Scott Mueller knows his stuff.http://forum.scottmu...hp?p=4506#p4506
Certifications are somewhat important, especially if they get your foot in the door of a decent company. Once you're there, you'll learn all kinds of neat things which are not published in books. You'll learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. The best technical minds will learn how to accomplish a given task in new and often more elegant ways.
In my mind experience is the best teacher, though HR departments may beg to differ on this point.
Edited by DaffyKantReed, 11 April 2010 - 10:34 AM.