I was ambushed today by a workmate eager to attend a new Perl certification course.
Since I'd recently rubbished Perl certifications, and certifications in general,
I was surprised to say the least.
Yet it seems to be true.
The O'Reilly School of Technology Perl Programming Certificate:
The Perl Programming Certificate series comprises four courses that take you from zero Perl knowledge
to an advanced level that includes use and creation of objects and reusable code. From a beginning level
assuming no exposure to Perl and little programming experience at all, well-known Perl trainer Peter Scott
takes you through exception handling, multiprocessing, and complex data structures to web page scraping,
HTML parsing, email creation, database interaction, web form handling, and using the power of CPAN:
the largest repository of open-source scripting code in the world.
Though this specific online course is new, it seems that the O'Reilly School of Technology has been open for two years now.
Looks like Your Mother
now has some serious competition for his reasonably priced Perl certificates