Certification Caveats

There’s lots of organizations and company’s that offer "certification"–either on their own products/processes or someone else’s.  They’ll all try to tell you the virtues of their certification.  But, despite their claims, certification isn’t a panacea.  Let’s look at some caveats of certification. The biggest area I’ve seen is what "certification" means.  "Certified" as what, or able to do what?  Really, certification only certifies that the person can and has taken an exam.  Let’s look at software development for a moment.  I’m never going to hire someone whose sole purpose will be to take that exam.  There’s the possibility that they … Continue reading Certification Caveats