Downside of IT Certification


The Q1 2006 Hot Technical Skills and Certifications Pay Index, released April 25 by Foote Partners, a New Canaan, Conn., IT compensation and workforce management firm, found that pay premiums for non-certified IT skills grew three times faster than for certified ones in a six-month period spanning 2005-2006.…

The study suggests that there has been a change in employers’ acceptance of the value of non-certified tech skills versus certifications in maintaining competitive pay for their workers.

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Training Materials

Due to popular demand, I have created a page in my home server for you to browse through the training materials / courseware I have created at

There you can browse through all of the slides I have created for training sessions. You can’t download them unless you want to capture the screen individually – I exported my PowerPoint presentations to be able to be viewed using an application written in Macromedia Flash. Someone named emre was nice enough to put in the source of his Flash application, and I have modified it to suit my needs 😉

Please take note, that however I will have to shut down my home server if I leave home for more than one day. Oh yes, please bear with the speed as it’s only a normal ADSL line after all. I can’t put the materials on my current hosting as I am running out of space. 🙁 Anyone wants to donate disk space or hosting?

*Macromedia Flash is a registered trademark of Macromedia.
*PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.