not hard work? On top of a full-time job that also asked overtime of him he worked at certifications that had NO PROMISE of anything, unlike a college degree which we, as a society, constantly praise for its value. By the way, just because he took 3 months doesn't mean it only takes 3 months. He is in the top 0.5% percentile of people who pursue certifications. It usually takes people more than year or two for people to get the amount of certs that he did.
People doing a project in 90 days huh? I guarantee this guy put more work in in 4 months than most college students do in two years. Get these certs yourself and then comment on how easy this path is. Sorry, the 40k + price tag of school ain't protecting entitled people no more.