It depends on where your at in your career, the Associate System
Administrator was designed and built for recent college graduates to
show they learned what they were taught in school. If you can pass this
exam you know the basics, and can work work with an experienced System
Admin to perform most of the tasks needed to manage a system.
If your a bit more seasoned, meaning 2 years, have been managing a
system during that time and have an upgrade under your belt, the full
System Administrator is what you want. The System Administrator was
designed to have some experiential knowledge needed as well as the book
knowledge and requires a bit more experience.
Employers are starting to look at certifications much more seriously
than they did before and use it to differentiate more or less equal
candidates. They also help you get past the resume gatekeeper software
to a real human.
I was one of the authors of both of those exams ( as are several others
on this list ) and we were careful to keep the level of experience
needed in each exam in line with the types of questions that were asked.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 8/25/2013 6:33 PM, Clay B Carley wrote:
Is the "IBM i 7.1 Associate System Administration" certification
something that a prospective employer would look favorably on?
I just took the assessment test today, and passed. So I'm wondering if
it will be worth the $200 for the certificate? I suppose if nothing
else, I will be the only one in my (current) office with that
certification, and an interesting addition to my email signature...