Saturday, December 17, 2005

IT Certification

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of eWeek posted an article titled "Certification Helps with Path to Linux Jobs". While I usually agree with him, I'm afraid certification is a horrible way to assess professionals. Just look at the disasters the MCSE certification created. This certification only produced paper MCSEs and what's even worse is that they are platform dependent. And now the market is flooded with incompetent employees. Another problem I see is that if a particular certification becomes an industry standard, everyone will only work hard enough to achieve it and once they get it, they won't bother to learn anything more and will result in the classic lazy and clueless paper professionals.


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