Fwd: [BSDcert] junior, senior system administrator (?)
blambert at thepresidency.org
Wed Mar 23 11:51:59 EST 2005
Steven Rue wrote:
> different levels/types of certification exist for
> other platforms also - M$ (mcp, mcsa, mcse, messaging,
> security), and solaris (systems, networks,
> i'm not really suggesting anything specific here, just
> stating what others have done. if the bds cert track
> is similarly broken down, these would be things to
> w/ respect to this thread, where might sendmail or
> other standard apps fit into the track?
This is a convoluted subject. One person's standard is another person's
bugaboo. Frankly, I don't think that app-specific knowledge should be
required, unless it's a) integral to the functioning of a network/system
and b) ubiquitous (OpenSSH and tcpdump come to mind as fitting both).
Even if a tool meets the above requirements, what if the tool accepts
different arguments on each BSD?
This also brings up a point about how to balance between testing for
knowledge of HOW to use a tool, and knowledge of what you're using the
tool FOR? Perhaps the creation of a dummy MTA/packet filter/foo daemon
that has a neutral syntax provided at test time? Of course, this sort of
assumes that a general BSD knowledge is being tested, and isn't very
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