[consulting] Drupal Certification
jeff at ayendesigns.com
Tue Aug 11 23:05:25 UTC 2009
Well, again, certification exams, including nursing, prove that you know
what you need to know. It doesn't prove that you're any good at putting
it to use. Having a nurse's certification means that you have the
minimal knowledge they feel is necessary. It doesn't mean you'll perform
well in an ER. Hiring a nurse who does NOT have the minimal knowledge
would certainly be foolhardy, probably cost you your insurance, and
besides, I don't think you can get licensed as a nurse without the
degree or certification.
So with development, even though I give a nod to the fact that sooner or
later there will be Drupal certification, I again question the value.
You can assure a minimal amount of knowledge. Unlike being in the middle
of a nursing day, a developer could easily look up the information, if
ever needed, from the exam.
I guess I'm saying that the difference between a low score and a high
score on a certification exam for a software person is academic, and
really doesn't speak to whether they can deal with clients, their specs,
digesting their business need, or turning out a function let alone an
app or site.
Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Anyone who is interested in such models is strongly advised to visit the
> National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA), to which the ANA
> and scores of other publicly-trusted certifying bodies belong , mainly
> in the medical and scientific fields. (It was a source of personal pride
> that LPI was the only IT certification to have ever passed NOCA's
> stringent NCCA criteria for certification bodies)
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