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[ale] Does Certification Matter



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.

James

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.
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