I’m completely blocked from personal email at work, but I can see the headers come across. I just got one with this message:
Start earning the salary you deserve by obtaining the proper credentials!
A.) “Earning the salary you deserve” – Damn, I don’t want to take a paycut
B.) What certification is really that important or useful? Once you’re pass the entry level, what good does it really do? I know they’ve gotten better, but the last certification test I took from MS was pure memorization of API’s.
C.) You don’t want to work anywhere where they use certifications to make judgements about employees. I think that that implies that they don’t look too carefully at each individual. I’ll buy it as part of a developer’s “personal growth” plan, but not otherwise.