Re: Perceptions of the BCS



In <87y6ljict6.fsf@xxxxxxxx> "Mark T. B. Carroll" <mtbc@xxxxxxx> writes:

And when they think of personal development, it's usually gaining
vendor certification rather than professional certification (i.e.
C.Eng).

That's an interesting point. Vendor certification is often easier to
get, of course. I wonder if it's much better promoted, too.

Yes; and Yes.

But all vendor certification implies is that you have RTFM and, to a
degree, understand it.

One would rather hope that a Chartered whatever would be one who was aware
of matters of which Manuals don't treat.

If you want to hire a geek, then hire a geek. But to transform a geek
into a professional takes more than just knowing how to drive some
particular box.

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