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Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2003-10-25 03:49:48
Message-ID: 200310250349.h9P3nmF23151@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> > What _would_ be valuable would be for there to be some form of
> > "professional development."  The valuable (and expensive) form of that
> > would be to catch one or another of the "Open Source" conferences with
> > a PostgreSQL track, such as the Portland thing last summer.
> 
> Well, the valuable thing about the certification is not the certification 
> itself but the certification *course*.  Currently, I get asked questions 
> about PostgreSQL training and PostgreSQL certifications a *lot*;  I just got 
> back from PHPCon, for example, and 4 people there asked me about professional 
> training.
> 
> So what we need are professional training courses that provide some basic 
> level of PostgreSQL competency.  If we have those training courses, then the 
> certificate becomes "icing on the cake"; it lets the bean-counters justify 
> the cost for existing employees, and trainees beef up there resume'.

I did the training in Atlanta and we only had a few people for the
course.  If there are tons of people who want training, they aren't
coming to my course.  :-(

However, I will try to keep offering it every 6 months just so we can
say we have a full-week training course.

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