I’ve had mixed emotions about certifications over the years. Employers like them. Some even require them. In the first phase of my career I gathered certifications to prove I knew stuff. Soon I realized that many of these certifications (especially the MSFT ones) were too easy to obtain. So I stopped the Certification Pursuit. Lately, I’ve been acquiring certs again…mostly to discipline myself to really learn and understand a topic. In most cases I regret wasting the time pursuing vendor-based certs.
I’ve even blogged about some of the certs I’ve gotten: