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PostgreSQL certifications?

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CSN
Just curious - are there any PostgreSQL
certifications, or plans for them? I ask because I
just became aware of two for mysql:

http://vue.com/mysql/
http://www.mysql.com/certification/

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co*******************@yahoo.com (CSN) writes:
Just curious - are there any PostgreSQL
certifications, or plans for them? I ask because I
just became aware of two for mysql:

http://vue.com/mysql/
http://www.mysql.com/certification/


A while back, PostgreSQL Inc had some involvement with building
something of a "skills evaluation" test.

But it isn't totally evident how this is _Truly Useful_.

Certification historically has three characteristics that considered
valuable:

1. They provide a way of extracting money from would-be advocates.

Which is obviously beneficial for MySQL AB.

2. After someone has spent $400 on a MySQL certification, they'll
doubtless be a fan of getting some kind of value out of it.

3. In the Oracle market, if you have a certification, it may prove
easier to get a job, because employers go out looking for OCP
certifications.

Until there is a job market that's active enough that you can see
dozens of PG jobs listed that need to be filled, I can't see a
certification being of vast practical value.
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Nov 12 '05 #2

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CSN wrote:
Just curious - are there any PostgreSQL
certifications, or plans for them? I ask because I
just became aware of two for mysql:


No, we have talked about certification but felt it was better for
individual companies to offer their own certifications.

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