AW: LPI-DE stops working
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Tue Jul 30 15:17:20 EDT 2002
On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 10:32, MPW wrote:
> Hallo together!!!
> I don't unterstand the whole problem with the german translation. I think
> nobody needs it. Everyone who needs a IT-Certification (not only a Linux
> Cert), should be able to unterstand the tests (the english in the most tests
> isn't really so difficult, that you need native speaker near skills, or so
> on). If not I think he should take a look for another job, there are so many
> docs, sites and books only available in english, so that you haven't any
> change to work in these business without english. I think it would be more
> important for the LPI comunity to spend our time in preparing Level 3
> Certification, than in this useless discussion. And all people who need the
> Cert just for their privat fun and self affirmation, I think they are no
> reason for the need of a translation.
> I hope this arguments will help one or another of our friends.
> Thank you all
> Michael P. Wurst
I couldn't disagree more. I don't think that being fluent in English
should be a requirement for doing well in the computer field. If we
carry your logic a bit further, we should all program in the same
language (C, Perl, whatever). We should all use the same operating
system (Windows, of course).
Moving away from the computer field, I hope you don't think that all
people on the planet should speak English, watch English-language
programming on television, set your clocks to New York time, and
allow George Bush to run your country. :-)
I think that language is just as important an issue as more
technical Linux certifications. Linux certifications don't exist
to benefit technical people. They exist to benefit management who
don't know enough technical detail to know when their employees are
capable of doing the job. I think that managers would be very
concerned about their employees failing a certification test
because of language issues or cultural bias.
an American Anglophone
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