A piece of paper
This is a handy shortcut for third parties to determine if you know stuff. It works on the basis that somebody who knows the stuff (very well) is prepared to say that you know the stuff too. It can work in knowledge or skills.
Skills and knowledge
Some people are just happy learning the stuff. Some people call it the school of hard knocks or self education.
So I found it interesting that Google Analytics have a set of courses where you can teach yourself. Sure they give you a "certificate of completion" but it wouldn't be prestigious as that degree from Monash University. I wonder what is more useful, and where the future of education may lie. Probably somewhere in between, as it always has.
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