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[ale] Does Certification Matter
- Subject: [ale] Does Certification Matter
- From: cochrane at mindspring.com (James S. Cochrane)
- Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 20:56:58 -0500
It all depends on who is hiring and what their hiring procedures are. Last
time I was out of work, getting my Solaris 8 certification certainly seemed
to open more doors, even though I was already walking around with close to
seven years of professional sysadmin experience and my AIX 4 certification
from IBM. When considering potential hires, I'll look at certifications,
as part of the entire package, but if you list a certification (or a
particular type of experience), you CAN expect questions on the subject,
particular if it's a certification I'm familiar with. I flushed one
candidate because he claimed Solaris certification, but couldn't tell me
what a disk slice was, for example. I don't think a certification ALONE
will get you much, but a certification can be the icing on the cake or the
distinguishing factor when deciding who to interview or who to hire.
At 03:33 PM 3/4/02 -0500, Tommie M. Jones wrote:
>I know we've covered this question before. Mostly along the lines of
>'Certification does not predict a person's performance'
>However here is my situation. I have a year's worth of Java Work
>experience and am not having any luck gettin a job in Java. Will Java at
>the very least get me into the door.
>'Business Intelligence' is not an Oxymoron - http://www.intelliforge.com
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