The Microsoft Developer Show #9 – Certification

The next installment of the MS Dev Show is now available on The Podcast Network where I chat with Rob Farley on the topic of Certification. More specifically we talk about Microsoft Certification and the examination process involved in becoming certified. We also talk about the value of certification in both the eyes of the candidate and their employer (or potential employer).

IMHO vendor certifications are probably not worth much more than the paper that they are written on.  Maybe the samecan be applied to a University degree.  I must admit that when I’m looking for new employees I look for a University degree, yet place little value on whether they are vendor certified.  What do you do? How important are exams, or for that matter any form of tertiary education.  Do you think that ongoing professional development is a good thing?

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