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The Real World: Advantages of Practical Knowledge

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. tripwire45
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    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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    1. Boycie
      Interesting read Trip. I wonder if it will turn full circle, wherby people will find it almost impossible to pass!

    2. zimbo
      whats stopping MS lets say from putting you infront of a server lets say and give you a sheet of tasks for example:

      install the DNS Service and configure a forward and reverse lookup zone
      then configure a secondary server etc
      create an OU and link a GPO to it

      and like Red hat does for their program give you your result within 3 working days.

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