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From: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Certified Engineer program ...
Date: 2012-04-17 04:38:19
Message-ID: 4F8CF3BB.5090703@2ndQuadrant.com (view raw or flat)
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On 04/16/2012 01:01 PM, Ashish Nauriyal wrote:
> Right ! Details are here:
> http://enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/certification/postgresql-associate-certification

I object to the wording of this page.  You are titling this "PostgreSQL 
Certification".  It is not; it is properly described in later parts, as 
"Postgres PlusĀ® Certification".  It's completely reasonable for you to 
offer a certification class to your database variation, which is fully 
branded with its own registered trademark and everything.  If all use of 
"PostgreSQL Certification" on this page were changed to "Postgres PlusĀ® 
Certification", I'd consider this a completely reasonable product offering.

The model where a vendor releasing a piece of software creates an 
official certification program for that software is well accepted in the 
industry.  But there is no vendor controlling the community PostgreSQL 
releases, by design.  That means there's also no vendor to create, 
grade, and certify exam procedures.  As it stands right now, you're 
claiming to offer something--PostgreSQL certification--that does not exist.

-- 
Greg Smith   2ndQuadrant US    greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com   Baltimore, MD
PostgreSQL Training, Services, and 24x7 Support www.2ndQuadrant.com

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