[consulting] Drupal Certification

Cary Gordon listuser at chillco.com
Fri Aug 7 15:39:17 UTC 2009

I think that certification and buyer beware go hand-in-hand, which is
precisely why the DA should not get involved.

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Ayen Designs <info at ayendesigns.com> wrote:

> 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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Cary Gordon
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