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Kriley

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Hello,
I am researching whether computer certifications lead to higher income for IT professionals. Please take my survey and provide feedback.

1. Which term best describes your profession:
a. IT professional with certification
b. IT professional without certification
c. Professional who performs IT work in another industry
d. Hobbyist who earns no income from IT work

2. Would you hire someone who:
a. is most qualified overall
b. has certifications and experience
c. has certifications only
d. has experience only

3. Do you believe certifications lead to higher income for IT professionals?
a. yes
b. no

If you have questions or other feedback, please post them in this thread.

**edited to remove email address

Edited by sari, 14 July 2006 - 07:02 AM.

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admin

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1. d. (like the majority of people on this site)
2. a. (really no question on this one)
3. b. (maybe at one time, not anymore)
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dsenette

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1. Which term best describes your profession:
a. IT professional with certification
b. IT professional without certification
c. Professional who performs IT work in another industry
d. Hobbyist who earns no income from IT work

2. Would you hire someone who:
a. is most qualified overall
b. has certifications and experience
c. has certifications only
d. has experience only

3. Do you believe certifications lead to higher income for IT professionals?
a. yes
b. no


as an adendum to #3...cert's used to be very important in the tech world...VERY important...but companies have gotten burned by people who were really good at taking (or cheating on) the cert tests...and could pass them with no actual knowledge (if you study the a+ book long enough you can pass that test without actually knowing how to use any of the information)...many companies now are moving away from stressing certifications (some even don't care about degrees anymore) and basing their hiring practices on actual knowledge...which works out great for us

Edited by dsenette, 14 July 2006 - 09:57 AM.

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ScHwErV

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1. Which term best describes your profession:
a. IT professional with certification
b. IT professional without certification
c. Professional who performs IT work in another industry
d. Hobbyist who earns no income from IT work

2. Would you hire someone who:
a. is most qualified overall
b. has certifications and experience
c. has certifications only
d. has experience only

3. Do you believe certifications lead to higher income for IT professionals?
a. yes
b. no

I think I'm likely one of the few here who actually work in technology. I have more certifications than I can remember (literally). When I was in college, it was what employers looked for, so I got certified in everything they offered (and a few more along the way at various jobs). When I got the job as network administrator that I have now, they didnt even look at my certifications page in my portfolio. They hired me based almost solely on past work experience.

And my never-ending charm.

ScHwErV :whistling:
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Im in Admins boat same for me on all Qs, im still at uni though so i may end up working as an IT professional however the excercising of ones pyromania isnt as easy to do in a computer lab as it is a chemistry lab.
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sari

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And my never-ending charm.

ScHwErV :whistling:


I thought that was the only reason they hired you!

For me:

1 - b
2 - a
3 - b

Edited by sari, 14 July 2006 - 03:10 PM.

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