I know we have too many social media experts out there, some are genuine but many are fake experts. It’s a sad and ugly truth but here’s the good news for today, do you know that nowadays you yourself can actually become a Certified Social Media Specialist?
You don’t need Social Media experts. You need Certified Social Media Experts!
Discovered this a few days back. It seems that ISMA (International Social Media Association) is offering social media geeks the opportunity to get professional certifications and recognitions in the field of social media. Their first offering (I’m just guessing here) is an intense 8-week online interactive program that comes with a 2-day live training classes that will provide registrants with the necessary skills and knowledge to rule and reign supreme in the world of social media. Great!
One quick glance at the scope of the above said program reveals that it is packed with goodies. The program will cover major social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter etc, blogging, social media strategies, social media marketing, social media consultation and even outsourcing. Wow, that’s a lot to learn and I’m not at all surprised to see that whoever is interested in registering has to fork out $2,995 to get in.
So, what does one get from the program? Other than skills and knowledge, ISMA will award successful registrants with graduation certificates, recognizing them as Certified Social Media Specialists. That’s not all, they will also have the privilege to place the official International Social Media Association Certified Social Media Specialist logo on their websites/blogs and promotional items.
Hmm… Interesting program indeed! I have a few questions to submit to ISMA now. Check it out while I do that. :)