The Real World: Advantages of Practical Knowledge
Shortly after the dawn of the IT certification era, these new methods of assessing technology skills were dogged by charges of insufficient reliability and security. With regards to the former, critics maintained that anyone could get a certification if they were good at taking tests and had the right study materials, regardless of their actual technical expertise. As for the second line of reasoning, it was held that the exam environments were too easily infiltrated for dastardly purposes, and that brain dumps Web sites that post the questions and answers to exams made it easy for no-nothing candidates to pass.
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