Re: Certifications don't count! (from a good test-taker)

From: Andre van Winssen <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 19:13:06 +0200
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I fully agree with Dan. I hope that I never have to lie about being certified, and if I am rejected on a job because I am certified then it's not my place anyway.


2008/6/11, Dan Norris <>:
> 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.
> Dan
> 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.
> --

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