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batye
batye
11/5/2017 7:36:11 PM
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Re: Sort of a familiar style
@afwriter yes, as the end Co. will gonna have more trust in this emergening technology... 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/5/2017 10:46:44 AM
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Re: Sort of a familiar style
I think it is fantastic news that we are starting to see certifications with set standards. Hopefully, it will stabilize these emerging technologies and give companies more faith to implement them. 

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batye
batye
11/3/2017 12:21:03 AM
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Re: Sort of a familiar style
@dcawrey yes, you right I could not agree more as learning never ends as technology keep grow and develops changing it... 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
11/2/2017 5:52:15 PM
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Re: Sort of a familiar style
Certification is key - it's a procedure that IT professionals know and understand. This is especially true for network engineers, whose jobs are changing quite a bit with SDN and NFV. It's less about configuring and more about programming now. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/2/2017 3:03:42 PM
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Sort of a familiar style
From what I can glean from MEF's advance publicity about the courses, I'm getting a certain feeling of nostalgia:

Back at the dawn of time, IBM had a marvelous system of interlocking courses and certificates that focused very tightly on specific, narrow IBM products (I went through a JCL and a couple of others I don't remember; I'm afraid my colleagues elected me the "sleeping giant" of our class. Could not get interested in having several pages of  code read to me with special attention to what columns things began in and what punctuation ended each line, especially because when I used the stuff I'd just be looking it up in a manual anyway).

It wasn't necessarily the most brilliant educational stuff ever but it did at least ensure that at some time or other the software engineer had seen the right manual and been shown the right page. And it allowed HR to feel like they were ensuring competent employees in a field that neither they nor management could form any clear idea of.  

Furthermore, it locked a company into a vendor, because whether or not anyone should have been assured of our competence in reality, at least they had a piece of paper to say they were supposed to be assured of our competence in that technology, which strongly encouraged them to stick with that technology.

At various times I had similar courses from DEC, Tandem Non-Stop, and a couple of others; all of them had that "here are all the pieces" aspect that didn't really seem to teach much (except that we learned there was a manual and we could look things up in it).  Definitely effective as a form of auxiliary vendor lock-in, though.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
11/2/2017 8:04:21 AM
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New Certification Program
This is very interesting and I think this is great they have a certification program for SDN/NFV. I really like both and what they can bring to the table so hopefully someone that's going through training will learn a lot from this.

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