For some reason, I recently keep getting asked if I’m certified in one thing or another. Since I work mainly with LabWare LIMS and ELN and Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS/LES, I will answer that, here, so that it’s public knowledge, although I think I’ve made it fairly public even before this.
LabWare LIMS and ELN: My company is not a LabWare partner and, as such, does not follow the certification process. I offer expertise in V5 and V6, which is better than you’ll get by getting a certified person, which only means they were able to pass a test upon coming out of a course. Certification has nothing to do with product or industry experience.
Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS/LES: As far as I know, there is no certification available. As such, no-one is certified on this product. As such, I find it surprising that anyone asks this question.
Bottom line: If you want someone who has experience, give me a call. If you’re not interested in experience but prefer certification, then there are plenty of certified and junior people out there that the staffing companies would be more than glad to send to you so that they can train them on your dime.