An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Kevin kevin at
Wed Jul 30 20:13:33 CDT 2003

Doesn't seem like an extreme view, from my perspective it's right on target.  I have taken a number of IT cert exams and they all so far where just tests for memorization, no actual inference or analysis involved.  The RHCE looks to be a bit better than most (also due to it's practical portions), but i couldn't say for sure since i have yet to take it.


On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 21:00:44 -0400 (EDT)
"Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at> wrote:

> Well, most certs are passable if you have half a brain, some understanding,
> and a good memory.  They don't really test your ability to think.  They
> test your ability to know.  So most certs mean your a walking dictionary...
> doesn't mean you know how to apply all that knowledge (yes, this is an
> extreme view).
> Not to mention all those people out there making sample tests, study guides,
> etc.... the ones loaned to me for the CCNA had some of the CCNA test questions
> I had during testing in there verbatim.
> I don't have high regards for certification.  CCIE is one of the exceptions
> due to it's practical test.  This specifically tests your ability to apply
> the knowledge and demonstrates skill rather than just a proficient memory.

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