RE: Certification is absurd

Subject: RE: Certification is absurd
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 08:21:32 -0400

>>> This is how I've stayed relevant as I've learned about training, QA,
>>> .Net, server monitoring software, how to run a support department,
>>> accounting, etc...
>ya gotta admit...not everyone is like that, are they?

But John. Those that don't learn will weed themselves out of the profession. And
those that do continually learn and develop will resent some 'higher power'
declaring the correct subject matter they need to learn and manner in which to
learn it.

>No, of course not. However, I'll bet if you looked that the bazillion
>fields, you would fine some things in common and some not. The things in
>common are what cert should cover PRECISELY because they are in common. It's
>a skill that everyone needs. The problem is that only the writers that see
>this as a profession for the rest of their lives know those skills AND are
>really good at them.

I challenge you to name one skill that is universally needed at a specific level
AND that isn't offered by another association as either training or

Eric L. Dunn

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