Anyone who has a certification, knows this message. One day in your life reaches you an email by the certifier with the following contents:

"Your CCENT Cisco Certification will expire on Jul 13, 2015 ."

Why do certifications expire? It is important that the certificate is valid, if I am looking for a new job?

Since I am professionally involved in the recruitment process, I must say that for me the "possession of a certification", whether active or expired, something positive says about the candidate. He learned structured a technology or procedure and was able to retrieve this knowledge under exam pressure.

Means the degree or diploma not the same?

Result: Of course, nothing to say against a recertification. Nevertheless, everyone will agree with me, who has passed a certification in Cisco, Oracle and Microsoft, and is familiar with the work that goes into a successful test, even an expired certification deserves respect.