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Re: About PostgreSQL certification

From: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>, Theo Schlossnagle <jesus(at)omniti(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Iannsp <iannsp(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: About PostgreSQL certification
Date: 2007-02-02 01:44:12
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> To cure the shortage of experienced Postgres folks there is only one
>> solution - err, more experience! So the need is for good training
>> courses (not necessarily certification and all the IMHO nonsense that
>> comes with that), and a willingness on the part of employers to invest
>> in upskilling their staff.
> You know its funny. Command Prompt, OTG-Inc, SRA and Big Nerd Ranch
> *all* offer training.
> Last I checked, OTG had to cancel classes because of lack of demand
> (please verify Chander).
We tried to offer classes in Santa Clara, CA (and may do so again), but 
didn't have sufficient demand to run them.  There were 2 people that had 
expressed interest in that class.  However, I will say that in 2006 that 
was the only class we canceled (keep in mind though, that we run courses 
at our headquarters *regardless* of the number of students enrolled - 
it's our policy to not cancel classes here...) 

On another note, I will say that we're doing well enough to support the 
project through SPI...
> Command Prompt currently only trains corps with 12+ people per class so
> we are a bit different.
> Sinerely,
> Joshua D. Drake

Chander Ganesan
The Open Technology Group
One Copley Parkway, Suite 210
Morrisville, NC  27560
Phone: 877-258-8987/919-463-0999

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