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Does anyone here get certs for fun?

 
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Hey All,

I am considering going for a few certs (though I don't necessarily need them for work) and I was wondering if any other people get certs for personal fulfillment/fun. At my job, additional certs won't get you a raise or anything, but people do seem to give you A LITTLE more respect if you have them . I'm refering to more system/network admin types, as opposed to programmers (there are not a lot (any?) of people who just do programming where I work). A few of the certs out there look interesting, and it seems like more fun than blowing my money in a casino or something .

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[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: Jon McDonald ]
 
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I did SCJP a year after leaving IT. I already had the voucher to sit the exam and wanted to do something academic.


Trouble was everyone expected me to walk into a new java job!
 
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I passed SCJP for that pen...i heard there would be a nice pen offerred by sun for the SCJP, but i finally got a badge, but after that, i was serious.
 
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Well, I originally got my SCJP cert because I wanted to challenge myself and really kick up my skill level a notch. Studying for the exam and the strengthening of my Java knowledge were the biggest benefits I got from taking the SCJP. The paper itself hasn't done much for me.
 
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Right after I took SCJP I got a job doing M$'s VB stuffs, NO JAVA. not long after I got a side job of doing admin type of task. Now I'm planning to take A+ who knowz

Not sure if I'm doing it to pay the bills or just for fun

But it's always nice to "enjoy" the challenge.

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For Business AND Pleasure.

My Network+ was more for pleasure, being that I'm NOT a network admin (and wish not to be one). I guess that's a reverse example of what you were asking.
 
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