Thoughts on certifying when others around are superior and have no certifications?
I don't mean superior overall just in a specific technology. For instance if you are working as a SA or DBA and have some experience. However the rest of the team has at least double if not way more experience and do their job well and even jobs outside their scope well. While you are hacking through and learning but still nowhere near the worst SA or DBA (just examples). Do you continue to certify or should you wait until you gain more experience. Putting letters on your resume clearly puts a target on you saying hey look at me I know this material and I know it well, at least that is how I take it when I used to interview people for tech jobs. If you had the MCSE I assumed you could set up DC, etc. I'm just concerned if I get a high level tech certification that it will hurt me more than help due to the expectations it puts on you which is relative to your peers etc. Thoughts? I'm not dogging certifications I am just concerned for the target it potentially puts on you.