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Re: First Post! Annoying Debate at Work.
- From: Patrick W.Gilmore
- Date: Mon Mar 01 10:57:50 2004
On Mar 1, 2004, at 9:02 AM, Christopher Aldridge wrote:
Please do not take this the wrong way, but I thought it was useful
input. Perhaps not to you, but maybe to those who think that getting
their MCSA will teach them all they need to know.
From: Michael.Dillon@radianz.com [mailto:Michael.Dillon@radianz.com]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: First Post! Annoying Debate at Work.
Thanks for your EXCELLENT example of how technical certification
programs are no guarantee of fundamental technical understanding.
P.S. If you don't ask the right questions you will never get the right
Thanks for the useful input!
Some of the things you asked were extremely basic. I've never taken
any of the certifications you list, but I thought they would cover the
basics - especially after 3 of them (from 3 different vendors, I
All that said, if you don't at least start asking, you will never find
out. So I would not take this as an attack on you personally - lots of
people answered took the time to answer your questions, asking not even
a favor in return as payment. I would take it as a note to people with
certifications or going for certifications that a cert != clue. It's
probably a good place to start if you have no where else to turn, but
just passing the test is not enough. (Did any of those certs have
labs, or just multiple-guess tests?)
P.S. I kinda expected as much from MS, but it's sad that a cisco cert
doesn't mean much any more. :(