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Is it possible to verify (preferably without confrontation) that someone does indeed hold a certain certificate? (Especially Microsoft and Cisco)

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closed as off topic by Jason Berg, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams, Zoredache, user48838, EEAA Aug 7 '11 at 2:01

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Ask him for the certificate number. Almost all certifications provide a unique ID that can be looked up. For example visit: verify.CompTIA.org and punch in the code T6QMVD8JMCR4YB4M to see my Security+ details. –  Zoredache Aug 7 '11 at 1:54
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If you're not his boss, it's none of your business. –  womble Aug 7 '11 at 4:06
    
@womble agreed, but sometimes there is a difference between actual situations and the questions asked in an online forum –  Brandon Aug 7 '11 at 13:52
    
In other "online forums" perhaps, not this one. From the FAQ: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" (emphasis added). We don't do "hypotheticals" here. –  womble Aug 7 '11 at 17:48
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In both case you'll need information from the coworker to plug into the forms which is going to make a confrontation hard to avoid.

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