6 Certifications to Take Your Career To The Next Level For $100 or Less

Developing further skills can boost your career at any stage.

Whether you are looking for a new job or trying to grow in your current one, getting a certification can be a great way to improve your skills.

Anyone can put that they are proficient in a computer program on their resume but having a certificate can help you stand out amongst the competition and give credence to the strength of your skills.


But what's the best way to invest in yourself without breaking the bank? Some certification programs can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. We are going to walk through six of the best certifications you can get for $100 or less.

Six Sigma

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Six Sigma principals can help your company improve its processes.

Who is it best for: Operations professionals or those managing processes for any type of company.

Cost: Free for White Belt; additional certifications are available for a fee.

Six Sigma is a methodology to find defects or variations in a process. Six Sigma methodology is used across industries all over the world to improve operational efficiencies in all different processes. It's not just manufacturing; it can even be used to streamline the efficiency of the work in your office to save time and reduce errors.

Six Sigma White Belt Certification is currently free and allows you to understand the methodology and the impact it can have at your organization. It is an ideal jumping-off point for those with no previous experience with Six Sigma who are looking to get a high-level overview of the program.

Six Sigma offers additional certifications in Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt as well as customized courses for many particular industries.

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