Ellen, it’s great that you’re considering how the MCE can support your career. The MCE is like a badge of honour; it tells employers, clients, and the MOPs community that you’re someone they can trust when it comes to Marketo. Obtaining the qualification can be beneficial in various ways, but its relevance ultimately depends on your goals.
Passing the MCE helped me progress from a campaign operations role into Marketo consultancy and negotiate a higher salary. Like the idea of moving towards strategy or systems operations? If you’re interested in, say, designing the sales, data, and reporting processes in Marketo that allow others to run campaigns and get performance insights, the MCE can give you that momentum.
That said, not taking the MCE isn’t a hard stop on career development. If you become interested in a more generalist marketing role or a discipline that’s less about managing tech, like field marketing, then you’ll use Marketo in a less administrative capacity.