Originally posted by Wally Flint:
Are you kidding!!?? I think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Have you checked the cost of going back to a university lately? And how about the bureaucratic nonsense you have to go through to get in. I say that the only qualification someone should need to better themselves and make themselves more valuable in the marketplace is simply a desire to do so. That's what these certs offer in short order and for a ridiculously low cost. I would like to see similar certs in other fields - accounting, finance, etc. Since most people these days go to school to learn to be a technician, the need for classroom discussion almost doesn't exist anymore. People should be learning these skills online, at a very low cost, on their own time, and should end up with a recognized credible certification. I think the software industry is leading the way with these electronic tests and certifications.