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   Re: [xml-dev] IBM's idea off an XML expert

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VisualBasic@Home.nl (Gerben Rampaart) writes:
>A search on Google points out that the biggest certification available
>at this moment for XML is the one from IBM, (more information here:
>http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/adcdxmlrt.shtml). Though I am
>curious .... what do the XML experts on the XML-Dev list think of this
>certification? Do some of you have it? What is the level? Is it worth
>the effort and does it actually show that you are an XML expert? 

I still don't count myself an XML expert after five years in this
treacherous muck, and I certainly wouldn't count anyone who had taken,
even passed, a test offered by IBM as an expert.

I have my own set of questions for determining how well people know
markup, but they're certainly not so formal as a test.  A conversation
is a much better forum for learning what people know.

I have no patience for certifications and suspect that IBM (like
Microsoft, Novell, and Sun before them) do the profession a disservice
by offering such labels for a price and a test.  The last time I looked
at the questions, it seemed like an odd mix of obvious stuff and
minutiae, and reality tends to lurk someplace in the middle.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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