The certificate doesn't mean you are more clever than somebody else. It also doesn't mean you know more than somebody else. But it confirms, yes, you know this and that or you have these and those abilities.
I can share some of my certificates from this perspective.
- Engineer Degree - Ing.
- Master of Arts Degree - Mgr.
- Doctor of Philoshopy Degree - PhDr.
- Doctor of Philoshopy Doctorate - Ph.D.
- Certificate in coaching - 3 years course
- Certificate in Facilitating
- Certificate in Strategic Planning - several modul course
- Certificate in Project Management - IPMA
- Diploma in Rural Development
- Diploma in University Education
- and some others certicites in short term courses on specific topics (financial management, business principles, MS Project, etc.)