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Re: [Cert] Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>
Cc: cert(at)lists(dot)postgresqlcertification(dot)org, Hans-Juergen Schoenig <postgres(at)cybertec(dot)at>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [Cert] Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2008-02-04 18:14:45
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On Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:46:32 -0500
Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com> wrote:
 
> I disagree, I think that some of those people might have quite a hard 
> time with a certification exam.  Any useful exam would *at least*

My point without trying to start a flamewar was:

To be certified you must pass the test. I don't care if you are Tom
Lane. 

If we show any favoritism we lose credibility and we are not going to
do it.

> 
> Also, isn't this putting the cart before the horse?  I think for a 

Yes it certainly is.
 
> I would think (from this discussion) that perhaps the first goal
> might be to determine the types of certifications to be offered (of
> there is to be more than one) and develop objectives - or at least
> what a "pass" of the exam should be demonstrative of.  I would
> recommend (at least to start) a "PostgreSQL Certified Administrator"
> exam...

Right.

> 
> IMHO, it will be difficult to assess who is qualified to deliver 
> certification training - if at all possible.  All that can be done
> (at most) is to prevent courses from being listed on Postgresql.org
> (and even that might be difficult)...
> 

We will not be able to certify training providers. That isn't the
intent of the project. The projects purpose is to develop the
certification.

As far as the website you know how that works in order to actually
doing something like that we would need actual complaints from actual
users.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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