Is certification a good tool to measure a person's skills? Cay Horstmann's post starts of by discussing the case of computer science programs, the prevalence and easy access to answers in search engines and how certification can play a role in gaging a person's dexterity on a topic. In a second post, Felipe Gaucho's discusses how Sun recently annonuced -- at JavaOne -- that its certification memory tests will be replaced by real coding certification. Read Cay Horstmann's post 'My Department is Slashdotted': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/cayhorstmann/archive/2009/06/my_department_i.html Read Felipe Gaucho's post 'SUN Certification Model getting much better': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/felipegaucho/archive/2009/06/sun_certificati.html