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Just curious, as Peer-to-Peer is part of the underlying technology for things like blockchain (and anything distributed.)
If so, what for? (Unless that's secret, haha!)
Me, no, but how these things work is of interest. It looks like .NET, since version 3.5, has some P2P integrated with WCF and some basic classes, and there's a few implementations I've come across in Python and C# (the only two languages I've looked at at the moment) but so far, what I've seen is rather monolithic -- for example, you're stuck with whatever protocol (TCP, UDP, whatever) that the coder chose, and there's no options for a hybrid approach (P2P or Peer-to-Server), etc.
There's also quite a lot of interesting complexity to the whole concept, not just regarding security, but optimization of the topology, and so forth.
apply again, double your chances.
Perhaps use your 2nd name (or invent one).
If both of yourself get called for the interview play the twin game (and ask for more the 2nd time - more likely to get your first ask.)
A former co-worker worked to get his MCSE and was proud of it.. but then it was constantly.. that class has expired, you have to recertify. Outside of costing a lot of money and time, he didn't see the value in it. The company we worked for didn't require it and there was no company incentive to get up-to-date classes.
Another co-worker took a job with a consulting firm that required him to get his DBA classes; they used that as leverage to request a higher rate for him. He passed the class because it was required, and he got a bonus for doing so, but I don't know that he ever used the knowledge gained.
After over two decades of being in the industry of being hired and doing the hiring I learned this... if an employer gets too excited about certs than that employer doesn't know what they're doing. Certs are useful *only* to convey some competence to people that have no other way to gauge it by virtue of them not knowing what they're doing, they have money to pay for employees and that's all.
Last MS class I took was for SharePoint development a couple years ago. It was a joke. The books where nothing more than reference material I could find online and all the instructor did was read from the book. To top it off, they go over entry level concepts and pretend it's advanced stuff. It's more about money than anything else IMO. Nothing beats real world experience. Certs are like vitamin supplements, they're ok to buy, but don't stop eating food (experience).
Certificates expire. They're not hard to get, etc. I used to keep up with them and I don't now. What I find works better is a lot of work experience. If you have that, then certs are less important. If you have no experience, then they help. But even outside of that... a portfolio. Show the employer what you can do. A great portfolio goes much further than a cert that's really aimed at the lowest bars of the industry.
I think about it too, but I see little merit in them. Some organizations think getting a certification is like getting a PhD; meaning you are an expert in the discipline.
I am looking to reinvent my career, if you get my drift , but ponder how to market myself in technologies that I do not have a lot of experience in. And certs are all just marketing; they are not real hands on experience.
Certs are pointless. You can pass them with little/no effort AND with no special knowledge.
I have an MCSA, but ONLY because it was required for my job. This, despite the fact that even though I'm now a certified DB SA, I STILL don't have full SA permissions on our database. Security absurdity...
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I think they might be useful when the company you work for gets certified for membership for Microsoft's Partner program, and then they might require X number of people to get some certifications to get Gold Partner status. What the Gold status buys you over the "regular" Partner membership, I have no idea. I'm sure the details are out there.
My own assessment? It's not worth the paper it's printed on. And I'm saying that knowing they probably don't even send you a printed certificate anymore...
If that's the dumbest thing she's done, she's doing pretty good in my opinion.
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