[BSDcert] Ideas on BSD Certifications
george at sddi.net
Wed Mar 16 10:21:35 EST 2005
On Mar 16, 2005, at 10:09 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> 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.
I agree strongly with Jim here. . .
It's overwhelming enough to attempt a sysadmin type cert. . . to add
app development would be too much. Although at a later stage I would
be interested in reapproaching the question.
The bigger challenge, IMO, is to create a single sysadmin cert for all
the BSDs, something I know many people do not thing is possible.
Of course there are massive differences in the way things are done, but
there's also a philosophy, a history, and application overlap, not to
mention the commonality of the Unix thang, that would make this
So you could have an early section on installing applications, covering
the ports system (similar for all), pkg_add, pkgsrc (NetBSD but goes
way way beyond) and maybe FBSDs sysinstall.
Firewalling could look focus on IPF and PF, since those seem to be the
dominant players at this point, and while their implementation may
very, their rule construction and architecture doesn't change between
the BSDs, except PF on OBSD since it's more native.
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