[BSDcert] Initial thoughts
george at galis.org
Sun Dec 19 12:50:02 EST 2004
On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 10:20:21PM -0500, Brown, James (Jim) wrote:
> - Examinations can be 'online' (available through Sylvan, or other test
> or they can be booklet form (as in the CISSP examination)
> - Online tests can be easily graded, though security must be high.
> Booklet tests are harder to grade, and harder to administer in an
> though conferences are sometimes used for this purpose.
I can't imagine a BSD cert that didn't require hands on, eg make it
boot, at least as a component. I also like the idea of "many ways
to address a problem" allowing a candidate to be creative in their
solutions, requiring shell. And, yes the thought of bonus points has
crossed my mind.
I really don't think there is any need for any marketing. The value will
come from acceptance. If it's good, the word will get around. Wouldn't
it be better to focus on content, what are we trying to demonstrate vs
who what demographic are we trying to appease?
George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org
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