[BSDcert] the study material question
buraglio at ncsa.edu
Mon Apr 4 15:18:55 EDT 2005
I'm relatively new to this list, but having worked in both academia,
small business as well as big white collar big business and I think
that there should be a level of confidence that a cert in BSD inspires
to those that look for it in an employee. Having it web based similar
to the brainbench tests will probably dilute the clout that it would
On a different note, I'll volunteer any help that I can provide to
further this project.
- Nick Buraglio, Network Engineer, NCSA
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On Mar 30, 2005, at 9:34 PM, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> Mike Jackson wrote:
>>>> I would assume that the BSD Certification Group would have a deal
>>>> with one of the nationwide (international?) testing centers that
>>>> administer tests for other certifications, like Pearson VUE or
>>>> Prometric (they do the Microsoft certification tests).
>>> Ok a starting point, good. We could use one of those testing
>>> companies but are you willing to pony up the money, normally like
>>> $100 per test, to take the tests, I won't be and I think one of the
>>> goals of this project was to keep the costs as low as possible. I
>>> think we are going to have look at alternatives or create are own
>>> solution. I have a proposed solution that should work...... arrggg
>>> my ride is here so I have to go, I'll tell it later.
>> My impression of certifications is that the ones that hold weight
>> with employers are the ones that -- well, the ones that you have to
>> shell out cold, hard cash to prove that you're worthy of having it.
>> Do things like Brainbench certs carry any weight? I highly doubt it.
> I'm not looking to impress any employers, the main reason for me
> wanting to take them is to benchmark myself. If there anything like
> the MCSE series, 6 to 9? tests at $100+ each, I will NOT be taking
> them and will unsubscribe from the list. I don't see why we can't
> develop are own web enabled testing suite so virtually anyone can
> proctor a test, this would keep costs way down and get the tests out
> there today instead of tomorrow because it can grow exponentially.
> I'll finish writing up my idea on this concept so you guys can
> critique it in a day or two.
> Also, I don't think Pearson VUE, Prometric or whoever are global
> companys, being able to take this test anywhere in the world is one of
> the requirements set forth.
> long day, time for bed, later
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