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Microsoft kills broad entry-level IT certifications, replaces them with all-Microsoft curriculum

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Srsly, who cares?

These things were always just a scam. Honestly, who's ever looked at an incoming CV and said to themself "Hey! This dev has some great certifications" ??? Much more likely to have said "Hey! This dev has been collecting certifications ... probably doesn't know anything and is trying to cover it up with useless paperwork." Certifications just don't work for software, and it's not the only career that's so hard to pin-down. Consider "Sales" ... nobody can tell you how to be a good salesperson and "Going on a course" is not going to endow you with talent. I think of software as being a bit like that, with the primary difference being that "Sales" is much easier to measure: the amount of cash you bring in.

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