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FileMaker Certification Verification?

Question asked by eshoshin on Jan 17, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2013 by LyndsayHowarth

I was looking to contract out some development work and when I attempted to verify a candidate's credentials, I was surprised to find this on FM's website relating to certification:

 

"FileMaker will not deny or confirm individual names of FileMaker certified developers. The certificate is your proof of certification. Your employer will be advised of this policy."

 

source: http://www.filemaker.com/support/training/certification/faq.html

 

So, how do you tell the "real" certified developers from the "fake" ones that claim they are certified, since there is no way to verify? Yes, I understand "the certificate is your proof of certification" but doesn't it seem odd that FM is a database company yet they don't keep an accessible database of who is certified? I guess I don't see the harm in FM verifying someone's credentials for FM's own certification... this could be an easy look-up on FM's website.

 

Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. I just found it odd. Anyone have any other insight on this?

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