Certifications: What are they good for?

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Since Microsoft decided to drop the MCM/MCA program there has been an enormous amount of discussion about the program and certifications in general. Thomas LaRock even suggested Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings. Which I have to say sounds like a great idea to me. There has even been a fair amount of discussion about what use certificates are in general and I thought I would put in my two cents.

Personally I’ve always looked on certifications as mini degrees. From the point of view of an employer a 4 year degree doesn’t really mean all that much on your resume once you have been working in the industry for a few years. At least in the times I have been involved in hiring I have much preferred 4 years of experience over 4 years of college. It’s the same for…

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