Reality Check

Subject: Reality Check
From: <j-m -at- creativeoptions -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 13:51:34 -0500


I'm looking for a reality check and hope that the members of this list can
help clarify my thinking.

The questions are:

How important is certification in securing a job or contract/subcontract in
IT/IS related positions, technical writing, website development and such?

Is it true that 7-10 years of experience in these areas is useless without a

Is it true that self education (I spend at least 3-4 hours and more a day
conducting my own training and education online) has no value? I'm talking
about the kinds of targeted training that's offered by, Adobe,
Microsoft, etc. etc.

If certification is a requirement, which from the alphabet soup choices and
the various companies offering CBT Training, are most important for a person
who wishes to continue working in this field?

I appreciate any and all responses.



WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help
format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content
delivery. Try it today!

Doc-To-Help includes a one-click RoboHelp project converter. It's that easy. Watch the demo at

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- infoinfocus -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Anybody here work with System Lifecycle Management (SLM) vs. SDLC software documentation and processes?: From: Henry J. Wicko II

Previous by Author: RE: Contract for a book
Next by Author: RE: Reality Check
Previous by Thread: Anybody here work with System Lifecycle Management (SLM) vs. SDLC software documentation and processes?
Next by Thread: RE: Reality Check

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads