Ken,

I think your comments more than echo that of our segment of the industry.

Other segments depend more on certifications as a entry benchmark and in
some areas (IBM BP's) there is a cert requirement for business reasons.

And, I've NEVER EVER been able to understand just why it is that damn near
each and every other certification has a prep course or manuals or as in
pSeries's case a whole slew of Redbooks and a 2 1/2 day class offered at
pSeries tech conf's(wasn't at the last one for the first time in a LONG
time)...and the room is always PACKED.  AS400/iSeries/i5/i/(insert new
name here) doesn't ANY serious cert prep mechanisms, other than the lowly
operator cert prep offered by MC....(yawn).....

And I know there's probably a flurry of people that are going to be
(annoyed) at me for being (negative) on this, but if the industry expects
people to take certs seriousely, there not only has to be much broader
demand but there also needs to be a much better organized prep mechanism
than exists now.

Don in DC

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I've been in IT, programming in RPG for over 30 years from the IBM 360
Model 20 through the System/3, through the System/38, and now on the
System I(AS/400).
I've been a manager, director, etc. I have never taken a certification
test, and at this point in my career, I have no intentions too.  Tests
are all well and good, but some people do better on written tests, and
not so well in practical application.
I think its up to the individual whether they think that it will be
worth their while.  When I hire someone, I look at the work experience,
problem solving technique, etc. long before I would look at whether they
are certified or not.

Ken Berlin
Financial Information Systems Manager
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Washington, DC




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An interesting thread was started on Slashdot about IT Certifications
(http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/06/0337209).

I'm curious as to how valuable certifications are in the System i
market.

david
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