Yes! i'm very pleased to see the results of this pool. Now i believe that internationally majority of the programmers and developers beleive on there SKILLS NOT on the foolish certifications...just like me
That's absolutely true, but how do you demonstrate your talent or determine the skill level of another individual? Certifications exist, in theory, to allow skill level to be quickly and reliably communicated.
I am disinclined to point this out, being an avid microsoft hater helps all the more... but Microsoft currently run these two courses for learning their security - I think they are utter s*** but they go well in my list of certifications - I won't tell you where the courses are - (I'm not THAT nice) but if you find them, they are fairly easy to pass - and they are FREE!
Only around 50 people with MCAD.net. Wow. Verrrry low numbers.
Some people say that the certification is useless. I say that the certification is usefull to some degree. First, the certification teaches you to visualize a solution to a problem. Some of you might understand what I mean by that. Second, by memorizing tons of information you will be able to make decisions more quickly and possible avoid large mistakes. For example, implementation of a service: should i pick xml web service, remoting, or a serviced component. If you needed object pooling and you started with remoting then you might end up with a bit of trouble. That type of stuff.
AK wrote: First, the certification teaches you to visualize a solution to a problem. Some of you might understand what I mean by that.
I understand what you mean, but I disagree that you need a Microsoft certification to learn that, or, in other words, certification is not the only thing that can teach you to visualize a solution to a problem. AK wrote: Second, by memorizing tons of information you will be able to make decisions more quickly and possible avoid large mistakes.
You will be able to make desicions even more quickly if you had some practice in that field instead of memorizing it, and sometimes too many information (or tons like you said) can even have the opposite effect. And, not to mention that memorizing something is more likely to be forgotten than actually doing the same thing in practice.
Be yourself - everyone else
is already taken..
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that simple training is a substitution for experience. Actually I believe that there is no purpose in doing training that is based solely on memorizing. I believe that experience is a very crucial element.
MCSE 2 a penny, it seems if you *know* a company which supplies the exams you can get a MCSE without taking the exams . I hope with computer industy doesn't rely on the person holding the MSCE as a reliable candidate for any job.