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How Do Microsoft Certifications Help You?


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RedChannel is a student who plans to pursue a career in the IT field. He isn’t able to obtain a four-year degree at this time, and wonders if gaining some certifications from Microsoft would be enough background to help him land a decent job.

I don’t know if they will help you find a job… but in terms of getting a job – they will absolutely help. If you were in charge of hiring for a company and you were torn between two people to hire for one position, you’d be likely to go with the one who had some certifications. More education is never a bad thing, and that includes the type of learning you receive when you take any type of certification exams.

Certifications are additional education that you didn’t have to get. It shows a lot of initiative to do something like this. It shows potential employers that you are willing to go that extra mile.

You have to remember, you’re going to go up against quite a large number of other people for any positions. Having an edge is something you have to do. It may cost you some money… but how much is that next job worth to you?

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Why Do You Have an Appendix?

Today I kept up the stream of silly questions on the Facebook fan page. The community seems to have been having a lot of fun answering these random little snippets that I come up with, and it’s fun for me to read the answers… usually. I have to admit that some of them are TOO racy or “icky.” When that happens, I resort to using the almighty “delete” button.

One of today’s questions was “The reason we have an appendix in our bodies is…” I loved the answer that had to do with cavemen. Someone quipped that we only have them to help doctors get richer. But the best comment by far had to be: “It’s like the end of one of those little balloon animal balloons that didn’t quite get filled up with air. It just hangs there useless and droopy. Sort of like Rush Limbaugh’s brain, only bigger.”

Now that is funny. What amused you today?

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