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Old 12-14-2007
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Originally Posted by andryk
That is an interesting recruiter's point of view Smilie ...
Prowla, what criteria were used and how did you gauged them ??? Smilie
This is very uncommon point of view today and I personally think its a very bad advice to tell e person that certifications generally are a negative thing. Certifications are very muched asked for in this day of age when people lie there asses of when writing their CV:s. Certifications are of the same kind as university courses, good merits but it means nothing if it stands alone.

But it all depends on what kind of certification it is. For example Solaris certifications from SUN are better career boosters than a masters degree in computer science (at least in sweden), but internal Solaris "certifications" from a lets say Cap Gemini are generally laughed upon.

But I as most people do share the suspicion towards technicians with loads of certifications. If certifications are to be implementen into the CV, make sure they are of the official kind and have som other sort of backup in the CV.
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Old 12-14-2007
Certification isn't a bad thing; it proofs at that time, you at least knew something.

More important, it gives non-technical recruiters something to hold on to.
As there are certainly more recruiters without technical knowledge, certification isn't such a bad idea.

Rafeeq's book is a good start - but it does mis some stuff compared to the 095 exam. When experienced, this will not be a problem.
# 10  
Old 12-14-2007
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Originally Posted by Laoinjo
But I as most people do share the suspicion towards technicians with loads of certifications.
basically, that about sums it up.

In my daily job I do HP-UX admin, MC/ServiceGuard admin, HP Data Protector, HP OpenView Operations for UNIX, Solaris 10, shell scripting, and more, I guess. On top of that, we're bringing VCS and NetBackup into the mix, and probably Linux too. I've also done C and Perl programming. Now, there is no way I could take and maintain certification in all of those, and even if I did, then I wouldn't be able to retain all of the information in my head. So the certification would be essentially meaningless, and any job spec that stipulated it would be unrealistic.

I think that certification may be useful as a tool to try and demonstrate that you are qualified in an area but you don't have the experience to back it up. But an employer would always choose an experienced candidate first.
# 11  
Old 12-14-2007
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Originally Posted by prowla
I wouldn't be able to retain all of the information in my head.
The most important skill is knowing how to find the answer. ( and it's not "post a question on www.unix.com". Smilie )
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Old 12-14-2007
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Originally Posted by porter
The most important skill is knowing how to find the answer. ( and it's not "post a question on www.unix.com". Smilie )
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