This is a comment we hear often when we (ISDA) are asked about our certification. Our answer is simple – No offense, but the ISDA Certification IS NOT FOR SALE
What that comment points out is the mentality in the industry – go to a training program and come out certified – the thought pattern is that with my tuition I purchased a certification. We (ISDA) cannot comprehend how anyone, with little or no experience can expect to attend a three, seven whatever day training program and feel they are ready for employment never mind certified.
The real world view is, that a certification must be EARNED through a test of knowledge and skill coupled with extensive experience.
ISDA’s definition of certification
ISDA Certification Standards – Derivation of ISDA Methodology