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IBM Exam Promotions

 
Vishwa Kumba
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A few months ago, IBM had exam promotions worldwide.(Lucky ranchers like Nicholas bought all their vouchers at that time )
I was wondering if there are similar exam promotions by IBM coming soon?
Is this mentioned anywhere at their web site?
 
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A few months ago, IBM had exam promotions worldwide.(Lucky ranchers like Nicholas bought all their vouchers at that time )

I got that news from this forum in fact.

I was wondering if there are similar exam promotions by IBM coming soon?

Maybe. IBM gave free vouchers 2 times last year: Aug 2003 and Nov 2003. I guess IBM may continue to give vouchers at similar period. Stay tune.

Is this mentioned anywhere at their web site?

YES. You can find it from here:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/ws_index.shtml
Nick
 
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Thanks Nicholas,
You are always a true source of inspiration for the others. I do not know where you get all this energy from...
 
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I just try my best to help those who are in the same boat. In fact, others have helped me a lot when I was prepared for the exams.
In addition, all costs of the exams and exam materials are paid by my company (or free as they are beta exams), and thus, the more exams I passed, the more money I save, as I dont need to give anything, but just my time for studying.
But the time invested actually added value to myself.
Nick
 
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Nocholas,
You think you will have space on your resume to put this information(related to all the certifications etc).
Many recruiters(who are usuall dumb on the technology front, except knowing some technical lingo) will have no clue about the certifications you have.
 
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You think you will have space on your resume to put this information(related to all the certifications etc).

I wont put all the certs. in my CV. Depends on the requirements of the jobs, I will put down the corresponding certs. Usually, I put down OCP 9i DBA, SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 and ICED 5.0, becos they are the hottest technologies used in Hong Kong.

Many recruiters(who are usuall dumb on the technology front, except knowing some technical lingo) will have no clue about the certifications you have.

Certs. must be linked up with actual knowledge. For example, if I got SCEA, but when I am in the interview, I dont even know the enterprise system framework, then certs. are useless in fact.
Certs, to me, are just a tool that increase my chances to get into the written tests or interviews. I believe employers wont employ a people solely becos he is certain cert. holders, but with no actual experiences/knowledge.
Nick
 
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Speaking of money, Whizlabs should be giving JavaRanch RanchHand Discount.
 
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Speaking of money, Whizlabs should be giving JavaRanch RanchHand Discount.

They did! Based on the previous experiences, when they gave out 4 copies of SCBCD, they offer Javaranchers (I forget the exact discount) 10-20% off on the SCBCD products.
I think they will do the same this time.
Nick
 
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