Re: Certification

Subject: Re: Certification
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 21:09:41 GMT

>Assuming that no technical writer would ever have to
> take a single class in order to gain certification, but only
> pass an exam which tested minimal competence
>in the field, why is there so much defensiveness on the
>part of so many technical writers with regards to this issue?

Because it's probably impossible to design good test. Instead,
a poorly design certification test would probably just be used
to prove we're not adding value to the company.

Conversely, passing an exam which tested minimal competence
is of minimal value.

David (The Man) Blyth


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