Ubuntu Engineer certification

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 11 15:01:07 UTC 2005

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 16:18:12 +0200, Adi Attar wrote:
> I don't suppose you have any idea how the likes of RedHat and Cisco have
> dealt with their certification(s) containing the word "engineer", do
> you?

I don't find the word 'engineer' on Cisco's certifications page[0].  They
use the word 'Specialist' there.

As for RedHat[1], hopefully they are getting ready to be sued.  :)
I see that they are willing to certify not only that one is an "Engineer",
but that one is an "Architect".  'Architect' is another designation that
is legally protected in Canada[2][3]; however, I haven't heard that the
architects' associations are up in arms, as the engineering associations
are, perhaps because no one would ever confuse a RedHat Certified
Architect with a real architect.

I don't have any inside information but I am guessing that the OIQ
chose to sue Microsoft in order to set an example and create a strong
precedent that will lend credibility to future nastygrams.


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