[BSDCert] On criticism
tillman at seekingfire.com
Sun Apr 24 15:46:04 EDT 2005
On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 09:30:10PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> Second, you should start off the survey by defining the levels. This
> may seem circular, but it isn't. Start by providing job descriptions
> for the various levels, and the survey will tell you which skills are
> needed for each job description. "Novice admin", "Junior admin" etc.
> are too vague and too open to interpretation.
Speaking only to this part of your email:
I simply took the levels to be the standardized SAGE admin levels as had
been previously discussed on the list. The SAGE levels are defined at
http://www.sage.org/field/jobs-descriptions.mm if you don't want to
bother poking through the archives to find the thread. They're used for
all sorts of vendor-neutral discussions about sysadmin experience
levels, perhaps most famously in the annual sysadmin salary survey.
[It] contains "vegetable stabilizer" which sounds ominous. How unstable
- A.S.R. quote (Jeff Zahn)
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