Maybe this was just a misunderstanding, but:
I've been trying to get hired at a certain company that a friend works for. I figured more certifications would help, but my friend told me to wait until I'm hired so the employer can tell me what they want me to have.
His reasoning was that, as he says, multiple employees there have all the certifications allowed at a certain level. They have so many, they aren't allowed to get any others without some expiring. The company needs people with other certifications, but their current employees can't get them due to this problem.
I found this hard to believe, and I think he may be misunderstanding what other people told him.
Does anybody have any idea what he might be talking about?