Public apology from Robert Williams, the CEO of CertGuard

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Robert Williams
Formulating an apology to such an important topic has not been a simple task; especially when I have been trying to take into account the opinions and concerns of not only Ethan himself, but every professional who has taken the time to show their support for him. I felt that an apology of this caliber required something more than just an empty "I'm sorry" and for that reason I have taken the necessary time to reflect on all of your comments (and mine) numerous times.
It is for this reason that I have taken so long in getting a public apology out to Ethan and to the public. I sincerely hope the apology provided below will satisfy everyone involved or affected by my actions. For those of you who are not aware, NetworkWorld has pulled the blog and I have written Ethan a personal apology for my actions, but also feel that a public apology is necessary for the good of the community as a whole.
Network World and the authors have decided to remove this blog post and the discussion that followed. While the original post was intended to highlight how the issue of braindumps is a pervasive one, we regret having singled out anyone in particular and apologize for any accusations of cheating.

My intentions were never to harm Ethan, the IT industry, or the certifications everyone of you is diligently working to earn. I made a mistake by publishing Ethan's name and website in my blog. I'm human, I make mistakes. One of the great qualities of being human is that we have the ability to learn from the mistakes we, or others, make. I assure you that I have learned from this and promise that it will not happen again. My deepest and most sincere apologies go out to you and your family Ethan. I would like to further apologize to those of you that I offended in my responses to your concerns. These responses were unwarranted an I deeply regret offending anyone. The only goal I have ever had is to help those individuals that aren't aware of the dangers of braindumps. I agree, I went off the deep end when I saw the comment posted by someone purporting to be Ethan; and for that I apologize to everyone. I assure you it will never happen again. I wish you all the best of luck on your certifications and your careers. Best regards, Robert Williams

Thank you Robert for your public apology!

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