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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Certification
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:28:20 GMT
Depending on where in the world you are, keep an eye / ear out for Data Stax training


Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer

On 15/08/2011, at 5:56 PM, Joe Stein wrote:

> Certification is good when a community gets to the point that proverbial management cannot
easily discern between posers and those that know what they are talking about.  I hope one
day Cassandra and it's community grows to that point but as of now there is enough transparency
in my opinion.
> I would no more get a Cassandra certification than I would get one from Cloudera for
Hadoop (no offense) nor even a CISSP (which I could do also).
> I would rather see a certification in "scalable distributed computing solutions" paramount
to what the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) has done with security.  Cassandra is the answer
in a lot of situations, but not always the answer.  It is probably one of the best tools in
your toolbox.  
> As the saying goes => a man with a hammer every problem is a nail, DON'T BE THAT GUY.
> My .02121513E9 cents
> /*
> Joe Stein
> Chief Architect @medialets
> Twitter: @allthingshadoop
> */
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:23 AM, samal <> wrote:
> Does it really make sense?
> If yes, I think Apache Cassandra Project (ASF) should offer Open Certification. Other
entity can offer courses, training materials.  

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