OT: Certifications... Worth it?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by Michael D. Alligood, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Michael D. Alligood, Apr 7, 2007
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  2. "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
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    > Here is a good article by Jennifer Waters concerning the question that
    > circulates these newsgroups. Are certifications worth it?
    >
    > http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/a...oes-certification-matter-really-any-more.aspx
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    >
    > The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    >
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    Crap... Sorry if that was HTML... <digging deeper hole>
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    Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
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    CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    Michael D. Alligood, Apr 7, 2007
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    .rev [MCT] Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    IT Certifications are worthless without experience. Knowledge is power.
    Certification is paper. Also I've decided to amend my signature to more
    easily blend in with the new look of the NG's.

    Rev. Stephen Charles Rea D.Div [MCNGP #44]
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    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Here is a good article by Jennifer Waters concerning the question that
    > circulates these newsgroups. Are certifications worth it?
    >
    > http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/a...oes-certification-matter-really-any-more.aspx
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    >
    > The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    >
    > CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    .rev [MCT], Apr 7, 2007
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    ".rev [MCT]" <> wrote in message
    news::

    <serious snippage>

    > Register your next MCP exam with VUE and save 20%. Use the discount voucher
    > code, MSUU7C1E9359 Register online at vue.com or by phone @ 800.837.8734


    So, is that a valid discount voucher code? :)
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    Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    Michael D. Alligood, Apr 7, 2007
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  5. Michael D. Alligood

    catwalker63 Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    Michael D. Alligood piffled away vaguely:

    > ".rev [MCT]" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    > <serious snippage>
    >
    >> Register your next MCP exam with VUE and save 20%. Use the discount voucher
    >> code, MSUU7C1E9359 Register online at vue.com or by phone @ 800.837.8734

    >
    > So, is that a valid discount voucher code? :)


    Probably. He's an MCT so he can give it out. It's a good deal.
    --

    Catwalker
    MCNGP #43
    www.mcngp.com
    "I have a gun. It's loaded. Shut up."
    catwalker63, Apr 7, 2007
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  6. Michael D. Alligood

    .rev [MCT] Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    I wouldn't have put it there if it weren't true.

    --
    ..rev
    ..
    "It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without
    accepting it"
    ~Aristotle
    ..
    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ".rev [MCT]" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    > <serious snippage>
    >
    >> Register your next MCP exam with VUE and save 20%. Use the discount
    >> voucher
    >> code, MSUU7C1E9359 Register online at vue.com or by phone @ 800.837.8734

    >
    > So, is that a valid discount voucher code? :)
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    > The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    > CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    >
    >
    .rev [MCT], Apr 7, 2007
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    ".rev [MCT]" <> wrote in message
    news:#:

    > I wouldn't have put it there if it weren't true.
    >

    <snipped>

    I got your point concerning the sig. To me, the discount code was the
    only relevant information in it!

    --
    Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    Michael D. Alligood, Apr 7, 2007
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  8. Michael D. Alligood

    .rev [MCT] Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    Feel free to share. And I'm glad you got the point with my sig, but that
    wasn't the only relevant data you know. Stupid Laws are very important too.

    --
    ..rev
    ..
    "It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without
    accepting it"
    ~Aristotle
    ..
    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ".rev [MCT]" <> wrote in message
    > news:#:
    >
    >> I wouldn't have put it there if it weren't true.
    >>

    > <snipped>
    >
    > I got your point concerning the sig. To me, the discount code was the only
    > relevant information in it!
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
    > The I.T. Classroom - http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/
    > CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com
    >
    >
    .rev [MCT], Apr 7, 2007
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  9. Michael D. Alligood

    Neil Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    did you hear ".rev [MCT]" <> say in
    news::

    >
    > Also I've decided to amend my signature
    > to more easily blend in with the new look of the NG's.
    >
    > Rev. Stephen Charles Rea D.Div [MCNGP #44]
    > --
    > Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP Windows XP Professional)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA Windows 2003 Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging (MCSAM Windows
    > 2003 Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (MCSAS Windows
    > 2003 Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE Windows 2003 Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Messaging (MCSEM Windows 2003
    > Server) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security (MCSES Windows
    > 2003 Server) Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST
    > Windows XP Professional)
    > Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA SQL Server 2000)
    > Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS SQL Server 2005)
    > Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator (MCITP:DBA
    > SQL Server 2005)
    > Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
    > CompTIA A+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA Server+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA i-Net+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA e-Biz+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA Project+ Certified Professional
    > CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
    > ETA Computer Service Technician (CST)
    > ETA Certified Network Systems Technician (CNST)
    > ETA Certified Web Specialist (CWS)
    >
    > Register your next MCP exam with VUE and save 20%. Use the discount
    > voucher code, MSUU7C1E9359 Register online at vue.com or by phone @
    > 800.837.8734
    >
    > TechNet -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/beta/moderators/rea.mspx
    >
    > MCNGP - http://www.mcngp.com
    >
    > Stupid Laws - http://www.justafreak.com/law/index.shtml
    >
    > Random Link - http://www.ipchicken.com/
    > .


    I'm only doing this because I'm mean and have no imminent desire for my
    MVP.

    oh and a cert without experience is more worthless than a BA in mideval
    lit.

    --
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    Windows NT™ Server 3.51
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    Database Administration Solution by Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005
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    Microsoft Certified System Engineer (NT 3.51)
    Microsoft Certified System Engineer (NT 4)
    Microsoft Certified System Engineer (Win2000)
    Microsoft Certified System Engineer (Win2003)
    Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet
    Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet
    Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
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    CompTIA Server+
    Compaq ASE
    Compaq AIS
    Compaq APS
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    Cisco CCDA
    HP CSC, CSE
    MCNGP
    Certified PITA {$1 to M. Bell}
    FSM Ninja
    and all the rest I've forgotten
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    Neil, Apr 8, 2007
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  10. Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in
    news::

    >> Register your next MCP exam with VUE and save 20%. Use the discount
    >> voucher code, MSUU7C1E9359 Register online at vue.com or by phone @
    >> 800.837.8734

    >


    Too bad I didn't see this last thursday! Hopefully the code (or one
    similar) appears when I'm ready for the 70-293!
    Red Swingline Stapler, Apr 9, 2007
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  11. Michael D. Alligood

    JaR Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    ..rev [MCT] wrote:
    > IT Certifications are worthless without experience. Knowledge is power.
    > Certification is paper. Also I've decided to amend my signature to more
    > easily blend in with the new look of the NG's.
    >
    > Rev. Stephen Charles Rea D.Div [MCNGP #44]
    > --
    > Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP Windows XP Professional)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA Windows 2003 Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging (MCSAM Windows 2003
    > Server)
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (MCSAS Windows 2003
    > Server)

    <blindingly long list snipped>

    *Hands Rev a Guinness with a grin*

    --
    JaR
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    Remove hat to reply
    JaR, Apr 9, 2007
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  12. Michael D. Alligood

    Neil Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    did you hear JaR <> say in news:#QBBO7reHHA.4564
    @TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl:

    > *Hands Rev a Guinness with a grin*


    HEY! Where's mine?

    --
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    - Always remember to Pillage BEFORE you Burn.
    Neil, Apr 10, 2007
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  13. Michael D. Alligood

    CertGuard Guest

    Re: Certifications... Worth it?

    "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns990EA1E5AC250neilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16...
    > did you hear JaR <> say in news:#QBBO7reHHA.4564
    > @TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> *Hands Rev a Guinness with a grin*

    >
    > HEY! Where's mine?
    >

    *grin*


    You're welcome!
    --
    CG
    CertGuard, Apr 10, 2007
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