Guidelines on how and why websites are classified
The most important part of our job is to provide Exam Candidates with information on which websites should be considered "Braindumps" so that they can avoid potential career disasters; primarily, loss of certification.
In doing so, we have received a number of requests from websites asking us how they can change the classification of their website on our CertSearch. Below, you will find a list of guidelines that we use to classify websites.Braindump Guidelines
- If a website classifies their own materials as Braindumps, then we will too.
- If a website intentionally or inadvertently advertises for, or supports the illegal sale, distribution, or transfer of copyrighted materials which DO NOT belong to them. (Obviously there are minimal exceptions. Google AdSense, for example, is very difficult to manage because of the very low attrition rate and the vast number of advertisers; we even find doing so difficult. But some attempt to keep them clean should be made.)
- If the website owners, operators, moderators, or administrators do not take on an active role in preventing their members from advertising for, or supporting the illegal sale, distribution, or transfer of materials copyrighted by other companies; not just the certification vendors, but all copyrighted materials.
- If the website owner(s) or operators also own other websites that appear to violate any of the above guidelines.
If a website has been classified by CertGuard as a "Braindump" website; and has resolved all of the previous guidelines for which they were classified, then the website may be placed in our "In Progress" classification for a minimum of 6 months ("6 month probationary term"); unless the website directly or indirectly violates one or more of the guidelines within the 6 month period; at which time, the website will then be reclassified as a "Braindump" until the guidelines are once again resolved and the 6 month probationary term will reset. After the 6 month probationary term has been successfully completed, a CertGuard staff member or officer will be notified and may place the website in another classification more fitting of the website's status.