Preventing Cheating on Certification Exams
Unfortunately, its a given fact that some aspiring IT professionals will resort to underhanded, unlawful means to receive certification credentials especially in todays cutthroat job market. As a result, legitimate certification holders and employers are substantially disadvantaged.
However, a leading software company has adopted a proactive stance to curb cheating on certification exams.
As stakeholders in a large program, we have a big interest in [preventing cheating] in order to protect our credentials, said Paul Sorensen, director of global certification programs at Oracle.
Though most cases of cheating are intentional, there are some candidates awaiting certification who cheat inadvertently.
Some people dont understand theyre cheating sometimes, and I dont think some people understand theyre facilitating cheating, Sorensen said. A good example of this is when people [innocently ask], Hey, whats on the test? You took it.
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