Mo 14.09.2009 11:48
Dear Mr. Körtgen,
This is, unfortunately, one of the dangers of allowing candidates to post their logos electronically. They can be stolen. However, we have tried to balance the risk of having logos posted electronically with the benefit that it provides to our candidates. One reassuring fact is that it takes more than a stolen logo graphic to make a candidate certified. If a candidate does not have the training or experience, this will quickly come out in an interview and will certainly be discovered during the due diligence of verifying certification. We encourage hiring companies to request the ID card that is provided to OCPs and OCMs and to also have the candidate request that Oracle verify the certification for the hiring manager.
An unscrupulous person can claim certification without having a logo on his or her resume. They still will be found out during certification verification.
All that said, there are 3rd party tools that can deter this activity to a certain extent. A quick google search will help to produce results that will assist you.
Additionally, later this month we are releasing a new tool for certified individuals that will show their certification and exam history, provide the logo graphics and provide a self-service tool to verify certification to 3rd parties (like hiring managers). This will streamline certification verification and hopefully encourage more companies to demand official verification of certification.
We hope this helps to alleviate some of your fears. We are very committed to protecting the validity of your certification and we always appreciate any feedback or suggestions from the field.