Topic: Official certification for Ruby on Rails?
I've been training RoR for about a month now and was wondering that are there any official certifications on RoR? Neither of the big certification houses have anything on RoR (Prometric or Pearson VUE).
I've seen some webcasts and the community seems to want RoR to be driven to the enterprise. It would greatly benefit recruiters to have an official certification track available for RoR, so they would know the 'baseline' knowledge of the person applying for a particular position.
Certifications would also make it easier for specialists in BIG companies like HP, IBM, TCS etc to train RoR on company time. Also, Prometric and Pearson do also hand out a part of the certification fee back to the company or community behind it, so I see that this would be a win-win for the community as well.
Does anyone have more knowledge on RoR certification? Has there been any talk in setting something like this up? For example Sun Microsystems has a stellar Java certification system in place, which the RoR community could 'borrow' ;-) (I'm talking about the multi-level certifications -> SCJA, SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA, more info: http://www.sun.com/training/certificati index.xml)
Here's what I found:
1. Ruby on Rails certification
The big certification houses don't seem to be providing any certification at the moment. Expertrating has a course for 9.95US, but it really doesn't look official or something that would help in job interviews or when asking for a raise.
Expertrating: http://www.expertrating.com/certificati s-test.asp
2. Ruby certification (Ruby Association Certified Ruby Programmer)
It seems there is a Certified Ruby Programmer -certification available.
"The Ruby Association Certified Ruby Programmer examinations are administered by ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, with the authorization of the Ruby Association LLC."
Ruby Association: http://www.ruby-assn.org/certification/ ex.html.en
Well that's it. Thanks for reading this relatively lengthy message. Any thoughts on this?