[Owasp-cert] Deadlines for August

Matthew Chalmers matthew.chalmers at owasp.org
Wed Jul 30 23:59:21 EDT 2008

I thought Turnitin.com was not free...?


On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:38 PM, Gary Palmer <gary at getmymail.org> wrote:

>  My wife (who is a university professor) and I teach on the side, my real
> job is with Science Application International Corp or SAIC, (there I said
> it, but I speak for me and not them).  To avoid plagiarism on papers we use
> turnitin.com.  They do a good job of checking the papers and tracking the
> submissions.  If we used that, it would be easy for us and create a good
> level of diligence against plagiarism.
> Cheers,
> Gary
>  ------------------------------
>  *From:* owasp-cert-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:
> owasp-cert-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *Matthew Chalmers
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:50 AM
> *To:* owasp-cert at lists.owasp.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Owasp-cert] Deadlines for August
>   Well put, Gary.
> <...>
> On point #3 I too am for the idea of some kind of long essay, thesis,
> research/white paper, etc. at an expert level of certification which is
> reviewed by a 'board'. There should be some more objective points that must
> be included in the work, but the way in which it's included and the
> intellectual content of the work will have to be at least somewhat
> subjectively scored. If by an odd-numbered panel, the majority can rule on
> pass/fail. Perhaps failing work should be published just like passing work
> so that potential candidates can see what kind of work will not pass. The
> one problem I saw with the SANS paper requirement was that it had/has a
> multi-month timeframe--it would be difficult to prove beyond a doubt that
> the exam candidate did the work alone, without others' help. Subtle
> plagiarism may also be difficult to ascertain.
> <...>
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