[rescue] Cisco Certs (was THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.)

James Fogg rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 08:26:46 CDT 2001

Me too.. About to do CCNA, required for CCNP (what I consider the first level
of usefull knowlege). I will follow later with CCIE (check out that salary

I have solidy avoided certs (have some required by manufacturers to sell their
stuff, like CCDA and MMND). I figure after 15 years in the biz if an employer
doesn't recognize a good mind he isn't a good employer.

I also have solidly avoided a college degree too, but that isn't for lack of
trying 8=)

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, THOU SPAKE:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:
> > > But they seem to have caught on....  is anybody else sick of hearing the 
> > > Foobar Training Network's ads for "MCSEs make an average of $65k a year"?
> > 
> > I'd better not take an MCSE then - my salary would go down :-)
> This is too close to the truth for comfort....  I have refused to take any
> computer exam/certs;  Doing so would instantly put a `cap' on what people
> assume that I know;  And therefore lowing my worth.
> That said; I'm considering a Cisco in the next year or so;  seems to be the
> only one that actually *counts* for anything.  Mind you knowing every
> core technology out there to byte level isn't exactly a `cap'!
> Paul
> _______________________________________________
> rescue maillist  -  rescue at sunhelp.org
> http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
	 James D. Fogg, Network Engineer
	Vicinity Corporation - Lebanon, NH

     DESK (603) 442-1751 - CELL (603) 252-1864
     PAGER (802) 742-0280 - HOME (603) 526-7729
            EMAIL jfogg at vicinity.com

If you can read this e-mail, Thank a Network Engineer!

More information about the rescue mailing list