rsutton wrote: »
No hard feelings... Maybe I should have left the dollar figure out but I see other questions on this board from people asking, or assuming that this cert means you will be able to make this salary level. Don't get me wrong, it will help and possibly increase you chances but just as I don't believe a college degree is a golden ticket to a good job, I don't believe a cert is either.
When hired for my current position I went up against other potential network admins and they might have had certs, I don't know. However in interviewing the topic did not even come up. I interviewed with the IT Manager who spent the whole time asking me if I knew what X is and if the this happens what would I do. This was three months ago.
Last year I did some contract Sys Admin work and again when hired I was not asked about certs and the hiring manager (Senior IT member and IT Manager) did not even approach the subject. The job I had prior to that which was similair was the same case, the hiring manager not once showed any interest in certs, although he did ask if I might be pursuing a degree in the future.
Prior to that is possibly too long ago too be relevent but the story is the same. I've held multiple IT positions and never once have I even been asked about a cert, some have asked about a degree.
The point I'm trying to make here is that it wasn't just some lucky job that I got because I knew someone (I've never known anyone at a company I got hired at) but the companies that are hiring entry to mid level IT guys in my area do not seem concerned about certs.
It is also likely that some companies didn't call me back because I didn't have a cert or a degree on my resume. I simply think it's not true that you can't expect to get a good job if you don't have these things. A lot of great IT guys that I have worked with make a decent living without a degree or cert.
itdaddy wrote: »
"does anyone in this room know anything about IT?"
brad- wrote: »
The world is just an illusion of a dreamworld that has been pulled over our eyes so that we may serve machines anyway. Nothing matters.