I fully defend the honest use of LE and PK qualifications. I have worked in IT jobs for almost 20 years and started are very poor pay. Although my pay has increased, my hours are very long and (as those in the same profession will know) are not conjusive to 'traditional' hours and days of study, going back over the same stuff already learned in the university of life. My co-workers all say I have an extreme high level of knowledge, practical experience and hands-on regarding IT and am definately graduate material. However, I've never had the time or full money to afford to go back to school the traditional way. Using my considerable LE and references / previous certificates for PK, I have been able to obtain legal and valid and verifiable IT undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degrees in IT. These have been put to excellent use in my new jobs and have the added benefits of better pay and a better lifestyle for my family.