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Re: [Cert] Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
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Cc: cert(at)lists(dot)postgresqlcertification(dot)org, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Cert] Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2008-02-04 21:15:54
Message-ID: 47A7808A.6010204@cheapcomplexdevices.com (view raw or flat)
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Hans-Juergen Schoenig wrote:
> If we want to make sure that this certificate is worth anything, we have
> to make sure that people who are allowed to issue it are more than just
> "a little postgres".
> otherwise we end up with a nightmare - 50000000000 people will issue
> worthless certificates.
> if every stupid guy wearing a tie is allowed to issue this, it is
> worthless ...

The opposite extreme is bad too.  I've seen companies pick Visual Basic
because it's easier to hire certified VB6 developers than python/C/etc.

FWIW, some Sun database product has about a thousand or two certified
people http://www.mysql.com/certification/candidates.php ; as well
as having expensive books to study for it
http://www.mysql.com/certification/studyguides/

IMHO their certification tests seem to have a reasonable degree of
detail.


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