SHOULD I BOTHER ?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. im the owner of a busy computer store mainly specialising in hard ware
    repair and virus removal should i bother with getting a certificate if so
    which ?
    many thanks in advance

    rgds mike
    --
    the vulture is a very patient bird!
    =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=, Aug 20, 2006
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  2. Hi Mike,

    Great question. I know a lot of people who start out just like you - either
    working for or running a hardware-centric organization, wondering what the
    certs can do for them.

    Firstly the certifications will give you a level of credibility over and
    above what you have - it is an indication that you have the respect for your
    profession to invest in training to advance yourself - and to differentiate
    yourself at a level above your competition. This is and of itself is huge
    and can pay dividends.

    Secondly by studying for your certifications you may discover new fields
    that you can offer your clients - for example by following the MCSE/MCSA
    track you can start offering network configuration and administration, which
    usually has a higher profit margin than hardware sales.

    It's a win-win situation. Nobody will look at you and say 'Oh this guy has
    certifications so he's no good.' Take a shot, and if you don't like them,
    then don't display them!

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!

    M

    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/55/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "MIKE" wrote:

    > im the owner of a busy computer store mainly specialising in hard ware
    > repair and virus removal should i bother with getting a certificate if so
    > which ?
    > many thanks in advance
    >
    > rgds mike
    > --
    > the vulture is a very patient bird!
    =?Utf-8?B?TW9udHJlYWwgTUNTQQ==?=, Aug 20, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    Cerebrus Guest

    MIKE wrote:

    > should i bother with getting a certificate if so which ?


    If it wasn't bothering you, you wouldn't have bothered to bother those
    precious fingertips to ask here, would you ?? ;-)

    Well, this question has been asked ever since certifications were
    born... so I'll keep my advice short: Certifications primarily add
    Credibility and Knowledge to your portfolio. If you feel you need both
    (or one), then you should consider getting cerified.
    Cerebrus, Aug 22, 2006
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    BD [MCNGP] Guest

    >>Did you see what Montreal MCSA
    () graced us with in
    ?<<
    > Hi Mike,
    >
    > Great question. I know a lot of people who start out just like you -
    > either working for or running a hardware-centric organization,
    > wondering what the certs can do for them.
    >
    > Firstly the certifications will give you a level of credibility over
    > and above what you have - it is an indication that you have the
    > respect for your profession to invest in training to advance yourself
    > - and to differentiate yourself at a level above your competition.
    > This is and of itself is huge and can pay dividends.
    >
    > Secondly by studying for your certifications you may discover new
    > fields that you can offer your clients - for example by following the
    > MCSE/MCSA track you can start offering network configuration and
    > administration, which usually has a higher profit margin than
    > hardware sales.
    >
    > It's a win-win situation. Nobody will look at you and say 'Oh this
    > guy has certifications so he's no good.' Take a shot, and if you
    > don't like them, then don't display them!
    >
    > Good luck and let us know how it goes!
    >
    > M
    >

    Hey Montreal, I liked your response so well, that I'm actually going to ask if
    you mind that I use it (or portions of it) on my website. As I was reading, I
    came up with something to add to either my hopepage, or this page:
    http://www.CertGuard.com/Braindumps.asp, not sure which yet, but here is what I
    came up with.


    -----
    Why Certifications Help You!

    Certifications give you a level of credibility over and above any education or
    experience you may already have. They are an indication that you not only have
    respect fr your profession, but that you are disciplined enough to invest time
    in training by furthering your education. Certifications, along with a higher
    education degree, show your clients and/or customers that you're focused and
    able.

    IT Professionals that take the time to study for certifications find themselves
    more open to learning other facets of the IT Industry, which may lead to more
    certifications, more clients, and more money.

    Experience and education are the key. Certifications don't mean a thing without
    the experience to back it up. If you tell your customers that you're certified
    to recover their Exchange Server, or Bridge two networks, or whatever the case
    may be, then you'd better be able to do it. And the fast you can turn out a
    job, the more profit you make.
    -----

    Anyways, thought you might enjoy the complement. If you absolutely don't want
    me to use it, then let me know...I can even work in a "quote" there somewhere if
    you'd like your name in the spotlight. ;)

    --
    BD
    MCNGP #51
    -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    BD [MCNGP], Aug 23, 2006
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  5. Hi BD,

    Thank you very much for the kind words! I'd love to discuss it with you
    off-line. You can reach me at newsgroups at mitchgarvis dot com.

    Speak to you soon!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "BD [MCNGP]" wrote:

    > >>Did you see what Montreal MCSA


    > Hey Montreal, I liked your response so well, that I'm actually going to ask if
    > you mind that I use it (or portions of it) on my website. As I was reading, I
    > came up with something to add to either my hopepage, or this page:
    > http://www.CertGuard.com/Braindumps.asp, not sure which yet, but here is what I
    > came up with.
    >
    >
    > -----
    > Why Certifications Help You!
    >
    > Certifications give you a level of credibility over and above any education or
    > experience you may already have. They are an indication that you not only have
    > respect fr your profession, but that you are disciplined enough to invest time
    > in training by furthering your education. Certifications, along with a higher
    > education degree, show your clients and/or customers that you're focused and
    > able.
    >
    > IT Professionals that take the time to study for certifications find themselves
    > more open to learning other facets of the IT Industry, which may lead to more
    > certifications, more clients, and more money.
    >
    > Experience and education are the key. Certifications don't mean a thing without
    > the experience to back it up. If you tell your customers that you're certified
    > to recover their Exchange Server, or Bridge two networks, or whatever the case
    > may be, then you'd better be able to do it. And the fast you can turn out a
    > job, the more profit you make.
    > -----
    >
    > Anyways, thought you might enjoy the complement. If you absolutely don't want
    > me to use it, then let me know...I can even work in a "quote" there somewhere if
    > you'd like your name in the spotlight. ;)
    >
    > --
    > BD
    > MCNGP #51
    > -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    > -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?TW9udHJlYWwgTUNTQQ==?=, Aug 24, 2006
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    Cerebrus Guest

    BD,

    My response wasn't *that* bad, either !

    *sulks*

    ;-)

    Cerebrus.
    Cerebrus, Aug 25, 2006
    #6
  7. Cerebrus, I loved your comment! It was well thought out, and should
    definitely receive recognition. :)

    (Sorry, I stop short of offering hugs here)

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Cerebrus" wrote:

    >
    > BD,
    >
    > My response wasn't *that* bad, either !
    >
    > *sulks*
    >
    > ;-)
    >
    > Cerebrus.
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?TW9udHJlYWwgTUNTQQ==?=, Aug 25, 2006
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  8. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    BD [MCNGP] Guest

    >>Did you see what Cerebrus () graced us with in
    ?<<
    > BD,
    >
    > My response wasn't *that* bad, either !
    >
    > *sulks*
    >
    > ;-)
    >
    > Cerebrus.
    >

    Didn't mean to leave anyone out, sorry bud. I just felt that Montreal's response
    fit on CertGuard. Oh, BTW, check it out... www.CertGuard.com, got it right on
    the front page.
    --
    BD
    MCNGP #51
    -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    BD [MCNGP], Aug 25, 2006
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  9. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    BD [MCNGP] Guest

    >>Did you see what Cerebrus () graced us with in
    ?<<
    > MIKE wrote:
    >
    >> should i bother with getting a certificate if so which ?

    >
    > If it wasn't bothering you, you wouldn't have bothered to bother those
    > precious fingertips to ask here, would you ?? ;-)
    >
    > Well, this question has been asked ever since certifications were
    > born... so I'll keep my advice short: Certifications primarily add
    > Credibility and Knowledge to your portfolio. If you feel you need both
    > (or one), then you should consider getting cerified.
    >

    BTW, where is your sig? You're not hiding the fact that you're MCNGP because
    you're in a different forum, aarree you? ;)
    --
    BD
    MCNGP #51
    -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    BD [MCNGP], Aug 25, 2006
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  10. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    Cerebrus Guest

    Montreal MCSA wrote:

    > Cerebrus, I loved your comment! It was well thought out, and should
    > definitely receive recognition. :)
    >
    > (Sorry, I stop short of offering hugs here)
    >
    > M
    > --
    > MDG, MCSA
    > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    Lol, thanks Mitch. :)
    Cerebrus, Aug 25, 2006
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  11. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    Cerebrus Guest

    BD [MCNGP] wrote:

    > Didn't mean to leave anyone out, sorry bud. I just felt that Montreal's response
    > fit on CertGuard. Oh, BTW, check it out... www.CertGuard.com, got it right on
    > the front page.


    C'mon, you know me... just kidding, as usual.
    Cerebrus, Aug 25, 2006
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  12. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    BD [MCNGP] Guest

    >>Did you see what Cerebrus () graced us with in
    ?<<
    > BD [MCNGP] wrote:
    >
    >> Didn't mean to leave anyone out, sorry bud. I just felt that
    >> Montreal's response fit on CertGuard. Oh, BTW, check it out...
    >> www.CertGuard.com, got it right on the front page.

    >
    > C'mon, you know me... just kidding, as usual.
    >

    ;)
    --
    BD
    MCNGP #51
    -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    BD [MCNGP], Aug 25, 2006
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  13. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    Cerebrus Guest

    BD [MCNGP] wrote:

    > BTW, where is your sig? You're not hiding the fact that you're MCNGP because
    > you're in a different forum, aarree you? ;)


    No way I would hide that fact ! It's something I'm quite proud of.

    But you know how I don't use a "real" newsreader, I use Google groups
    to post. So, it's a pain to copy and paste my sig. in everytime. I do
    it when I remember, or when I feel that it is needed.

    ----------
    Cerebrus.
    MCNGP #LIV (LIV Tyler's new boyfriend !)
    Cerebrus, Aug 25, 2006
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  14. =?Utf-8?B?TUlLRQ==?=

    BD [MCNGP] Guest

    >>Did you see what Cerebrus () graced us with in
    ?<<
    > BD [MCNGP] wrote:
    >
    >> BTW, where is your sig? You're not hiding the fact that you're MCNGP
    >> because you're in a different forum, aarree you? ;)

    >
    > No way I would hide that fact ! It's something I'm quite proud of.
    >
    > But you know how I don't use a "real" newsreader, I use Google groups
    > to post. So, it's a pain to copy and paste my sig. in everytime. I do
    > it when I remember, or when I feel that it is needed.
    >
    > ----------
    > Cerebrus.
    > MCNGP #LIV (LIV Tyler's new boyfriend !)
    >

    ;) LIV Tyler is HAWT! Have you heard her story? About how she didn't even know
    she was Steven Tyler's daughter until she saw the similarities between her and
    Steven Tyler's (known) daughter, at an Aerosmith Concert.

    http://www.lovelylivtyler.com/info/life_story/



    --
    BD
    MCNGP #51
    -- MCNGP.com - You know IT!?
    -- www.CertGuard.com; www.SWPPM.com
    BD [MCNGP], Aug 25, 2006
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