Despite a year of discussions and negotiations, Microsoft and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers have failed to come to an agreement over the use of the term “”engineer”” in Microsoft’s most well-known and popular certification program.

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Who are you calling a software engineer?
6/12/2002 5:00:00 PM – An ongoing dispute over certification between the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers flares up again. Name-calling has never gotten so technical

An MCSE by any other name
7/25/2002 5:00:00 PM – Microsoft concludes a year-long investigation into the legal and ethical use of the term “”engineer”” in its certification program. Its decision? To maintain the status quo

The engineers strike back
7/31/2002 5:00:00 PM – Microsoft may have cleared the way to keep the MCSE designation intact, but now the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers are talking enforcement

Microsoft prepared to renew talks with engineers
8/1/2002 5:00:00 PM – The company’s training and certification manager responds to the criticism and puts the designation debate in context


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