[consulting] Drupal Certification

Ayen Designs info at ayendesigns.com
Fri Aug 7 16:20:45 UTC 2009

I think they might seem to sound the same at the start, but I don't look 
at a Certified Public Account being the same as someone with an 
accounting certificate.  Usually, certification (for a professional job) 
follows any degree work, whether officially or just naturally. A 
'certificate' is typically one step below an Associate degree.

Sam Cohen wrote:

> I think the problem here is with language.
> Certification only means that you have a certificate that say you 
> completed something.  In that sense it's as good as what you completed 
> and if someone goes to the effort of building a course or test that 
> demonstrates knowledge, I don't see what harm there is in them 
> marketing that certificate and people using it to demonstrate they 
> have the skills it takes to complete it. 
> The problem is that "Certification" has an official ring to it -- like 
> it's declared by the government, or the DA or by God -- and that's 
> where it starts to get sticky. 
> I developed an online course for a nonprofit client (using Drupal of 
> Course) and we stayed away from the word "certification" but did offer 
> a "certificate of completion" at the end.  Same thing, but the 
> language matters.
> Sam

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