profile. Corporate, non-profit, professional, alumni, and conference groups are all common. And now, there’s one just for Digium-Certified Asterisk Professionals.
There’s no cost to join or use LinkedIn. They sell upgrades for special features, but the site works just fine without those upgrades. Digium receives no benefit for you joining LinkedIn, other than the fact that dCAPs are now easier than ever to find and research.
Why use LinkedIn?
- See “Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn,” a blog post by Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple and founder of Alltop and Truemors.
- Read the secrets that Matt Asay discovered using LinkedIn to find Alfresco open source users (and recruit SEs!)
Already a dCAP? Create a LinkedIn profile and then join the dCAP Group. Only those that have passed the exam are pre-approved for membership. Asserting your dCAP credential is a powerful way to show that you’re on the cutting edge of disruptive telephony technology.