RE: Certifications don't count!
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 15:07:50 -0500
It's bogus to make any judgement, positive or negative base on a certification. Sure, many people go after certifications to mask incompetence, but many others use it as a way of focusing on areas they would otherwise struggle with allocating effort towards. I <sometimes> feel like I have a decent grasp of Oracle concepts but without studying for the new features exam for each release, there would be a lot of stuff I wouldn't know about.
This topic seems to come up a lot and the same things are rehashed over and over.
I swear I won't chime in next time. :)
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Michael.Coll-Barth_at_VerizonWireless.com
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Subject: RE: Certifications don't count!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Williams
> It's official - hiring managers consider the value of a
> certification to be lower than a few years ago.
I never cared about a prospect's certifications any way. All it meant was that they had a little loose change, free time and are good at taking tests. In my experience, the worst performers were the same people that had the most certifications. If I were the cynical type, certifications would count against the candidate.
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