TW certification, why not a test? Was, RE: Back on the air

Subject: TW certification, why not a test? Was, RE: Back on the air
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: 'Steven Jong' <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>, TECHWR-L Digest <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:12:41 +0000

I do have one more question that I think you may have missed (or to which I missed your answer). Why didn't the STC go with a board or bar exam type test? Might they do so in the future? Would the STC consider a test option for people who have already competed a TW degree or certificate?

Such a test could arguably be just as discriminating as the current scheme, but it would require less time of candidates and cost less (for the STC and, therefore, candidates). The lower cost in terms of time and money would make it more appealing to a greater number of TWs, and that in turn would result in more revenue for the STC.

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Subject: Back on the air

After posting so many replies last week, you may be wondering what happened to me (or thanking your lucky stars I'd stopped 8^) An unprecedented October nor'easter swept through eastern Massachusetts Saturday night, dropping a foot of heavy, wet snow on trees still full of leaves. The resulting damage knocked out the power at work for three days and on my street for five. Now the power is back.

Meanwhile, I see the discussion of certification has moved on to expressions of opinion, to which I may write to agree or disagree with personally, but not speak as Certification Commission chairman. New questions I'll answer. But I see some questions that have already been asked and answered once or even twice coming up again, and I see no reason to take up bandwidth responding again.


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