I think the certifications do help. Several years ago, working in a 15 programmer consultant group, we were able to help justify rates, etc with our certifications. We required all to have the RPG, but strongly encourage with incentives to get Sys Admin, Technical Solutions Implementor, and many more. I know it helped us to keep some positions when others were being cut back. We put the IBM Certified logo on our shirts, on the bills we sent, on each person's business card. Even though many of us had the certifications for years, our customers told us they were impressed by the depth we showed on paper and the words "IBM Certified Specialist". Certainly is no guarantee, just like MCSE and other certifications, but I think the business people on the other side of your transactions will recognize the value. The only people I have seen who may not be impressed are other IT technicians. your other statement/question: is consulting dead? I think not, but vanilla skills may be... jim franz ibm certified specialist ... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick Conner" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 8:55 AM Subject: [Consult400] is consulting dead > I received my regular e-mail from midrange reminding me > what groups I belong to. I noticed I haven't received > anything from this list in a while. Just wondering if it > is dead, because I do have a question. > > Does certification in RPG, COBOL, etc. help? I'm mainly > looking for opinions here. I already have my own. > > Thanks > _______________________________________________ > This is the Consulting on the iSeries / AS400 (Consult400) mailing list > To post a message email: Consult400@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/consult400 > or email: Consult400email@example.com > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/consult400. > >
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