Re: Certifications don't count! (from a good test-taker)
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 07:41:54 -0600
That's not fair. For me, certification has no connection with people's attitudes about their work. I'm certified, I'm passionate, I'm excited about fixing DBA problems, I participate in a community of DBAs that I respect and hope they respect me too. To connect these two thoughts is silly and nonsensical. I am sure you can find good DBAs that are passionate about their careers in the pool of uncertified DBAs, but I'm equally sure you can find the same in the certified bunch as well.
Maybe certification should be added to the equal opportunity employment list..."You can't deny someone employment based on race, religion, [...], or certification status." That's how I feel about it anyway.
Nuno Souto wrote:
> I'd rather select from the much wider pool of folks who like
> to be dbas because they are passionate about that career.
> Not because they can afford a piece of paper or someone
> "afforded" it for them.