The problem with certifications
daniel at hyperion-data.net
Tue Jun 22 09:48:04 MDT 2004
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Velda Christensen wrote:
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> Am I totally off?
Not at all. A lot of places will throw out any resumes where the person
has an MCSE but no four-year degree. There are schools all over the place
that churn out MCSE's like Ford pumps out cars. So, I figure we have two
One is to make UPHPU's certifications something that we use for our own
personal satisfaction. I don't see any problem with this - in fact, it
might be the better way to go. I'm a believer in the idea that something
you make for yourself is going to be better than something you make for
other people. (That's generally applied to programs though, not
certifications...) Anyway, if we do that, it would mostly be a way for us
to prove to ourselves that we are, in fact, as cool as we think we are ;)
The other thing we could do is to put the certifications together in a way
that would make them appeal to prospective employers. If we do that, we'd
probably want to ask several employers throughout Utah what they want in a
PHP programmer. For UPHPU's certification to mean anything (anything more
than, say, an MCSE,) we'd probably want to do some kind of marketing to
tell people what having a UPHPU certification means.
So, what do you all think?
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