[consulting] Drupal Certification

Ayen Designs info at ayendesigns.com
Fri Aug 7 15:30:20 UTC 2009

I suppose there would be priceless marketing value to the brand, in 
terms of visibility, perceived additional legitimacy, etc., but at the 
end of the day, of what value wouldn't it still be buyer beware? I still 
think the best certification is the (verified) resume. I can find a 
brigade of 'military experts' who have done a lot of reading and played 
Risk and a lot of video games, but I wouldn't want them fighting my war. 
Someone with good, solid development experience can look up the answers 
to a certification exam if they need to while on a project, but someone 
who knows the api forwards and backwards but never developed anything 
substantial, what are they going to do?

Cary Gordon wrote:

> I think that running a certification program would be counter to the 
> mission of the Drupal Association. On the other hand, I think that the 
> DA and the Drupal community in general would be happy to see 
> such a program or programs established.
> Cary Gordon
> Drupal Association Board Member

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