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Having many years of experience and having hired several - I hire the guy who works on his own car or fixes his plumbing over someone with certifications. Troubleshooting is the name of the IT game most of the time. Yes, tips and tricks from classes and certifications help, but that is quickly picked up. Being able to look at a problem and identify good information from bad and then be able to apply a fix and figure out what else broke is mastery and is not easily taught. I have not been bitten once when using this to hire someone. Yet I have seen guys with CCNA's not be able to wire a network when it was not right out of a text book.