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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Training and Certification
- From: "Jason Kohls" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 14:35:08 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XML Training and Certification
> So my HR Manager can make a tick-mark on Form No. 37, under the
> heading, "Has sufficient knowledge/recognition in ________
> technology", and I can proceed to the next salary range.
That was a joke, I'm afraid.
I'm just curious to know what's the buzz around XML certifications are,
whos providing/using them, what employers think, what the XML "gurus"
think etc. I'm under the impression that they aren't really valued?
Thanks for that article, Simon.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liam Quin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 2:24 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Training and Certification
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 02:09:06PM -0500, Jason Kohls wrote:
> > So my HR Manager can make a tick-mark on Form No. 37, under the
> > heading, "Has sufficient knowledge/recognition in ________
> > technology", and I can proceed to the next salary range.
> I find it odd that your company needs to ask other
> (certifying) organizations whether their staff have the
> skills that your company needs, e.g. in order to stop using
> those skills and manage others :-)
> Kafka would be proud!
> W3C can't endorse any particular training or certification
> course, and since all that matters is you have one, I'd say
> choose the cheapest you can find. Heck, tell me when people
> should use attributes and when elements, and whether Unicode
> Normalization should be applied before or after entity
> expansion, and I'll send you a certification for only $5,000 :-) :-)
> But if you have a specific project, and particular things you
> need to know about, I'd say spend a day emailing XML training
> offices, and then maybe post a more specific question about
> them here if you need to.
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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