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.

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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