Re: Paper certs....

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Nergalsharazer, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Hey, What's wrong with paying some one to print you up your P.hd.? Go
    ahead, that's all you need in this country, to have a fake Cert of some
    kind, and then not be a white male, so you can claim discrimination if you
    are not hired.


    "znakomi" <> wrote in message
    news:059001c357a3$3d90a040$...
    > I'm looking for opinions from folks who look down on paper
    > certs. I've been trying to think of reasons why someone
    > would look down on them, but I'm coming up empty. I have
    > heard it about how much damage they do, and how some
    > people who study for them should almost be looked down on
    > for doing something "wrong". But I havent heard the
    > reasons why it is wrong to study for MCSE for people who
    > don't already work in IT.
    >
    > I like my job, and it's not IT, (engineer in digital
    > imaging equipment). I would venture to say that if a great
    > IT person came up to me and said he had another passion of
    > digital image processing, and he went to school for it
    > even though he may never work in it...I'd say "great, you
    > like Heiniken?". Why would I say anything else?
    >
    > The world is always changing, and even though I've worked
    > for this behemoth since some of the naysayers were in
    > diapers...downsizing is a reality. MCSE is interesting, it
    > skirts my job, and I could be laid off someday. Nice if I
    > could get my foot in the door and try this path if I
    > wanted to. I went for an interview last year for just for
    > the heck of it, (first interview in 15 + years). I had no
    > intention for the job, but I wanted to see if I'd get an
    > offer...which I did for twenty five an hour, (nowhere near
    > enough to derail me). But it was worth my effort, and I
    > wouldn't have gotten the offer without my paper cert.
    >
    > Besides, this stuff is fun, and it gives me excuses to
    > have all these computers around the house.
    >
    > Now I fully agree with naysayers who get down on people
    > who cheat. I don't cheat, (the only justice there is the
    > cheaters know how they are, worthless).
    >
    > So, please tell me the reasons why we must look down on
    > people like me with my nasty paper certificate. Why I was
    > wrong to do what I did.
    >
    > My school cost $7500.00, and I sweat out the same exams
    > the IT people do, except they have an advantage, they work
    > in it all the time. Due to the improved nature of the 2000
    > exams, and beta testing for question weight, I must
    > simulate the thinking of someone who has worked in it a
    > year. Why is that something to look down on someone for?
    >
    > Please don't just blast me for this and waste this thread,
    > I'd like to find out if there are any real reasons, and
    > what they are.
     
    Nergalsharazer, Jul 31, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Consultant

    Re: Paper certs....

    Consultant, Jul 31, 2003, in forum: MCSE
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    479
    Consultant
    Aug 4, 2003
  2. Andy Foster

    Re: Paper certs....

    Andy Foster, Jul 31, 2003, in forum: MCSE
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    453
    Andy Foster
    Jul 31, 2003
  3. Brendon

    Re: Paper certs....

    Brendon, Jul 31, 2003, in forum: MCSE
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    483
    Spike Driver
    Aug 1, 2003
  4. Kendal Emery

    Re: Paper certs....

    Kendal Emery, Jul 31, 2003, in forum: MCSE
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    982
    Spike Driver
    Aug 1, 2003
  5. Scott D
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    617
    Scott D
    Oct 27, 2003
Loading...

Share This Page