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Certification programme in perl monks?

by kulls (Hermit)
on Nov 27, 2005 at 01:19 UTC ( #511968=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Do we have certification programme in perl ? . I didn't find any links here.I suggest that, if we offer a paid certification programme, then it'll helpful for our Offering Plate section . If it's already available, then please tell me how to acces that section.

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Re: Certification programme in perl monks?
by mrborisguy (Hermit) on Nov 27, 2005 at 05:04 UTC

    Tell you what... if you stick around here and make good contributions to the community, I'll stick up for you when you need a reference.


      Same here, and if you pay me enough, you'll be allowed to carry the title "BCSD" (B10m Certified Software Developer). Not that it's worth a dime, but hey, I'll even make you a shiny logo you can put on your website/resume ;-)

      Seriously, there are many nodes to be found here regarding Perl certification systems. AFAIK, none of them are really appreciated, nor valued much by anyone.

      If you want to prove to the world that you've got some good skills, put some time in creating or improving modules on CPAN. If you have a killer module on there, I'm sure your (future) employer will be impressed.


      All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
      Hi Kulls,

      I am more interested to know why you need a certificate ! is it for employment ? believe me I have seen people with certificate on a particular technology but know lesser than people who have been working on the same and didnt find time to attend the exam of certification.

      A new lesson i learnt in my current work place -

      There is one guy by name Rahul Sahadevan he is passed out of Indian Institute of Technology and IISc,Bangalore who is one of the pillar for the company to go ahead.

      Believe me he has coded in C for years together but still relies on perl for optimizing most of his task.

      He has written a script which when he executes results in his build request getting the highest priority from the server amidst the people who are already in queue.

      I did go to him and asked him to join

      his reply ...'no time'.

      initially i was dissapointed but later found that he really didnt have time.

      The lesson i learnt .. Saints/Gods are everywhere and this is an excellent monastery where Saints/Gods share their wisdom to younger ones like me and you.

      Out of the blue if you show a certificate which has "xyz is a skilled one in perl" people may doubt you , Murugu recently got placed in Oracle for his perl skills and i dont think he produced a certificate for his perl skills , his certificate of perl skills is his offer letter.

      You must have seen words/boardings like "Be consistent".. and so on in this monastery when you wander here and there , learn from it.

      Pls do not think i am trying to make a negative point on your post ..I was naive when I came here and learnt things in a hard way..I am now sure not to repeat the same mistakes atleast if not i make new ones.

      I would also share one more interesting thing/quote i came across from one of my mentor..

      " A monk is one who practises daily even after becoming a monk , the day he stops he is no more a monk"



      UPDATE : I MADE A BIG MISTAKE OF OVERLOOKING THE root POST and a new lesson learnt again ...losing XP :-D , i apologize , yet again.

      I request janta to look at the good points(if exists) in this post which may not be relevant to the topic of discussion.

        why can't you look the discussion into broader way?. I'm talking about in terms of buisness perspective which intend to use our Offering Plate section.Of course it's an added advantage for us,which is i mentioned earlier.It'll ensure that you offer service to the people.
Re: Certification programme in perl monks?
by davorg (Chancellor) on Nov 28, 2005 at 09:45 UTC

    You'll find that Perl certification is always a contentious issue :)


    "The first rule of Perl club is you do not talk about Perl club."
    -- Chip Salzenberg

Re: Certification programme in perl monks?
by Perl Mouse (Chaplain) on Nov 28, 2005 at 11:19 UTC
    Mark Jason Dominus used to send anyone a Perl certificate (with any title the user wished for) in exchange for a few dollars. I'm not sure whether he still does that.
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