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RUP Certification

 
archana Desai
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Hi -
I have been looking for some information on RUP certification online.
The only thing I found was the training leading to certification provided online by IBM/Rational.
Can someone confirm that its the only certification for RUP available.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Archana Prabhudesai, PMP
 
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Hello Archana and welcome to the 'ranch!

I'd like to ask you to edit your display name to include your last name as well so that it would comply with our naming policy.

Thanks.
 
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I can't really confirm whether IBM/Rational is the only certification provider for RUP, but the lack of hits from Google would imply that that's the case.
 
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Since RUP stands for Rational Unified Process and IBM overtook the company a while back, it would make sense that IBM would be the only provider for such an exam...
 
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
Since RUP stands for Rational Unified Process and IBM overtook the company a while back, it would make sense that IBM would be the only provider for such an exam...

Yes, it would. But there's also a theoretical chance that IBM/Rational has decided to empower their "certified partners" to provide RUP certifications as well...
 
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theoretical chance

You said it all
 
archana Desai
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Thank you all for your responses.
I dont think I phrased my question correctly! - my mistake !!
My question is - do I need to take the course thats listed online at IBM(and in all costs upwards of $3K) to get RUP certified or is there an independent certification process - just like the Sun certifications that I can take.

(And yes - I searched using Google too! - hasnt it become the first stop to find anything/everything! I love Google)
 
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You are in no way required to take those courses.

Keep in mind that the main reasons for which companies are proposing certification exams are usually the following (non exhaustive):
- promote their (open or in-house) technology
- sell related courses
- sell certification vouchers
- sell related products
- ...

There is no problem with all that, just make sure that if you take the course you know why you are doing it. You can also acquire the same knowledge by using the technology on a concrete project in your company. It might be even more viable to do so since this is real-world hands-on practice, not just a passive learning process. Overall, it depends on several factors, namely:
- is your company willing to pay for that
- is it at all interested in that technology
- is it only for your own interest
- is your company already using that technology and requires its employees to gain more expertise in it
- ...
[ June 24, 2004: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
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