A+, Network+, iNet+, CTT+, MCP, MCP+I, MCSE+I, MCSE (2K), MCT, MSS, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, OCP, CIWA, CIWP, CIW-CI.
Yes, I do teach test taking SKILLS, I also teach train the trainer, I also teach a common sense approach (learn the basics first - i.e. learn the bits and their interactions with memory registers, learn IP, not the charts, but how it works, learn data structures, not the wizards and scripts).
As soon as you focus on the foundation information, what who is doing in their little proprietary world is just a matter of learning their speak... like going to NY after growing up in TX, same language, different way of saying it.
i am currently endeavoring:
MCSD, MCDBA, MOUS, MCIW, CCIE, OCP (Upgrade to 9i), and ColdFusion from Macromedia.
For those of you who choose to laugh, I have to say that Certifications don't make the money or the person, but they sure do help boost the money after you prove what you know, and if you DO KNOW YOUR STUFF, why not certify?
People who don't certify:
1. Have learned how to market what they do have effectively.
2. Don't want to invest in their career choice.
3. Can't pass the certification test (this is not ALWAYS a negative (I have 3 contractors who freeze when they see the screen, but wouldn't have anyone else in front of their tasks))
4. Have a habit of ney-saying other's accomplishments.
5. Claim a "Moral" problem with a particular vendor. I personally don't think that I am responsible for another company or individual and their interactions. I feel that for my customers I just need to know enough about the market to deliniate what is most effective for my customer.
If anyone knows other reasonable results, please contact me. Otherwise, it's a great deal easier to get your stuff done when you have a positive outlook toward the industry in which you work!:)
Thanks for the soap box.