Re: Certification

From: Michael Meskes
Subject: Re: Certification
Date: ,
Msg-id: 1764014.So8ImKFpZ9@feivel
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   Re: [MASSMAIL]Re: Certification  (Michael Meskes, )
 Re: Certification  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: [MASSMAIL]Re: Certification  ("Gilberto Castillo", )
  Re: Certification  (PostgreSQL - Hans-Jürgen Schönig<>, )

> This is not always the case.  The certifications that are really worth
> something- RedHat's RHCE and I believe some Cisco certs- do not base
> their certification on correct answers to questions.
>
> Here's what I've heard about RedHat.  When you go to take the RHCE
> exam, they sit you in front of a computer with a real OS install.
> Then they tell you, "Something is broken with this system; also,
> Services A, B, and C need to be installed and configured properly.
> You need to fix all of the problems and install the services.  You
> have 3 hours and you can use any resource at your disposal except for
> Internet.  GO!"  This type of exam is difficult or impossible to do a
> brain-dump for.  They make the issues so complex that you really have
> to know your stuff *and be able to think and use that information* in
> order to pass.
>
> I think a Postgres certification should be like that- action based
> rather than recall based.

Which is exactly what we're talking about here.

Michael
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