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Purchasing Question?

mjp

Well-known member
#22
All you have to do is google it.
Google? That's not even a real word.

Yeah, well, I did see all the Microsoft propaganda. Perhaps my question was worded in too squirrelly a manner. I wanted to know what it really meant. Not what the Microsoft corporate babble says it is (which is nothing, apparently).

But if it's embarrassing to answer, I understand.
 

Jethro

Well-known member
#25
Google? That's not even a real word.
English is an ever changing language, "Google" is acceptable as a word.

n
1.a popular search engine on the internet
vb
2.to search for (something on the internet) using a search engine
3.to check (the credentials of someone) by searching for websitescontaining his or her name
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#29
Google? That's not even a real word.

Yeah, well, I did see all the Microsoft propaganda. Perhaps my question was worded in too squirrelly a manner. I wanted to know what it really meant. Not what the Microsoft corporate babble says it is (which is nothing, apparently).


Basically, these specialists give advice to small businesses; and offer free or price reduced services to them. We also provide advice and help in completing forms, tax returns, etc.
But if it's embarrassing to answer, I understand.
 

mjp

Well-known member
#30
So Jethro gets an apology but I don't?
If you read that as an apology, sure, I'll give you one too. Dearest Elizabeth, your lips are like cherries. Your eyes; limpid pools. How I long to bask in your presence during the keynote speech of the next Microsoft developers conference. I count the days, my dear...

The point being, I would no more seek small business advice from someone vetted by Microsoft than I would go to a dentist recommended by the guy who delivers the Chinese food.

Microsoft Small Business Specialist - it seems so ridiculous to me that I thought it was a joke at first. At what point did Microsoft become experts in small business? Or qualified to bestow that expert status on someone who pays them to pass a test they wrote? Am I the only one who finds the entire concept absurd?

What next; Microsoft Certified Sandwich Maker? Microsoft Nail Polish Application Specialist?
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#32
The point being, I would no more seek small business advice from someone vetted by Microsoft than I would go to a dentist recommended by the guy who delivers the Chinese food.

Microsoft Small Business Specialist - it seems so ridiculous to me that I thought it was a joke at first. At what point did Microsoft become experts in small business? Or qualified to bestow that expert status on someone who pays them to pass a test they wrote? Am I the only one who finds the entire concept absurd?

What next; Microsoft Certified Sandwich Maker? Microsoft Nail Polish Application Specialist?
Be careful, you're showing that you don't know much about the subject at all. It's NOT easy to become Microsoft Certified in any subject.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#35
Be careful, you're showing that you don't know much about the subject at all. It's NOT easy to become Microsoft Certified in any subject.
I have to argue about that, as I know many people who are certified, and aren't much better then some of the interns I have trained.

You're not required to redo your certification either, meaning someone who was certified for Microsoft 2000 (Not the Server OS), can claim to be certified, though the certification is pointless (I've actually had someone throw being ME certified into my face when I was helping him with issues :rolleyes:).

They just generally look nice on paperwork, but very often don't mean much at all.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
#36
I have to argue about that, as I know many people who are certified, and aren't much better then some of the interns I have trained.

You're not required to redo your certification either, meaning someone who was certified for Microsoft 2000 (Not the Server OS), can claim to be certified, though the certification is pointless (I've actually had someone throw being ME certified into my face when I was helping him with issues :rolleyes:).

They just generally look nice on paperwork, but very often don't mean much at all.
Yup...I know people who are really good at taking 300 question exams and passing with a high score...but you put them out on the job and they don't know squat. I think these certifications are a bit overrated...
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#37
I have to argue about that, as I know many people who are certified, and aren't much better then some of the interns I have trained.

You're not required to redo your certification either, meaning someone who was certified for Microsoft 2000 (Not the Server OS), can claim to be certified, though the certification is pointless (I've actually had someone throw being ME certified into my face when I was helping him with issues :rolleyes:).

They just generally look nice on paperwork, but very often don't mean much at all.
While it may be true for individuals, for the subject in general, it's a heck of a statement:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Certified_Professional
http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=2614&country=United+States It's also best if you are Six Sigma certified
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#38
While it may be true for individuals, for the subject in general, it's a heck of a statement:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Certified_Professional
http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=2614&country=United+States It's also best if you are Six Sigma certified
For the subject in general, if you cannot backup the certification, you're generally ignored.

I'm in charge of training interns at my work, I also do the reviewing, and I usually select the people to be in the program; I do not pay attention to the certifications anymore, because for the most part, these people know whats the tests, know how to pass them, but you put them in a real situation, and they cannot do -anything-.

They've grown overrated the past decade, and for the most part mean very little except for perhaps a handful or two.