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Re: About PostgreSQL certification

From: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>
To: iannsp(at)gmail(dot)com
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Subject: Re: About PostgreSQL certification
Date: 2007-02-02 01:54:00
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Iannsp wrote:
> Hello,
> I did like to know what you think about the postgresql certifications 
> provided for
> PostgreSQL CE
> CertFirst
> My question is about the validate of this certification for the clients.
> Make difference to be certified?
IMHO, the SRA certification has been around for awhile, and I believe it 
has some credibility in Japan...While I'm not sure what its credibility 
is like here in the US - the fact that it has credibility in Japan is a 
big plus .

The CertFirst certification (, seems to be administered 
online (as opposed to SRA's which is at a PearsonVUE test center) - 
which basically means that it's open book, open note, call your friend, 
copy the questions, etc.  It also seems that CertFirst runs the 
certification themselves under what appears to be a shell company called 
"examsonline".  It looks to be more of a marketing ploy than anything 

Based on the fact that they are a provider of training under the WIA act 
in IL, I'd suspect that they need a certification so that they can sell 
their programs to the unemployed folks that are getting free training on 
the gov'ts dime.
> thanks for advanced.
> Ivo Nascimento.
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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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