[Owasp-cert] A moment of truth

Matthew Chalmers matthew.chalmers at owasp.org
Sat Jul 26 14:58:24 EDT 2008

I don't think anyone in the list thinks there is a perfect cert process, or
that ours should/could be; rather, at least a few of us think we should aim
higher than the status quo.


On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 8:49 AM, <james at architectbook.com> wrote:

> How long will it take for us to realize that there is no such thing as a
> perfect certification process? Sme folks are going to become certified that
> probably shouldn't have been and some folk are going to abuse the
> certification process and even some organizations will not understand the
> limits of certification.
> Likewise, some folk will use certification to learn new skills, others will
> use it to communicate their real-world experience effectively and thereby
> gain employment commensurate to their actual ability, and even some
> employers may get their acts together and start understanding the importance
> of application security.
> The potential benefits of certification in even multiple choice format can
> outweigh the costs...
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