Cheating Part 5: "Cheating Hurts the Oracle Certification Program"
By Harold Green on Dec 15, 2008
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?
Director, Oracle Certification
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- 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]