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Re: Re: Certification Foo

by Masem (Monsignor)
on Jan 25, 2002 at 20:33 UTC ( #141535=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Certification Foo
in thread Certification Foo

Hmm, Larry must not use OO Perl if he doesn't bless anything... </joke>

But seriously, I agree here too. Certification in the computer profession, period, is a bad measure of worth; it's not how well you know the manual or the like, but how well you can do the task and find out things that you don't know in the process of doing so. Certification is simply a cop out for employers to determine if someone has a skill set; someone lacking a certification might actually have better skills than a certified person, and in several cases, there are people that lucked out in getting their certifications and actually don't know the minimum standards.

Now, there's nothing wrong with having a potental employee write code to do a task and then have someone else evaluate it, as part of the interview process. This is a much better measure of what the person is able to do, instead of relying on what a piece of paper says.

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