[BSDCert] Announcement: Task Analysis Survey Launched
george at sddi.net
Sun Apr 24 00:36:46 EDT 2005
On Apr 23, 2005, at 5:19 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Jim Brown <jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net> writes:
>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
>>> Like I said, I can't even answer the first question without lying.
>> Select a 'close enough answer' for number 1 or leave it blank.
> There is no close enough answer. I don't do system or network
> administration, I'm not a manager, I don't hire, supervise, educate or
> train anyone, and I dropped out of university a couple of years ago.
> I don't even use BSD at work (though that may change in the future,
> and my employer will be glad to offer BSD training classes once you
> guys come up with a credible certification exam)
> Is it really so hard to add "I'm a software developer or integrator"
> to the list of possible answers for question 1?
I think it's valid that it should be added.
But IMO, this effort for a BSD certification is aimed at sysadmins, not
I think one's credentials as a BSD developer is based on commits, and
it's been there as a criteria for a long long time. What's been
lacking is some sort of criteria for sysadmins.
So 'ignorance' on certain or many questions on the survey for
developers isn't strange. It's really just a different focus.
And not to mention that there *should* be questions that are not
answered quickly or even recognizable to some. It's a reality that
there are no best practices that are broad enough to cover all BSD
sysadmins. There are no formulas (or formulae). There is experiences.
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