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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by marioh, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. marioh

    marioh Thread Starter

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    I was just wondering what type of certificates/degrees that people here have !


    I have a certificate in Computer Programming. But instead of becoming a programmer, I ended up becoming a high level PC technician for a software development company. Not one iota of programming involved in my job. Go figure.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    I got mine from the School of Hard Knocks Does that count...lol
     
  3. anglin_fool

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    A+ certified. Got me in the door, just couldn't close it while I was in.
     
  4. angel

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    A+ here also.
    Also have a couple of certificates from a local college (Microcomputer technician, Microcomputer Specialist, Database Programming).
    I've been meaning to get Windows 2000 MCSE certified or maybe even CNE but haven't had the time. Bought a bunch of book sets but I that's more for reference. I learn best by doing, not reading.
    Besides, there are a lot of employers out there who would rather hire someone with a 4 year degree and no experience rather than someone with many years of real work experience and certifications. Usually the larger companies (at least around here). Pretty sad, really. I kinda see where they're coming from about certifications. Not all are like that but I generally think that certification with no experience is almost useless.
     
  5. RandyG

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    Certified Airport Firefighter, Structural firefighter, Driver/Operator, EMT.

    Do those count? They are the only "certifications" I have.



    No wait . . . I just remembered that I qualified as Marksman with the M-16, and when I was about 12, I became a certified Yeoman with the bow!

    :D


    BTW, all is true. I am an unreformed fireman with a computer fetish;)
     
  6. Rikku

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    B.S. Computer Science... originally concentrating in programming, ended up doing networking. :rolleyes: but its fun!

    thinking about certs. maybe something Novell (don't laugh). :)
     
  7. jimi

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    they keeps me breath fresh, oh not those kind i see:D

    same as rikku in the programmin area, little IBM thingy about AS/400 ops, jungla warfare instructor, jump master, .223 popgun, h*ll i'm just certifiable

    angel you've got it right for a young un, papers with no experience totally useless IMO:cool:
     
  8. angel

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    You calling me a young un?! :D
    I'm amazed at how many people think they can go to a training conference (seminar, class, whatever), remember enough info for the day to pass a test, get certified, and then wonder why they can't get a job.
     
  9. jimi

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    Oh but they can, they work up the road a bit - you must have seen the results of their brainstorming session, a lovely shade of blue - screen o death:D

    EDIT: uh why did i quote myself as homey would say "DOOY" meant to quote angel's posting above.
     
  10. littlemar

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    Degree in Management and Communications, certified as CNA now I work with NT. Licensed as LPN, and selling stocks and insurance (let both lapse). Had a couple courses in Cobol and did well but I like people so here I am, working with pc's, networks and users. go figure. I also think that employers want experience and could care less about the paper.

    Most of these cert classes cost big bucks then pay for tests. The tests don't ask the clear cut questions but have different meanings so you better know what they really mean.
     
  11. anglin_fool

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    hey littlemar,
    My classes cost waaaay too much. And deciphering the questions was the only way to pass the A+ test.

    hey RandyG,
    You bet they do! I'd take them over a computer cert any day.
     
  12. littlemar

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    Max - are you ever nice?
     
  13. Dark Star

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    God loves you Max.........
     
  14. LadyLisa

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    littlemar and Dark Star

    I see you two are talking to Max but I've got to tell you something........... he isn't here.

    :D

    Or maybe I'm just missing something ;)
     
  15. GoneForNow

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    I have it on good authority that Monkey Boy (a/k/a Mulder) has been certified as nuts/wacko/1 beer short of a six pack. :D
     
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