The general consensus is Microsoft tests are too easy, anyone can pass. Wait a minute, revise that; Microsoft tests are not real world, they just look at the world through MS glasses, we need hands-on tests, open book...then we could see who has real expertise. No, that's not it...people don't need to be certified or go to college, on the job training is the best way, we just need to let them get a foot in the door.
I am confused? from the breadth of "solutions" presented, one would think the #1 OS for business, commerce, connectivity is the problem. If we could just get rid of Microsoft...Oh, then what would wanna-be's complain about then? It's not minorities, it's not out-sourcing, it's not test cheaters, it's not even about not getting opportunities. People will pay for your services only when they see a benefit. No one owes you a job, a foot in the door or reserved seating.
Believe it or not MS in all it's flawed glory is the trough we all feed from. (Yes, even the xx"uix crowd feeds at the MS trough...Years of Unix only growth of the internet was eclipsed within the first 2 years of MS entry into internetworking). Want a job? Go get one! Quite whining, the world is what it is, deal with or not...it will still go on with or without you.
Certifications are not different than any other document. You have a drivers license, so do most other drivers on the road, yet we still have accidents, we still have cheaters (even on drivers tests), we have people that complain because it is only given in English or complain because it is give in non-English. Too easy to get or too hard, how can that be? Hand-ons, written, good drivers bad drivers...just the same as MS certs. It's not the cert, it just human nature. There are and will be varying levels of skill, regardless of the test.
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