[BSDcert] the study material question
szyewei at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 20:10:45 EST 2005
I think we need a management team to make a plan.
1. Create core team.
2. Prepare the certificate guideline and consider which knowledge is
necessary for different certificate level?
2. Choose the certificate test method.
3. Create material or test prepare team to prepare the material and test.
And then we can start work actually. :-)
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 00:37:14 +0100, Ian Morrison <ian at darq.net> wrote:
> * Andrei Buzoianu <andreibuzoianu at openbsd.org.ro> [2005-03-30 22:42]:
> > Agree. Material-reviewing team is most needed too.
> > Seems to me this is going to be a good test on how much people are
> > willing to contribute.
> i think that as long as the project remains useful to individuals and
> the community at large, there'll be more than enough support. the big
> issue seems to be openness, and personally, i'm pretty cynical of
> psychometric tests - as has been pointed out its difficult to measure
> experience which is pretty much what we're trying to do). for me,
> although i'm pleased when an SA can do something, i'm a lot happier once
> they've documented it. perhaps there's some way of getting the first
> batch of students to help produce teaching materials, or having them
> create something more like a diary of what they've done and why.
> coursework is what i'm thinking of..
> it seems to me that learning how systems work is about iterating around
> problems, seeing them from multiple angles, and when your experience is
> documented and repeated, it very quickly becomes permanent and reusable
> in a host of other scenarios. and when that's happened enough, even
> when you've not got a clue about what's happened or what's wrong, you
> can quickly make a judgement and have a point to start fixing it from.
> lastly, i'm not convinced that the current forms of certification are
> that valuable in the trenches, when compared to constant exposure to
> incidents. provided that bsdcerts can show that it's approach produces
> great admins, any decent IT department will see that. there are already
> a lot of other established options for the conservative and more
> business goal orientated organisations and i think it would be a waste
> to do a "BSD RHCE" type of thing. we're potentially building a machine
> here, that sucks in mortals in one end and spits out guru's at the
> other. what do the guru's of tomorrow need to understand to save us from
> the clutches of brokenness?
> stay frosty,
> [darq# ian at darq.net] thoroughly modern misfit
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