[Chicago-talk] Perl Certiied

Jason Rexilius jason at hostedlabs.com
Thu Apr 5 21:09:45 PDT 2007

damn.. someone beat me to that punch line.. ;-)

On the serious side, regarding perl certification, why are you looking 
for a certification?  What are your goals?

I would agree that, although it sounds harsh and borderline prejudiced, 
good communication skills (i.e. written English here in the US) will 
help in finding a job, more than certifications.

If, however, you are looking to get a job based solely on your technical 
  talent then I would ask yourself "who hires Perl hackers, based solely 
on technical merit?".

The answer will drive you in a better direction than where to get a 
piece of paper.

My gut reply would be find an open source project, contribute heavily, 
and use that as example of your technical achievements.  The people who 
hire Perl hackers for talent are usually smart enough to know that 
certifications are worthless.

zrusilla at mac.com wrote:
> Most of us are certifiable, but not certified.
> On Apr 5, 2007, at 9:18 AM, Craig Petty wrote:
>> Does anyone know where i can take a perl  exam and
>> study for
>> I try to get perl certified.
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