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IT cerifications

Post by phoenix26 » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:21 am

Hi all,

Please advice on the most wanted IT cerification in demand in sg and the highly paid IT certification in singapore?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:36 pm

I have to tell you this is a really useless question. What is IT? Are you hardware? Software? Infrastructure? Applications?

Certifications are worth nothing in and of themselves. Besides, there is no way you could pass a certification unless you actually know the stuff and I know of no one that could pass all the certifications. Many have a significant experience component.

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Re: IT cerifications

Post by jesse.armand » Fri, 08 May 2009 11:42 pm

phoenix26 wrote:Hi all,

Please advice on the most wanted IT cerification in demand in sg and the highly paid IT certification in singapore?

Thanks,
phoenix
Well, I guess lots of people are still looking and pursuing at the common "reputation".

That includes certifications.

If you had spent lots of time in the IT world,

(IT itself should be different compared to computer science, according to ACM, but I don't know whether it's different according to other people)

then you will realize that what matters is how you solve the problem at hand ?

In the case of software engineering,
If you can solve a problem in Python, then be it, if you can solve it in Ruby, great, or maybe you prefer to use Java, C, or anything else.

In the case of OS,
If you like Linux, and you think that's good, then go for it, if you prefer the others, because you like it, then go for that.

This is also the case with Cisco, Juniper, Oracle, Sun, Microsoft, or SAP which has produced their own technology, and they had produced certifications for those who needs it.

But most people, they would look at "which technology has certifications, and big company support ?" Not because they think that they could really "do something" with it.

Then, they expect by possessing certain certifications, their life is safe, their career is safe, and employers will flock to them or something like that.

Well, in reality, by depending on your certs, you will only be an instrument of a technology or a company, you won't be progressing anywhere, unless you really think that you can make something out of it

The best way to get a high paying job, or expecting a job demand by an employer in this field is by researching at what kind of technologies and infrastructure that they are using, and see whether you like it and contribute within it.

But in my opinion, it's a lot better if you can develop your own skillsets and expertise, and try to look on which areas that are still not quite done right, and apply what you have to that areas. Why reinvent the wheel or adding more headcounts to an already dense and populated area ? Though, the effort on this, would be a bit harder, than following the flow.

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