Proving What I Know

So I’ve totally bit the bullet and decided to jump right on the whole certification band wagon. I’ve schedule (and paid for) the next computer certification test that I’m going to take: the CompTIA Network+ exam on March 20th, a mere two weeks away. I think I know the material pretty solidly, so it’s just a matter of reviewing it all for the next two weeks. I’m feeling pretty confident about it right now.

This means that my goal of getting my cross-platform certifications in what seemed to some people to be a ridiculously short amount of time when I first told them my intentions will hopefully be realized. That makes me rather proud. It also makes me kind of broke, but I guess I can’t have it all. :) I’m hoping that my investments in these certifications really do pay off somewhere down the line so I can point to them and demand more money for my formidable knowledge.

That is the whole point of these silly certifications, isn’t it? To prove what I know and to point to the money I spent on them so people will give me more money in return? What a strange, strange economic system our society has developed to manage proof-of-knowledge requests.

4 replies on “Proving What I Know”

  1. Why so cynical? Whatever is required to master in order to pass the certification tests, seems to have been established as a marker, a diferentiator for skills on demand. No system is perfect, that we know, but certification is better than your mere word. Say, I would prefer a candidate with means of proof of his/her mastery of skills I need to hire.
    Wouldn’t you?

  2. That was my comment above, why is it marked as yours?

    Note: I’ve gone ahead and editted the above comment to show as being made by you now.

  3. If you’re using Safari, you should try resetting it. That’s the ‘Reset Safari…’ option from the Safari pull down menu. It’s coming up as mine because, most likely, there’s a cookie on your computer from when I was over at your apartment.

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