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Do you remember certification pins?


I recently moved into a new home, and while cleaning up, I came across my Microsoft certification pins. Some of them are so old, they are turning yellow. Are we really supposed to wear these?

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8 comments
bcroom
bcroom

Mine are attached to the lapel of my Talking yoda figure!

TheGooch1
TheGooch1

So, how much does Yoda charge for his services? I suppose a lot since he's Microsoft certified.

TheSwabbie
TheSwabbie

Yep, still have mine, in fact i just happened to find it the other day myself. And, yes, its yellowing pretty bad!

Dr. Tarr
Dr. Tarr

I wear mine on my company lanyard with my acess badges. As long as the company pays for me to keep my certs current, that's where they will stay. I also have an old ID badge holder that I use to display one of each pin when I go to trade shows and conventions. I have won a bunch of trade show gew gaws like disk cases and USB hubs, and I once won a nice prize (a Bosch 18 v cordless hammer drill) for "getting caught" wearing my membership pin (by a most attractive young lady, I might add ) Anyone else ever get any good swag?

old graham
old graham

I worked d*** hard for mine just to prove a point. Not much call to wear them in my present job however(welder).

marbing
marbing

ITIL still gives out certification pins so it is not such an old thing.

RknRlKid
RknRlKid

I usually break out the pins and wear them on the lanyard of my ID badge when I work at job fairs or other public gatherings. I keep hoping that by wearing all those things people will be less inclined to try to impress me with their importance and/or knowledge! :D

TheGooch1
TheGooch1

My are sitting in my computer desk drawer somewhere, waiting for the day they are once again useful. Maybe if my house gets broken into I can throw them at the intruder.

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