[consulting] Drupal Certification
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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.
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