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Re: Engineering Certifications

Tom MacIntyre
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On 02 Jun 2004 22:11:48 GMT, Removed)
(SchroedingerzKat) wrote:

>>> Quick question. Do you mean real engineers, psuedo-engineers (who
>>> arguably do perform *some* engineering tasks but are not certified by
>>> state government as "engineers"), or the completely fake engineers who
>>> make a joke out of the real term "engineer" by attaching it to people
>>> who pass silly Prometric exams?
>>> --Bernie

>>Engineer is a Job Title! Meaning if you have the job as an engineer then you
>>are an engineer! On the other hand you can have an education as an engineer
>>but not have a job as an engineer. In this case I would not consider you as
>>an engineer. Complicated? Could be, but that's life!
>>The original question is too wide to even try to answer.

>He was referring to the professional certification you can get, after you get
>your degree. Not sure if it's really needed except in Civil Engineering.
>It's a protected term in the U.S.
>Perhaps you should specify what certification you are referring to.

How protected is it? How does MS get to use it?

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