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Old 09-15-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Few things are as entertaining on this forum as a good IT cert pissing match.

I'll have you all know that I am certified in Windows 95 AND NT 4.0. What's more, I know how to access access the registry, and I'm NOT afraid to use it.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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You too? What credentials do you have. I am a MCITP, google that "resident genious".
Another certificate hound.

The only cert I ever got was the A+, and the only reason I got it was because it was a requirement of my employer at the time. No studying, no classes... I just took the test and aced it. I actually know what I'm doing - I learned it in practice, not in a classroom, by a teacher that's teaching only what needs to be known to pass the test.

I worked in IT for 20 years. You know what I learned about certs in that time? There are two types of people that have them.

The first group are serious professionals, who acquire them as a matter of course, while they strive to learn everything they can about whatever specialty they've chosen, and really don't care about a little piece of paper. They just want to be the best at what they do, and their knowledge speaks for itself.

The second group are snot-nosed brats that are part of the "ME!" generation, who parade their certs around like badges of honor. They rely on them to impress people, because their expertise isn't good enough to get the job done. It's rare to work with one for more than an hour and not have them bring it up at least once.

I worked extensively with both types of people during my time in the field. People in the first group knew what they were doing and were a pleasure to work with. People in the second... not so much. It's frustrating having to explain what should be common knowledge to someone that's "certified," yet it happened all the time.

Your cert doesn't impress me one bit, and the fact that you shoved it in our faces just proves my point.

By the way, it's "genius," not "genious," genius.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Swagger you forgot the 3rd kind, me!
I am a certified IT professional but my certification has nothing to do with IT!

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By the way, it's "genius," not "genious," genius.
It depends on what side of the road you drive your vehicle!

I've learned English as "behaviour", "genious", "colour", "cancelled", "neighbour". Here in the States, those are considered misspelled. Hmmmm, are they really?

I love seeing Firefox or Outlook put the red zig-zags under those words to warn me like I have to correct my spelling!
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Swagger you forgot the 3rd kind, me!
I am a certified IT professional but my certification has nothing to do with IT!


It depends on what side of the road you drive your vehicle!

I've learned English as "behaviour", "genious", "colour", "cancelled", "neighbour". Here in the States, those are considered misspelled. Hmmmm, are they really?

I love seeing Firefox or Outlook put the red zig-zags under those words to warn me like I have to correct my spelling!
There is no side of a road you can drive on that makes genious a word. It simply is not a word, in any country.

I really get a kick out of the Urban Dictionary:

Urban Dictionary: genious
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:04 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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There is no side of a road you can drive on that makes genious a word. It simply is not a word, in any country.

I really get a kick out of the Urban Dictionary:

Urban Dictionary: genious
See, Urban Dictionary disagrees with you as well so what is your point?

Yeah, that one didn't feel right even from get go but I was drinking at the time and by the time I sobered up and realized I was wrong, it was too late.

What can I say, at least drinking and typing is not against the law, even if you are a "genious"!
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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see, urban dictionary disagrees with you as well so what is your point?

yeah, that one didn't feel right even from get go but i was drinking at the time and by the time i sobered up and realized i was wrong, it was too late.

What can i say, at least drinking and typing is not against the law, even if you are a "genious"! :d
hahahahahahaha
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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See, Urban Dictionary disagrees with you as well so what is your point?

Yeah, that one didn't feel right even from get go but I was drinking at the time and by the time I sobered up and realized I was wrong, it was too late.

What can I say, at least drinking and typing is not against the law, even if you are a "genious"!
Sometimes when I drink and type it should be illegal!

Funny post. Thanks for the chuckle.
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