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Re: What is your opinion in Perl Certified Professional?

by skyknight (Hermit)
on Apr 30, 2005 at 13:44 UTC ( #452849=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What is your opinion in Perl Certified Professional?

People who have certificates tend to be talentless hacks who can solve every problem except a novel one.
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Re^2: What is your opinion in Perl Certified Professional?
by cog (Parson) on Apr 30, 2005 at 14:56 UTC
    While OTOH very good hackers might not have the financial capability to afford such a certificate.

    That's the problem with certification. Not the only one, of course, but one of the main ones.

    IMO, work in the community is far better to show than a Perl Certification Diploma or something.

    Go for CPAN modules. It's cheaper.

      Go for CPAN modules. It's cheaper.

      Or, if you have the money, go for training with a well trusted/known company/hacker.

Re^2: What is your opinion in Perl Certified Professional?
by adrianh (Chancellor) on May 01, 2005 at 18:00 UTC
    People who have certificates tend to be talentless hacks who can solve every problem except a novel one.

    Or they are working, or want to work for, industries and organisations that take certification seriously - for good or bad reasons. It's just a big a mistake to discard somebody because they have certification as it is to discard somebody because they don't.

      Fair enough... I wish to amend my statement to "people who make a big deal out of certificates tend to be talentless hacks who can solve every problem except a novel one."

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