Upgrade question

James Drabb JDrabb at darden.com
Fri Oct 4 08:08:05 PDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Karakashian [mailto:tonyk at rochestermidland.com] 
> Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 10:45 AM
> To: lfs-chat at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: RE: Upgrade question
> You're right.  So, let me apologize for misinterpreting what you said.
> I took it as a personal attack, and responded in kind.  I have a great
> deal of respect for programmers, primarily because it's a computer 
> skill I have never been able to master.

Then please accept my apologies as well.  There is no reason to adults
cannot have a good debate without getting personal.

> -T
> P.S. So, why do I have an MCP?  Simple.  My previous employer was an
> MCSP.  We had the requisite two MCSEs necessary, but they decided
> having some MCPs might make us look more like we knew what we were 
> doing.  So, they announced a contest....$1000 and the cost of the
> tests to the first person to get their MCP who didn't already 
> have one.
> The contest was announced at 11AM.  At 5:30, I handed my boss the 
> results of my tests.  I had a friend at a testing center who 
> squeezed me in.  I took all three test in an hour, without any 
> studying or classes.  "Is this a reflection on me?", I asked of my
> boss then and of you now.  "Nope, it's a reflection on the tests
> not testing anything difficult or important which shows how 
> valueless the certs really are."
> -- 

I have an MCP as well for Visual C++ and VB.  They don't mean much to
a technical person.  However, to HR they are things they look for.

Jim Drabb

Those who would sacrifice freedom for security will get neither
James Drabb JR
Programmer Analyst
Darden Restaurants
Business Systems
JDrabb at Darden.com
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