Cheating Part 5: "Cheating Hurts the Oracle Certification Program"

The effort and cost that goes into building and launching a single exam is tremendous. Building a certification involves many resources, including subject matter experts, exam project managers, psychometricians, beta testers, marketing/launch coordinators, customer service reps, and vendors. All of these people take great pride in their work and Oracle puts every effort into making sure that each exam is a good measurement of the knowledge and skills associated with the intended level and job role. Cheaters cheapen the value of the associated credential and undermine the efforts of the people who worked so hard to build the exam. In other words, cheating is a direct “slap-in-the face” to the Oracle Certification Program.

Your opinion: Are cheaters conscious to any degree of the individuals who plan, develop and deliver the exams?

Paul Sorensen,
Director, Oracle Certification

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Comments:

Most likely cheaters are not aware of several undisclosed techniques used to identify them on basis of their exam scores. However, there is a grey line between identifying a true and genuine candidate with exception skills and brilliance and a cheater who has managed to memorize the question (bank) dumpster. Candidates should be asked to sign a code of ethics before taking an exam to reinforce the uniform code they should abide by.

Posted by OCP Advisor on December 15, 2008 at 12:03 PM PST #

why is it that braindump is considered cheating ? It has 300 odd questions in each braindump (and probably there will be multiple sites having different braindumps) and all are adding to knowledge and value when a person reads those? And like you have mentioned "there is a grey line between identifying a true and genuine candidate with exception skills and brilliance and a cheater who has managed to memorize the question (bank) dumpster." Also the candidate is completely unaware of what questions are going to come ?

Posted by latittude on January 04, 2009 at 11:49 AM PST #

I'm kind of frustrated with the recent Oracle Certification exams. There are so many ways of getting the entire exam and I mean, THE VERY SAME QUESTIONS from the real Oracle exams. They are all over the web waiting for anyone who can memorize a bunch answers and then become a OCP (11g also) in one month, easy like that. I know people who barely know the administration concepts and with no experience at all are getting their OCP's. This is so unfair to those who really study and make the difference. Oracle needs news strategies to asses its professionals!!

Posted by Luiz Noronha on January 13, 2010 at 07:00 PM PST #

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