Which vendors' certifications are the most popular for exam cheaters?

My fellow Network World bloggers Certguard's Robert Williams and Taylor Ripley, authors of the Certification Integrity blog

has posted up a list of the top 20 most braindumped certification vendors. Not surprisingly Microsoft and Cisco take up the Nos. 1 and 2 positions. "It is apparent there is a direct correlation between the popularity of an exam or certification track and the number of braindumps available for each certification vendor," write Robert and Taylor. What would be interesting is how much the number of braindump sites available decreases as the vendors work to remove their intellectual property from the Internet. Starting January 2009, Certguard will lay that bare as it begins to provide an annual top 20 to the keep the industry abreast of the progress each vendor is making, write Robert and Taylor.

Cisco this year began requiring test candidates to provide digital photos and signatures during the test admission process to help combat fraud. Also, the company says it will begin introducing more practical elements to all its tests, as a fraud deterrent. How much will these efforts cut into the braindump industry that's devaluing certifications for Cisco certified pros who achieved their certifications through sheer hard work?

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