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Re: Re: (jeffa) Re: Perl Certifications ??

by mrmick (Curate)
on Mar 05, 2001 at 20:36 UTC ( #62269=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (jeffa) Re: Perl Certifications ??
in thread Perl Certifications ??

If Stonehenge does indeed come up with a certification model, it would definitely have more credibility than Brainbench.

Anyone who knows Perl is probably aware of Stonehenge and your contribution(s) to Perl.

Mick
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by turnstep (Parson) on Mar 05, 2001 at 21:22 UTC
    Why would Stonhenge have more credibility than Brainbench? The latter seems to be a legitimate company, whose focus happens to be certification. If you mean because more people in the Perl community have heard of Stonehenge than Brainbench, you miss the point of certifications: being able to demonstrate your technical ability to non-technical people, via a standardized objective, third-party test. Not trying to knock either company (I happen to think pretty highly of them both), just pointing out that one having more "credibility" than the other is a silly statement.
      I would think (as a potential employer) that a company which specializes in online certifications would not be as demonstrative as a company known for Perl training in ensuring that those who are certified have practiced their skills rather than simply regurgitate the knowledge from books and documentation.

      Don't get me wrong, though... the test at Brainbech was't a walk in the park but I was able to pass the exam a couple of years ago when I was still new to the language simply by having the book handy.

      NOTE:
      I wasn't trying to knock Brainbench. I just think that even non-technical people have technical people to use as resources. Most people haven't even heard of Brainbech (technical and non-technical).

      Scenario

      • You mention your certification on your CV
      • You get the interview
      • You explain that your certification came from a prominent Perl training/consulting firm (mention "Learning Perl")
      • You get the position

      Mick

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