Should we test Unix fundamentals? (was: [BSDcert] Which Shell?)
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Thu Mar 31 14:04:22 EST 2005
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:04:46 -0800 (PST), Jeremy C. Reed
<reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Anton Chu wrote:
> > I would like to know what shells are we required to know for the test. I
> > see lots of BSD users having differing preferences from bash to zsh.
> I'd like to extend this question:
> Should a BSD Certification test cover standard, fundamental, essential
> Unix skills?
> Should a BSD certification test cover the most commonly used terminology
> and skills needed for getting started and recognizing the Unix platform?
> I have taught several open source, Unix and *BSD specific lectures and
> hands-on classes. Many of the students already know fundamental Unix
> skills. And many say they know fundamental Unix skills -- but really they
> I believe that if our potential BSD certification tester can pass a BSD
> test that doesn't cover generic fundamentals, then it could be assumed
> that they know the generic fundamentals. What do you think?
> Also, testing the essential fundamentals could take a lot of extra time
> reducing the time available for testing real "BSD System Administration"
> skills. Any thoughts?
Not trying to be difficult..
but is OSX included in this cert testing?
Or only things with 'BSD' in their names?
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