Academic / Work wise I see why IceCat is asking and like Zarathustra said, is more for the HR who only reads mostly on the qualifications section of each applicant. However, a serious house would hire you in a blink of an eye if you have a great portfolio. What I still don't get is why would you apply for a job (if that's the reason of the question) where you will be interview by people who have no clue about your portfolio. Errr....
T4D, I think that softimage certified person took his certificate while softimage was still in beta version? perhaps?
As I am aware of, AD certifications are based on the version of the time you took your certificate. But it doesn't carry over, so yes, it looks pretty for a short time, but if one doesn't keep renewing / retaking the exam for the new version (with new features) is pretty pointless.
I can imagine the dialogue:
A: I am softimage certified.
B: Nice. And when did you take your certificate?
A:........"thinking ...... 2001"..........11 years ago..
That's the only explanation I can see why he didn't know what ICE is.
Message edited by cgiink on 10/30/2012 - 8:46 AM