you should be spending your time building stuff, not studying for multiple choice tests.
jamesleecoleman wrote: »
People really shouldn't try to make posts on if certifications matter or not. It does matter because its knowledge that you'll get to help you in the job that you're doing or want to do. The less you know, the more it can hurt later on.
Certifications should be exactly like a degree (I have both). By that, I mean they both speak of the START of understanding, not the end. Having a cert does not mean "you have arrived."
Both degree and cert can help you get an interview at an ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION and not necessarily a job. (Of course, there is at least one obvious exception: CCIE should be given more weight.)
A degree means you are willing to study, spend four+ years on a project, and are presumably ready to enter the professional workforce. The better the degree, the better the perceived preparation.
Certifications means you have studied and tested on specific subjects and may be ready for a starter job. The tougher the cert, the more work you presumably spent on it.
A good body of work means you are a professional and can do X job. This is where the paper-certified folks are separated from the actual professionals.
Zartanasaurus wrote: »
This comment sums up my thoughts best:
Kikode wrote: »
I wouldn't have my Job if I didn't have my certifications it's a requirement.
ipconfig.all wrote: »
Certifications helped me a lot and it is what I learned through the process that helped rather than the titles. I was able to apply what I have learned and further learn more by applying them when I am working. But experience beats everything, experience means that you have being there and done that it guarantees you something.