Cheating Part 2: Cheating Hurts The Cheater
By Harold Green on Nov 06, 2008
The primary goal in becoming certified is to increase one’s credibility (with employer and peers) by increasing his or her knowledge and skills. When someone cheats, they undermine the learning process, which leads to a decrease in their credibility - the exact opposite of their goal! Cheating eventually catches up to them and the damage to their reputation can haunt them for years.
I’m sure that you all know someone who under-performed because they cut corners (like cheating). Cheaters don’t fool people for long.
Do you know someone who you suspect cheated to get certified? How did you know? How did you feel about that person? Would you recommend them to a future employer?
Director, Oracle Certification
- On The Web: Oracle Fraudulent Activity Policy
- On The Web: Oracle Certification Candidate Agreement
- Email: Oracle Certification Program Fraud Email Alias
[UPDATE January 8, 2009: survey period ended, URL removed]