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The Value and Purpose of Certification
User Richard At Lee Systems (firstname.lastname@example.org) posted:
The Reason for Certification is:
1. To get past the Blocker and Screener in Personnell.
2. Prove to those in management that you know what they don't.
3. To get the opportunity to talk with those who really know the technical
side of the subject job opening.
4. To pass government standards, because they are very big on degrees and
certification. They have to be 'objective' and go more by paper and years
than actual abilities.
5. To learn a standards of practice of how to do the subject technology.
6. The certification solidifies the knowledge.
Once you get to the Techie that's too busy keeping the wheels on the
business, you do indeed have to know your stuff about a broad range of
technical stuff. The more stuff you know and can do, the better.
Yes, I have run across my share of people who are degreed and worthless and
those who cannot take a test but can use some bubble gum and screws to make
a McGyver-like miracle happen with computers....
There are too many hackers that call themselves Developers. Hackers spew
out code, whether it works or not. Developers follow a methodology, any
methodology, to lay out requirements, design, code, test and release.....The
same goes with Load Testing.
In my own personal case, I knew what I knew. I knew my abilities. I knew
based upon my successes. But, until I got my first certification,
Recruiters would put me in a box that was far lower than where I knew I was.
I never knew just how beneficial others look towards certifications until I
earned the first one. That fueled my energies to earn two more
certifictions instead of going back to spend several years sequestered
earning a Masters. During the Go-Go days of the Dot Com Era, I was getting
the most intoxicating offers....Even through the darkest days of this past
summer and fall, I have continued to get telephone calls from would be
recruiters....And where the game counts, I have been gainfully employed at
an extremely good dollar volume, all the while.
Do I take Certifications too seriously? No. Where the rubber meets the
pavement is what really counts. This is why I have a home network of 8
machines, two KVM's, 2 hubs, 9 operating systems with more to load when more
hard drives are bought, tons of software and 2 Internet connections, and am
Certified Quality Analyst
Certified Software Test Engineer
LoadRunner CPS - Web
----- Original Message -----
From: Szerenyi, Laszlo <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 9:22 AM
Subject: RE: [LoadRunner] Re: Requests rejected due to bandwidth throttle