Ivan Pepelnjak on Certifications
The following articles written by Ivan Pepelnjak describe his views on IT certifications, their impact on the industry, training and career prospects.
- Simulations are not the real thing
- Writing good exam questions
- Can brain dumps be stopped?
- Are job candidates with IT certifications any good? Test them!
- Should I consider certifications when selecting job candidates?
- Certifications - a new barrier to entry?
- How much knowledge will I gain by studying for a certification?
- How well does Cisco's certification training map to my actual network?
- Let's see if they can swim
- Who is an associate?
- Gaining knowledge - what's the best way to do it?
- Don't despair, vote!
- Knowledge or recipes?
In Cisco IOS hints and tricks, Ivan's private blog
- How Did You Become a Networking Engineer? (8 February 2016)
- On I-Shaped and T-Shaped Skills (18 May 2015)
- On Theory and Practice (2 May 2015)
- You must understand the fundamentals to be successful (23 March 2015)
- Should I Go For CCDE or VCIX-NV? (15 January 2015)
- Should I Go for CCIE or Some Other Certification? (11 August 2014)
- SDN, Career Choices and Magic Graphs (25 September 2012)
- Does CCIE still make sense? (28 February 2012)
- Networking is like physics or math, not history (27 April 2010)
- Certifications and the hiring process (4 December 2009)
- Random “Scenic Route Certification” thoughts (6 December 2008)
- CCIE is devalued? Get real. (14 August 2008)
- The value of being a CCIE (8 July 2008)
- Why I'm no longer an active CCIE (1 July 2008)
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About Ivan Pepelnjak
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