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Re: "Skills gap"?
From: Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:36:55 -0800

Yes, I actually built real networks. :-)

- ferg

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Blanchard, Michael (InfoSec)
<michael.blanchard () emc com> wrote:

Don't Cisco certs require you to perform a function on real equipment?  Or did they remove that piece :-(

  The tester would "break" a network in such a complex manner that the testee would have to dig deep into their 
practical knowledge to make it work again... within the allotted time period...

 I always liked that as a valid "test" of knowledge actually...

Michael P. Blanchard
Senior Security Engineer, CISSP, GCIH, CCSA-NGX, MCSE
Office of Information Security & Risk Management
EMC ² Corporation
32 Coslin Drive
Southboro, MA 01772


-----Original Message-----
From: funsec-bounces () linuxbox org [mailto:funsec-bounces () linuxbox org] On Behalf Of Paul Ferguson
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:21 PM
To: Rich Kulawiec
Cc: funsec () linuxbox org
Subject: Re: [funsec] "Skills gap"?

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:31 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk () gsp org> wrote:

Certifications are, in practice, crap.


Amen.

Short story: As an early Cisco engineer, I (and may other very
talented people) helped develop the original CCIE program. I wince now
when I hear people reference Cisco "certifications" because now, they
are absolutely meaningless.

Curmudgeonly yours,

- ferg


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