Monday, July 28, 2008

Certification Demand and Quality : Gustavo Duarte

Excerpt : "My conclusion is that certifications based solely on multiple-choice tests are at best misguided and at worst vulgar scams. I don't see how they could be fixed either. There is a fundamental disconnect between filling in the right blank and getting technology work done. For programming certifications the multiple-choice format is ludicrous. Hence these silly tests will remain a marketing and money-making scheme fueled by naive employers, who put faith in vacuous credentials, and the professionals who play along for supposed career benefits. Or maybe they're fueled by the naive customers of the employers."