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Question on Classes or Courses

by crawfordr (Acolyte)
on Jan 30, 2008 at 14:03 UTC ( #665127=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

crawfordr has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Good Morning Everyone, I work for a telephone/cable tv/wireless telecommunications company.I have been coding in Perl for about 4 years now. Basically I code scripts that connect to the ip addresses of servers manage our switching devices. The scripts allow us to provisioning/set up telephone or cable options for our customers based on their service request without human intervention. Most of the scripts have been coded very similar. I have not had the need to expand my knowledge of PERL from that. I would like to learn more about Perl attending a training course of some kind. Can anyone suggest a class or course that is in a class environment tat I could attend? Also is there some type of PERL certification that you can get by completing several classes or courses.

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Re: Question on Classes or Courses
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jan 30, 2008 at 14:18 UTC
    Where should that course be? If I recall correctly organized some courses the other day, but that doesn't help you if you aren't in the UK ;-).

    BTW there is no PERL unless you use Inline::PERL, the interpreter is named perl (all lower case), the language Perl (just the first letter upper case).

Re: Question on Classes or Courses
by cdarke (Prior) on Jan 30, 2008 at 17:28 UTC
    Perlmonks is an international site, and we can't guess which country you are in, or which you can travel to. I work as a Perl instructor for a training company, as do many other monks, but it would be a sin to advertise here. Tried Google?

    Perl certification is a sore point - most of the community does not want it. Perl is a vast subject and possibly pointless to learn more than you need to get your job done. Opinions vary.
      You really do not want to go down the certification road. That invites corporate sponsorship. As Larry Wall said somewhere, and I'm probably about to butcher the quote, if the program does the job, then it's correct. Make that your professional validation.
Re: Question on Classes or Courses
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:23 UTC
Re: Question on Classes or Courses
by naikonta (Curate) on Jan 30, 2008 at 19:37 UTC
    Check Perl Training Directory

    Open source softwares? Share and enjoy. Make profit from them if you can. Yet, share and enjoy!

Re: Question on Classes or Courses
by Gavin (Bishop) on Jan 30, 2008 at 20:26 UTC
    My own limited experience of Perl courses through a University led me to Perl Monks. I came here looking for answers to questions that I wasnít getting there, (and I got them in abundance). The quality of tutorials and the all round knowledge that you will find here are second to none.
    I think that if you stick around here long enough you won't need a structured course, as you'll have a far better / larger resource of knowledge.
    Stay and learn, ask questions, browse the various sections, a far better way of learning, tailored to suit your own requirements.
    Iím sure you wonít be disappointed.

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