Originally Posted by thatgtrguy
I work in I.T. where certifications are par for the course.
it's a quick way to tell if a certain person has a minimum level of knowledge to do very specific tasks. So if I need to hire someone to manage email servers, knowing that someone is certified in MS exchange tells me that there's a certain level of training and understanding that a person will come to the table with.
With Pro Tools certification, I would know that person has a certain level of technical training and understanding. But it really doesn't tell me if that person has an artistic sensibility and good ears. Is this someone I can trust to mix? Or is this a person better suited to recording with a veteran producer at the helm?
I think certifications are fine, but in the music world I imagine a great demo CD goes much further.