such wonderful things as:
wow ... just wow... and then in the next paragraph on that page, it talks about brain dumps being a sin .. again.. wow!
"You need to go for free download 70-177 exam questions or 70-177 pdf from uCertify and analyze the Microsoft 70-177 demo questions quality. You would find that uCertifys 70-177 free questions are very realistic to the 70-177 actual questions. The 70-177 prepkit takes less time than 70-177 study books to prepare you for the actual 70-177 exam. It takes beyond the 70-177 book and drive right into the 70-177 exam papers using our unmatched 70-177 Certified 70-177 practice exam questions here at uCertify."
Or this blurb from two paragraphs on CCNA:
everyone can make a mistake ... but paying hundreds of dollars for tests/testpreps and not bothering to re-read or proof read? ... wow.
"Taking practice tests before a subsequent exam appear to be the most popular method of learning, even more favored that other popular methods such as repetition and concept mapping.
A high quality test preparation software such as uCertify Prepkits will not only help you learn the 640-802, 640-816 and 640-822 exams material and pass the certification exam in your first attempt."
I especially love the "...will not only help you learn ... and pass ... " where's the "but also" ? ... Oh... the "and pass" ... yeah.. that should've been.. "... but also pass the certification ..."
Nit picking? Maybe.. but it begs you ask the question... if they didn't waste the time and money making a high quality website, then what did they do to ensure the quality of their preps?
"Maybe.. but it begs you ask the question"
Any person I've come across that has used braindumps simply doesn't know their stuff and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them... They think they are great because they passed an exam but in the real world they haven't got a clue and will get found out eventually - for the best paying jobs you need to know your stuff inside out, nobody cares that you cheated an exam if you are not an expert... and you are not an expert if you cheat an exam
The reason I can confidently say this is because I've been an MCT for more than 10 years, and a full time developer longer than that. I've been in the groups that write some of the tests, and been a reviewer for questions from some of the companies that MS hires to write the tests like lionsbridge (yes, they DO outsource almost all the cert exam writing, generally to the lowest bidder). The vast majority of the people writing the test just troll MSDN and copy down passages with fill in the blank answers in multiple choice form. They don't actually know the content they're testing, and in most cases couldn't pass their own test. Couple that with the fact that there is 0 practical in anything short of the MCA and SharePoint Master Certification and I???d say that???s hardly useful or real world. By that metric, I would estimate that you yourself don???t actually know anything and your job security relies entirely on the bad academic exercise that is certification.
Mind you, in a perfect world I would totally agree with you. In the real world, the exams are complete BS. The only reason certs matter is so your business can get their silver or gold partner cert.
You're stupid if you place any value on exams. I'll clarify the statement by pointing out that you're choosing to play by rules everyone else doesn't follow.
If you're cool with the current state of affairs:
1. indians and chinese "developers" coming from what is the equivalent of american high school education in bangladesh with a bachelor's degree getting equal respect as someone with a master's degree here even though they can barely speak english
2. Their having 30 certifications, all of which they got through brain dumps, and the rest of us being unhire-able because of it
3. The "resource" pool mentality where skillsets aren't valued and we're just bodies that can be plugged into what people perceive as an assembly line in IT
Then I would say you're certainly part of the problem. If you???re not, then you need to rethink your stance on certs and stop being na??ve. Get with the program.
Cramming is not learning, it's passing.
One of my favourite parts of CBTNuggets is that the sessions are only about 30 minutes each (some longer some a little shorter). This is great for us IT people that inevitably experience the 'hurry up and wait' as often comes with the profession.
They would have no evidence as to who deserves to have their credentials pulled and who doesn't. Just because your name was found on some company's customer list doesn't mean you're an idiot, nor does it mean you're a genius. The point is, Microsoft would have no way of knowing, and it would be a PR nightmare of epic proportions for them if they tried something like that.
On another note, I'm just laughing at all the people crying about "braindumps" versus this versus that. The reason I can't help but laugh is because Microsoft certifications are an oxymoron. The very idea that Microsoft can "certify" you to be an expert based on whether or not you passed some exam in a 2 or 3 hour period is ludicrous.
I've seen - first hand - the value in these so-called "experts" when I had the privilege of working alongside some MCSEs a few years ago. We needed to do some server upgrades, and I pulled out a SCSI card from my briefcase which was to be installed in the server. The MCSE asks me, "what's that?" I tell him that it's the new SCSI card we're going to be installing. He looks at the card in total amazement, while oooh-ing and ahhh-ing, and says "ohhh...so that's what a SCSI card looks like!".
I nearly fell off my chair. I didn't know whether to laugh at his ignorance, or cry at the fact that he was making $10,000 more than I was at the time because he was a level 3 analyst, while I was level 2.
Needless to say, that was all the evidence I needed to backup what I already suspected, that MCSE certification was a total joke. If THIS moron who has never seen a SCSI card could get certified as a Microsoft "Systems Engineer", then the entire thing is a scam.
Over the years, after having gone into business for myself, I've always put the "MCSE" resumes that I receive near the bottom of my resume pile. And on the off-chance that something in a candidate's resume merits a second look, I will ALWAYS give them a real-world performance test. I want you to PROVE that you actually know what you're doing, as opposed to showing me your MCSE certificate, which isn't even worth the ink and paper it's printed on in my eyes.
The issue with these so-called brain dumps and practice questions that closely mimic or copy the exams, and that if they just know the answers and don't understand the thinking behind them, then exam isn't able to do it's job. MS puts a lot into rooting this kind of thing out, but with the commercialisation of their certification process, this is inevitable.
I did a 2 week course many years ago and was worried about passing as I had to miss many of the days due to illness, One of the instructors said I could take the test as many times as I liked (till I chanced apon the right the right answers?) He remarked that if I had issues after that that they would give me a disk containing 'practise questions'. As it turned-out I aced it easily as I already had the working knowledge. I was astonished to see though, that many of my classmates didn't (initially) I know they have come along way since then but I think it's crap that someone can pretty-much buy their cert from a training org (except now they charge for each exam It should be done by public reputable institutions like Colleges and Universities etc (as their 'IT' quals tend to be far less meaningful in practice anyway)
As for customer lists, that's just silly even M$ wont do that. I think he means that they are meant to sort the men from the boys with with the exam, perhaps they should also add a much large interactive/simulated aspect that mimics the real thing.
If [somehow] is is found out that you used a "brain dump" material, not only will you loseb your certification but I'm not sure if you will be allowed to get any Microsoft certification [ever].
What's the point of using "brain dump" material anyways. Lets say that you are a certified Server 2008 R2 administrator but as soon as you start a job, your employer will know how good you really are.
I think there are also copyright notices for the exams and an agreement not to disclose any questions to anyone [with penalties if you are found to do so.]
[Which is one reason why at least 3 of my last 5 bosses didn't care for certification.]
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