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I know that it doesn't actually fall into the realm of computer technologies, but if you boast about having an MCSE but can't begin to work out how to send a fax through a normal office fax machine then there's something wrong with you.

Given that you previously demonstrated a clear inability to grasp the difference between two computers and one computer with two monitors I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

Just sayin'.


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Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
One has to wonder at things...guess it proves that one can have paperwork to prove one is "competent" and still be completely incompetent...
Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I remember running into one of those
When I still worked for IBM, I ran into one of those kind of people with a pretty certificate. The last time I actually spoke to him, it took him an hour to admit that he did not know how to ftp a file to a server - both of which I had given him - on behalf of a customer.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
That is a perfect example of why this once great career choice has quickly become a living nightmare. Certs are now worth about as much as the paper they are written on, and actually I can make one nice looking cert on the Mac and save myself the $600+ dollars. =P

Aug. 23rd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Two different stupid MCSE examples:

1. Asked me whether to update a file before or after he imaged the PC.

2. Didn't know how to format a floppy (and I'm not even talking command-line here, they couldn't do it through the GUI).

One reason I refuse to pay to get that cert (the other is how often M$ makes you "renew" it). Anyone with a clue will look for real skills during hiring and will make you prove you have them (via detailed questioning or actual hands-on demonstration).
Aug. 31st, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Except the people looking for certs do not have clues and in fact assume if you have the MCSE you are qualified. These people, usually human resources employees, are even more computer illiterate than the stooge-MCSE folks.
Aug. 23rd, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
i make no pretense, i am machine ignorant, but i know where to go for help.

Aug. 23rd, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
The difference is that this isn't your area of specialty, and you don't make any claims to the contrary. For this bonehead, Microsoft has certified that he's qualified to be a systems engineer, when clearly he's clueless.

BTW, I think I'm going to get business cards made that say "Will work for footrubs!" :-)

Aug. 23rd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
"The first thing I need you to do is sweep the floor."
[indignant] "But I'm a college graduate!"
"Oh! Okay, fair enough - here, I'll show you how."

...That joke is so old, I saw it on Hee Haw once flipping through the channels. Bloody thing's still pertinent, though. - ZM
Aug. 31st, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, MCSE is pretty useless. Yet, I did have one co-worker who had the MCSE cert, was a Microsoft weenie and actually knew what he was doing. He very competently laid out plans for a Microsoft Exchange upgrae as well as transitioning the entire company from Windows NT networking to Active Directory. While he knew very little about unix, it was possible to teach him concepts and have them retained.

However, I believe he's merely the exception that proves the rule. It's too easy for anyone to pass the MCSE.
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