"Steve Jorgensen" <nospamnospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:ccll0v8og5jvhv9e6eko6cdpg61e0lvqos4ax.com...To the industry.> On Wed, 25 Dec 2002 19:23:41 -0000, "Paul Brewer"
> <paulpaul.brewers.org.uk> wrote:
> >"Don Burleson" <donburleson.cc> wrote in message
> >news:998d28f7.0212250820.5cc2fb6posting.google.c om...> >> >> Greetings,
> >> I have heard a rumor that the Oracle9i OCP SQL exam is unproctored:
> >> "The new exam is un-proctored, meaning that you can take the exam
> >> unsupervised at your own location. If you do not have good internet
> >> access, proctored exams are delivered in a secure testing environment,
> >> at an Oracle University Training Center or Authorized Prometric
> >> Testing Center."
> >> Because there is no guarantee that the person taking the exam is the
> >> same person who registered for the exam, many DBAs feel that this
> >> practice degrades the value of Oracle certification, and makes it even
> >> more worthless than before.
> >> Comments?
> >You can't devalue something which was worthless in the first place.
> Worthless to whom?
Employers worth working for know it's a heap of doo-dah. Employers who think
it means something aren't worth working for.
> I'm someone with extensive background in MS SQL Server. In my case,
> shouldn't Oracle certification show that I've learned the specifics of
> Oracle, and thus be of great value in conjunction with my long
> background in relational databases when I apply for a job using
> Oracle? To me, the Oracle exam as it has stood until now sounded
> worthwhile, and this unproctored thing is bothersome to me as I have
> yet to take the exams and obtain my certification.