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dotnet_certification thread: What does it take to get certified and what are the benefits career-wise?


Message #1 by "Mark Almirante" <almirantemark@y...> on Thu, 27 Feb 2003 04:19:54
Mark,
I know that getting started is hard and in the case of certifications it 
would show to your future employer you have an initiative to learn and 
gain knowledge...even if you don't have all the experience needed you 
would be set apart from the other entry level canidates.  You might also 
join Tech groups where you can network and possibly gain some experience 
through volunteer opportunities offered though some groups...there is 
alway someone that is looking for probono work.

Just a thought do everything you can to be set apart...then get the 
experience to back the certification.

Richard

> 


I know that experience is the primary consideration of employers in hiring 
a job applicant.  But what can you say to those who do not have the 
experience yet, but have the knowledge necessary to qualify for the 
position.  I guess the problem is the "no experience-no job and no job-no 
experience" situation that is often seen by non-experienced job seekers 
like me.  In these cases, does having a certification help?  If so, how 
much? 
Thanks again for all your insights on this issue I posted. 
 Mark Eckeard <meckeard2000@y...> wrote: Mark,

I wouldn't put much faith in the cert if you don't
have the experience. I am not certified, but I was
able to beat out other certified applicants for both
of my positions. 

I guess what I am saying is that it's nice to have,
but from what I have seen and experienced, it's what
you know that counts.

Now, I am not anti-certification. In fact, I plan to
try and get one myself. But I wouldn't stake my
career on it.

Mark.
--- Mark Almirante wrote:
> I'm a student web developer and just starting out
> with ASP.net using C#. 
> I'm very interested in the .net certification from
> Microsoft. I'm not sure 
> which exam it is, I think the title is "Developing
> and Implementing Web 
> Applications with ASP.net using C#." From a
> beginners perspective, what 
> should I strive for to successfully take this exam,
> and what are the 
> advantages of passing this exam (in terms of landing
> a job)? What 
> particular job opportunities will be available once
> someone has earned an 
> MCP? Thanks a lot.
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