Be Careful who you trust your PC to.
I have been working with computers since 1973 in various capacities from Programmer to IT Director to Business Owner. I have probably hired 1000 people… not all successfully. I tell you this to inform you of my experiences and to let you know that I know what I am talking about.
Let me ask you this… would you go to a doctor who had no medical degree? Or to a lawyer who had not passed the Bar? Well why would you trust your computer to someone without proven expertise? What is proven expertise you might ask? I say a Certification. Notice I did not say a degree. I have taught at places where my supervisor told me ‘Give her a test that she can pass’. I have taught at ‘Colleges’ where if the student’s financial aid came through YOU MUST PASS THAT STUDENT. This is not true for all colleges BUT you cannot fake a Certification. You can guarantee that whatever the person has a Professional Certification in, they can do!
Computers are only simple on the surface. When everything goes good, everyone is an expert. But the real Pros come out when stuff goes wrong. There are people in our industry who are not able to pass or have not had the time to take the test who will argue that the Certification is not necessary. In my opinion, that is the only way that you can trust your computer to them. What do you think? Would you rather be sure or sorry?