What motivates me? MONEY! Certified people make more money. I also know from personal experience, that it also helps in obtaining employment. As in -> the hiring people pick out the resumes with certifications - and interview those people first. As far as being exciting about the topic of XML, I also am not exited about it. I could not care less. Also you need to remember that as a "skill set" that XML is sort of a "survival skill set", because the java religion uses XML, and the microsoft religion uses XML as well. If Java goes kaput, XML will probably still be around. Kevin Thompson [ October 11, 2002: Message edited by: Kevin Thompson ]
Hah! What motivates me is that since our company became an IBM Business Partner, it's a requirement to get certain certifications in order to fit certain roles. Java was passed. XML is my current objective. WSAD is the next one. And I agree with Kevin as well. Good luck, Svetlana.
I work for a SolidModelling CAD company and we are totally segregated from the internet kind of stuff. Ours is more kind of technical software. I'm trying to learn XML as this is going to be the data transfer protocol for the future.