unethical spam to get certifications without studying

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by Jim Kennedy, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Jim Kennedy

    Jim Kennedy Guest

    I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid certs
    for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the exam
    and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
    someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
    view this whole thing as unethical.

    I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know anyone
    in those organizations that I can contact with this information? (Of course,
    after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco Engineer,
    Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if they
    take Visa...)


    --
    Jim Kennedy

    It is unnecessary to repeat the same old mistake when you can make so many
    interesting new ones. - Bertrand Russell
    Jim Kennedy, Jan 24, 2004
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    Ray Higdon Guest

    And I'm sure you could trust them with your Visa info.

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    Ray Higdon MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA
    ---
    "Jim Kennedy" <> wrote in message
    news:CnxQb.114149$nt4.442681@attbi_s51...
    > I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid

    certs
    > for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the exam
    > and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
    > someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
    > view this whole thing as unethical.
    >
    > I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know

    anyone
    > in those organizations that I can contact with this information? (Of

    course,
    > after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco

    Engineer,
    > Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if they
    > take Visa...)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jim Kennedy
    >
    > It is unnecessary to repeat the same old mistake when you can make so many
    > interesting new ones. - Bertrand Russell
    >
    >
    Ray Higdon, Jan 24, 2004
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  3. Jim Kennedy

    Jim Kennedy Guest

    "Ray Higdon" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > And I'm sure you could trust them with your Visa info.
    >
    > --
    > Ray Higdon MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA
    > ---

    Oh, I'm sure they would use it! Chaching!
    Jim


    > "Jim Kennedy" <> wrote in message
    > news:CnxQb.114149$nt4.442681@attbi_s51...
    > > I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid

    > certs
    > > for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the

    exam
    > > and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
    > > someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
    > > view this whole thing as unethical.
    > >
    > > I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know

    > anyone
    > > in those organizations that I can contact with this information? (Of

    > course,
    > > after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco

    > Engineer,
    > > Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if

    they
    > > take Visa...)
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jim Kennedy
    > >
    > > It is unnecessary to repeat the same old mistake when you can make so

    many
    > > interesting new ones. - Bertrand Russell
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Jim Kennedy, Jan 24, 2004
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    Bernie Guest

    On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:50:43 GMT, "Jim Kennedy"
    <> wrote:

    >I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid certs
    >for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the exam
    >and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
    >someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
    >view this whole thing as unethical.


    I doubt if you paid it that you would ever see the certification. It
    sounds more like a good 'ol fashioned scam than a ethical problem.
    Scams originating from foreign soil are proliferating because they are
    so difficult to prevent or prosecute.

    >I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know anyone
    >in those organizations that I can contact with this information?


    Probably the FBI. If it is a scam like I suspect, that is who you
    need to contact. If they are actually delivering certifications, then
    you should contact the respective vendors.

    >(Of course,
    >after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco Engineer,
    >Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if they
    >take Visa...)



    --Bernie
    Bernie, Jan 24, 2004
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