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kane2g
11-07-2002, 11:47 PM
I was just wondering if any of you guys are actually certified? Considering that you give advice to people, do you have anything that would show that you know your stuff.
On a side note; its better to know your certs than how fast you overclocked your athlon.

Mr.Tweak
11-07-2002, 11:55 PM
None at this stage, only 19. Everything I know I tought myself or learnt about it in magazines or online.

JediAgent
11-08-2002, 04:29 AM
None at this stage, only 19. Everything I know I tought myself or learnt about it in magazines or online.

For the most part me too. But i realized jobs dont revolve around, "Well... i havent tested my knowledge yet, but i taught myself alot, and i've learned that you should hire me... i taught myself that, too"
A++
Network+
Server+ expected early '03

But I still dont know alot of stuff, most of these guys (^for example) know more than i do.

SileNceR
11-08-2002, 11:35 AM
Half way to getting my CCNA, will probably get an MCP next year, will look @ getting A+ and maybe CCNP as well...

but currently, I just know stuff... :)

Wiggo
11-08-2002, 01:36 PM
Self taught for the most part. ;)

Got a lot of help from here when I've been stuck on somethin' though. :thumb:

<small>Quite frankly I've seen some with cert's who are imbeciles.</small> :eek:

<center>:beer: :beer: :beer:</center>

bigjackusa
11-08-2002, 04:55 PM
Some of us are certifiably insane. So when your computer drives you crazy, we already understand.

Self taught and have the knots on my head to prove it. Fluent in: WTF, Duh!, and "big hammer" terms.

JediAgent
11-09-2002, 08:05 AM
<small>Quite frankly I've seen some with cert's who are imbeciles.</small> :eek:

That's ME! :D :D :D :thumb: : party ha

Raven
11-09-2002, 08:44 AM
A+
N+
some various Cisco Router certs
All thanks to Uncle Sam :)

Plus I'm largely self trained in everything anyways.

Beefy
11-09-2002, 12:02 PM
Done all my training for a CCNA, could get my MCSE, but can't afford to go do the exams yet. :)

But as others are saying, certifications don't really count for all that much. It just shows that you know how to pass an exam. That's one of the reasons I haven't done the exams yet. I'm happy with the knowledge I gained from the training courses, and at the moment I don't feel I need a piece of paper telling me I can do so.

FLaCo
11-09-2002, 04:21 PM
Trial and Error, TT, Online reserch, articles etc...self taught stuff like that...

RDR
11-09-2002, 11:50 PM
I have a P.Eng certification....but my degree is in Metallurgical Engineering :D
I guess that doesn't count
Anyone have any questions about steel they need answered?

sKuLLsHoT
11-11-2002, 10:50 AM
100% self taught, i worked as a tech for short while before being picked up here as sysadmin (without calling the position that)

i will be doing the study for certain sections of MS certs, but as most ppl that know stuff say, the cert dont mean jack. there are more people in my town that are certified for somefin, or gettin certified soon for somefin, and they know more about paint sniffing then how to hook up a PSU to a PC..

no knowledge beats what we learn from practice, theory is great until reality hits, i learnt that in the automotive cert i did...

Birdkiller
11-11-2002, 10:57 AM
Diploma comp servicing/ electronics, done CCNA course just need to do exams now. As beef said having a piece of paper means you know how to do exams, most often nothing more (specially with MS courses). i also have 4 years experience as a computer tech, the problems you guys have here i see several times a day.

DigitalDD
11-12-2002, 01:04 AM
MCSE in NT 4.0
A+, Network+, Server+ [I like CompTia's vendor neutral certs].

Looking into The LPI Linux cert or perhaps the Linux+ cert from CompTia.

I also did one IBM, one HP , and one Compaq hardware exam.

kane2g
11-12-2002, 06:52 AM
I have to say that i am shocked by how many of you dont have certs. I would have guessed the othey way around. And I agree that knowing computers and being certified isnt the same thing; certs are only good if you looking for a job in this field. But most of you know more and understand problems better than any other tech board out there.
You just plain kick ass! :D

FLaCo
11-12-2002, 07:35 AM
ACI Intertnationally certified In Aggregate and Concrete Testing and Inspection...guess that doesn't count either in this case...:D

Birdkiller
11-12-2002, 10:44 AM
ACI Intertnationally certified In Aggregate and Concrete Testing and Inspection...guess that doesn't count either in this case...:D

i dubnno, you could come in handy if we make one of those theft proof systems, need somone to test to make sure the concrete is in right

Beefy
11-12-2002, 11:07 AM
I have to say that i am shocked by how many of you dont have certs. I would have guessed the othey way around. And I agree that knowing computers and being certified isnt the same thing; certs are only good if you looking for a job in this field. But most of you know more and understand problems better than any other tech board out there.


You pretty much hit on it there. Most people get certs in order to get jobs. It's the people that actually know stuff and that have jobs that don't get certs, cos they don't need them.

FLaCo
11-12-2002, 12:34 PM
i dubnno, you could come in handy if we make one of those theft proof systems, need somone to test to make sure the concrete is in right

Call me up 867-5309!!!!

Wiggo
11-12-2002, 01:18 PM
Yeah just ask Bill Gates about the cert's he picked up from other ppl's garbage bins, a few big companies soon learned about paper shreadders. :laugh:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Fieldgenerator
11-15-2002, 09:32 PM
Not yet,

100% self taught althought last x-mass I did a "PROPER"

MS network+ course that cost me 1500 from my own pocket,
but i have yet to do the exam.

I have done a lot of propeietery courses with EMC storage,and
DATA_GERNAL clariion. (scsi-3,fibre channel,FC_AL).
and basic IBM Mainframe and basic HP,SUN,IBM unix but I Don't
use them now.

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