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  • I don't really know the true value of certification, but I would like extra bits of paper, because of the sad fact that it often impresses clue-less management.

    There is value in a fair and recognised certification programme, however I accept that they often become bureaucratic, expensive and out of touch with reality. Also pieces of papers often become a substitute for good recruiting practice.

    If only we lived in an ideal world...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • MJD [] has pieces of paper [] available at a reasonable price :-)
      • Actually, MJD makes some very good points about Perl Certification. We certainly want people who are in the know actually making the certifications, right?

        I would suggest that if some organization seriously starts producing or threatening to produce Perl Certification, that The Perl Foundation or some other equivalent body get in the business immediately. Heck, it could be a money making business for TPF. Better them than somebody else, no?

        • I think that it would call into question TPF's non-profit mandate. There are some sticky legal issues there. I explored those with Perl Mongers and ultimately abandoned them because it something that would provide little benefit with lots of effort.

          Remember, TPF is not set up to be a full time effort by a bunch of people answering phone queries from human resources people.

          I see a lot of people volunteering TPF to do a lot of things, but I do not see TPF volunteering to do anything. It is the same way wi
          • I agree with this.

            I was concerned that, without the proper people behind it, the wrong people would be involved, but really, if it's not worth doing, and I agree that it's not, then it's not worth doing well.