January 5, 2007

Certifications and Years of Experience

Category: Security Article Reviews — Raffael Marty @ 11:49 am

Are you one of those people who read the ISSA articles by first checking out the title and then the little bio about the author, posted at the end of the article? I am! What is funny to me is that the acronyms after the name are getting more and more. Is there a list of accepted certification acronyms? What do you put there? Does everyone really know what they mean? And is more better?
The best one I have seen is RSA. What’s that? Is this guy certified in public key crypto? Can he do it in his head? Is he certified in RSA secure IDs? What is it? No idea. Is it really cool to put a CCNA and MCSE certification after your name? I would almost be ashamed 😉 I keep wondering whether more certifications is really better. To be honest, when I get resumes, I am a bit alarmed if someone has too many certifications. Doesn’t that mean that the person spends more time on certifications than doing real work? I’d rather have someone who knows his stuff hands-on than through certifications. But that’s just me.

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  1. Yes, one or two says you can do it. More than that says that’s all you do.


    Comment by Steve Lodin — January 8, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

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