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leob • Edited on

Spot on, yes this is a fine example of some narrow minded elitist thinking, probably with the idea to keep "outsiders" out of "our" industry, and to protect the privileges of the 'incumbents' lol. Yes let's raise the barriers by subjecting all newcomers to some arbitrary and useless algorithm tests, artificial gatekeeping with a nice hidden agenda if you ask me, terrible idea if I ever heard one.

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The Sharp Ninja

No, it only keeps out people incapable of passing the test, which there should be no controversy about.

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leob

And who's going to decide what will be in that test? And you're seriously thinking that you can come up with one standard test that makes sense for people doing vastly different work, all of which we conveniently lump together under "software engineering" or "development" or whatever you want to call it? The industry is just too broad, this could work for specific segments but in no way indiscriminately across the board.

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The Sharp Ninja

I belive that various industries would be responsible for providing questions and answers relevant to their industry. I think Universities or other experts can be hired to create the core test. When you take the test, you pick the industries you want to be certified in and when you get licensed those industries are listed on your license.

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leob

Yeah nice, let's all create a boatload of unnecessary bureaucracy and busywork to solve, well, what exactly? An imaginary problem ... I'm glad you're not in charge of running the government or a major company