, Bas wrote

@Harlequin: +1

Also, I personally find a bunch certifications on recent technologies a lot better indication of someone's practical skills than two 15 year old degrees in computer science.

Except many certifications, such as MCSE, are devalued by employers because of the sheer number of people who pass the test thanks to braindumps and other people who have the certification but lack any real working experience.