[BSDcert] Ideas on BSD Certifications
jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net
Wed Mar 16 10:09:37 EST 2005
* Mike M. Volokhov <mishka at apk.od.ua> [2005-03-16 09:54]:
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:28:40 +0100
> "Jacek Artymiak (devGuide.net)" <jacek at devguide.net> wrote:
> Thanks to Jacek there are some sort of digest for recently discussed
> topics. Let me pass trough it.
> Well, any professional may be disposed by ability to solve selected
> tasks. The xBSD profy uses BSF-family products for him (her) solutions.
> Thus, IMHO we should moved to the task-oriented certifications. That
> might be:
> - system administration;
> - system development;
> - application development.
> Each of directions listed above will include some set of tests. For
> example, as already had mentioned, for system administrator that topics
> nicely covered by SAGE descriptions (see "Check Offs").
> For the two development directions under BSD systems there are not so
> smooth (at least as for me). Those possible includes:
> - Open Source licensing and distribution;
> - BSD style coding and development models;
> - tools and frameworks;
> - optimization...
> For system developers this also should cover:
> - devices and drivers, kernel modules;
> - filesystems;
> - process management and scheduling;
> - kernel debugging and problem pursuing;
> - emulation layers;
> - porting to new platforms...
So far, we've been concentrating on getting a sysadmin certification
defined. And it's proven to be a challenging task.
A developer certification would be nice, but I think it's a bit
further off. And of course- that will be just as challenging, if
not more so, since multiple languages are involved as well.
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