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Re: IBM certification, especially RPG


  • Subject: Re: IBM certification, especially RPG
  • From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 18:16:42 -0400

fixed

Do you really think it has helped you though professionally?  I believe in
education, heck I'm educated way beyond my intelligence :)  , but in this
business you have to self educate and take seminars and classes.  Seems like
you should be able to get hours for all the trade publication reading you
have to do.  I'm not beating on certification or those of us who are
certified, I just think that the certification is not worth the paper it is
printed on.  Perhaps the IBM certifications are more highly regarded than
the ICCP.  Certification in some cases does not = knowledgeable.
CJG
Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Watkins <kevinw@hurtcompanies.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, May 06, 1999 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: IBM certification, especially RPG


>Carl... .I guess one thing my ICCP certification has done for me is keep me
>getting those hours so I can keep it "valid". Without it... I might shrivel
>up and blow away... ;-)
>
>Kevin Watkins, CCP
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Carl Galgano <cgalgano@ediconsulting.com>
>To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 1:17 PM
>Subject: Re: IBM certification, especially RPG
>
>
>I'll give my 2 cents to this issue.  I became a CDP over 14 years ago.  Has
>it ever helped me?, probably not.  Very few people even inquire as to what
a
>CDP is.  I guess it made me feel good and that is about it.  What is your
>purpose for getting certification?  Until a certification is widely
>recognized like a CPA, then you may be wasting your time and money.  I
found
>that my MBA has opened up many more doors and opportunities that my CDP.  I
>hope somebody on this list will help me see that I am wrong on this issue,
>but in general I don't know too many companies who really care about
>certifications, successful experience is what really counts and the ability
>to adapt to this crazy changing environment.
>
>
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