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Every now and then each of us encounters a workplace situation where we don't have all of the facts. Sometimes we aren't really paying attention to circumstances and end up missing small details. Perhaps sometimes we don't get far enough into a given scenario to become familiar with all of its parameters. At times we may be blinded by preconceptions that prevent us from fully understanding the correct manner in which to proceed.

Pink elephants on parade.

Take, for example, the story of Ms. Patricia Wack. A bank teller, Patricia is in the middle of the morning shift when a frog enters the bank and approaches her window. The frog says, "Good morning, Ms. Wack. My name is Kermit Jagger, son of Mick Jagger." Patricia greets Kermit and asks him what the bank can do to serve him. Kermit says, "We'll, I'd like to buy a new lily pad. $50,000 should cover it. I know your manager, so it's OK to work with me."

Patricia explains to Kermit that the bank doesn't do business based on referrals and personal connections. "In order to receive a loan," she tells him, "you need to have some collateral." Undeterred, Kermit says, "Well, I'm sure the manager would approve my loan, but here's some collateral anyway." Kermit places a small pink elephant made from fine porcelain on the counter. Patricia starts to protest, but Kermit says, "Oh, it's more than enough. Just ask the manager, you'll see."

Patricia asks Kermit to wait and steps into the office of the bank manager. "Sir," she says, "there's a frog here asking about a loan. His name is Kermit Jagger and he told me that he knows you. I asked him about collateral and he offered this. I don't even know what it is." Patricia holds up the pink elephant. The bank manager takes one look, smiles, and says, "That's a knickknack, Patty Wack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

IT workers, in particular, have to know a lot in order to do their jobs correctly. That's one benefit of getting certified. A certification provides a broad base of knowledge, and if you get certified with TestOut CE, then that knowledge will be specific to real-world IT tasks and scenarios. Our training helps you learn how to solve problems, not just answer test questions. Don't get caught flat-footed like Patty Wack. Get the training you need to do the job right.


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