Certifications for career progression.
I know many will respond "Oh certifications, they dont really matter...blah blah blah", but I find quite a few folks count that as a factor in hiring.
I wanted to know your thoughts in this.
I feel PMP is good one, if you want to move into management- but there you might lose touch with the latest technology, which helps in making sound decision-making.
As for me I have 10+ years of QA experience and almost 5 years into automation.
Are there any other certification(other than PMP - and QTP/QC one), which will help a QA person for career progression.
I like studying for certifications mostly for the reason that it gives me a path to learn about unexpected things that I don't know about. I like going through the material as if I'm reading a cook book for food. I try ideas, look for interesting things to do and learn about. If I ever feel that I know enough to take the exam then I give it a try. Even if I don't take the test, the things I discovered a things that I bump into later on in my career or life. I still pick up high school and college books used for studying for exams to see what new things have been discovered in the past 30 years. I would say study and take the tests, but enjoy the journey.
I took CSQE (ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer) and found it to be particularly helpful with my career. Also try CSQA or CSTE.