Tectonic: The Real Value of Certification
Jan 27, 2005, 18:15 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan McKinnon)
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"This is a hot topic, and like religion and sport there seems to
be as many opinions as there are people.
"But we can all agree on the real purpose of certification. It
is a way to measure something--competence. It turns out that this
is very very hard to do properly. Firstly because competence is an
ability, not an object, so you have to measure the end result
instead of the thing itself. And secondly because of the human
factor and all the variables involved..."