I have not been a big fan of certifications and do not plan to start today. -:) Some companies just care about all the certs in the world and the more you have the better and some simply do not. However, I think it is a good solid credential to have especially if you work in an area where your skill set may cover them. And, in this always competitive market it could give you the needed push. Fortunately, my job does not require it and having it would not hurt. I would just like to accumulate some certs underneath my belt for a rainy day. I have two already, but a little more would not hurt. As Steve Jobs once said: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”
I am looking to obtain some or all of the following in no particular order in time:
- BSDP (BSD Professional Certification)
- I plan to use the book: “The Design and Implementation of BSD”
- There are many sites on the web, but I think a large part of being able to successfully pass this cert will be from hands-on self training and prior experience with BSD systems. It is really too new to purchase any books that will cover just this exam, at least not yet.
- BSD Professional JTA Survey Report
- JNCIS-FWV (Juniper Certified Internet Specialist for Firewall and VPN devices)
- SCSA (Sun (now Oracle) Certified System Administrator)
Comments: With Oracle being ever so competitive after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and with Oracle’s “huge line of complimentary businesses holders will continue to prosper with an SCSA (eHow).