29848RE: [webanalytics] Re: Pay somone to get Certified in your name - #measure sin or not?
- Dec 11, 2012I teach Google Analytics Certification classes at UCLA Extension and UCI
Only way to truly test someone knowledge about Analytics is to have a close
door exam and verifying the identity of the person from a government
provided picture ID (drivers' license or passport). The Analytics and
AdWords certification exams should be conducted similar to the SAT, GRE,
LSAT etc. exams. These exams should be conducted in a few major cities
(L.A., NY, Chicago etc.) a few times a year. To enter the examination room,
a person should show a valid photo ID (same restriction as for SAT, GRE
exams). The time should be limited to like 4-5 hours with open notes and
Currently Google certification is done online. Anyone who wants to pass the
exam can easily request a friend (who is an expert) to sit right next to
that person for couple of hours and answer all the questions.
Google certification is for people who want to test their own knowledge.
This certificate should not be a part of anyone's resume.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Stephane Hamel
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:09 AM
Subject: [webanalytics] Re: Pay somone to get Certified in your name -
#measure sin or not?
To add to my own point...
Check out the point and counter point to certification, two great posts on
Counter point: http://www.allanalytics.com/author.asp?section_id=1408
--- In email@example.com <mailto:webanalytics%40yahoogroups.com>
, "Stephane Hamel" <shamel67@...> wrote:
>stating the name of this stupid moron. :)
> Here's what I would do: take the offer and then write a very nice article
><mailto:webanalytics%40yahoogroups.com> , "mohitjain01" <mohit@> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> >searching for Freelancer who can take GAIQ exam on his behalf and get him
> > Hi Everyone,
> > Please check out this post on Freelancer.com where a buyer is openly
> >helps us build some credibility in eyes of people who don't know us and
> > The real work is what matters in the end the day but certifications
particularly when new comers use these Certifications as a medium to at
least get shortlisted for the job interviews where they can actually prove
> >it for some unknown benefit but indirectly he is doing a harm to entire
> > The guy who has posted the project on Freelancer.com is definitely doing
#measure community and particularly to the value of the GAIQ test in eyes of
us all and also prospective employers. The blame can be equally distributed
to those people who are ready to help such people.
> >than tools but even today a large number of companies which doesn't have
> > DAA Certification is 'fool proof' and it's more about analysis rather
full time analyst consider the one who knows the tools and then actual
analysis. Do you agree with me? Does these tools certifications really
matter to a Digital Marketer who is taking interview of an analyst to grow
> >said and written on this topic but how do we deal with this? Or do we really
> > What does this community think about it? I know a lot has already been
need to worry about it? Or the Tool Vendors needs to tighten up the
processes so the value of these certifications don't start depreciating?
> >build a rapport in eyes of industry peers and also prospective employers but
> > Well I personally thought that blogging is some sort of a right way to
does Certifications have no value now?
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > Please share your thoughts if you can.
> > Thanks,
> > Mohit
> > www.analytics.ae
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