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    MECP Certified

    So I know a lot of people come to this site seeking advice and usually get it, but I was wondering who on this board actually knows what their talking about. I mean who's actually MECP Certified and does this for a living and who on here does this for a hobby?

    Ive been doing it professionally for about 3 1/2yrs and I've got my advanced MECP Cert.







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    Re: MECP Certified

    not gonna lie, i dont have them, but ive been looking into getting them, just to have a little more knowledge to go along with my passion



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    Re: MECP Certified

    i was going to go to Mobile dynamics, but i figure the work is not stable enought to earn a living off it..




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    Re: MECP Certified

    Cert doesn't mean you know your *** from a hole in the wall, as there are a bunch certified installers at big box stores and they typically don't know jack.



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    Re: MECP Certified

    Quote Originally Posted by kmanian View Post
    Cert doesn't mean you know your *** from a hole in the wall, as there are a bunch certified installers at big box stores and they typically don't know jack.
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    Re: MECP Certified

    I did it "professionally" at a business for about 1.5-2 years. I still do it on a daily/weekly basis, but now i work for myself. I have an MECP basic. To be honest the MECP test doesnt teach you much, i learn much more from experience.



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    Re: MECP Certified

    Quote Originally Posted by kmanian View Post
    Cert doesn't mean you know your *** from a hole in the wall, as there are a bunch certified installers at big box stores and they typically don't know jack.
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    Re: MECP Certified

    I agree I've met guys that were certified that couldnt even get the radio out of a mazda, but having Certs is something to be proud of and shows your dedication to the 12 volt industry and that you've taken the time and effort to go the extra step in getting them.




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    Re: MECP Certified

    Studied for a while, never became certified. Didn't need to.



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    Re: MECP Certified

    i really doubt many certs get you any further than years of experence maybe for best buy but hey your never going to make a living at best buy...



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    Re: MECP Certified

    I got my Cert back in 98, by that time the industry had started to fall apart and I took a fulltime position elsewhere looking for stable employment.



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    Re: MECP Certified

    Quote Originally Posted by kmanian View Post
    Cert doesn't mean you know your *** from a hole in the wall, as there are a bunch certified installers at big box stores and they typically don't know jack.
    Exactly what I was thinking...



    Quote Originally Posted by ecko_0113 View Post
    I agree I've met guys that were certified that couldnt even get the radio out of a mazda, but having Certs is something to be proud of and shows your dedication to the 12 volt industry and that you've taken the time and effort to go the extra step in getting them.
    lol




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    Re: MECP Certified

    i bought the book for the basic cert and read about 100 pages and realized how useless the information in it was and put it down. yeah its a nice thing to have but i dont think it makes you a better installer by any means. you learn from expierence and research in this industry not from some stupid certificate that means nothing.



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