Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
sorry, was unclear. robert proposed a meta-certification body which then gave the tests out to certifiers (netthink, iterative etc). this seems to me to be far too complicated and fragmented. There are three main roles to this as I see it, and it's not obvious to me that they should all be

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be the PHB's attitude, I've seen this often. Yes, you

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:56 29/03/2001 +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be"

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread alex
you hit the nail on the head. I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. £300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be the PHB's attitude,

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
"Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Chris Devers
At 12:20 PM 29.3.2001 +0100, Simon Wilcox wrote: If we can get the 'professional' stamp by sticking names like O'Reilly (Or Microsoft - why not?) on the certificates, and then charge less, I think that would be better. But if not, then I agree a charge (maybe more 50 than 300?!) can have a

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Chris Devers
At 10:16 AM 29.3.2001 -0500, I wrote: We don't really get involved in the certification game, but rather provide software that allows companies doing such certifications to assess candidates. (Likewise, we provide software to temp agencies for similar but non-cert-related reasons.) Oops,

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Dean Wilson
I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be the PHB's attitude, I've seen this often. The important

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Dean Wilson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be the PHB's