[BSDCert] DragonFly - Why?
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 25 09:48:01 EDT 2005
On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Pablo Sánchez wrote:
>> was only one entry in the Appendix A chart that applied uniquely to
> I believe this is exactly the problem: you may ask something on the
> certification that is not entirely related to BSD as one thing, but to
> a very specific version. I thought we were going to be as generic as
> possible. At the moment you ask something applied only to one BSD
> (Dragonfly, for instance) you can not say this is a BSD certification.
> Actually, anything that relates to only one version should be left
> outside the scope of BSD Certification. IF necessary, than we should
> create the BSD Sysadmin cert for generic pourposes, and them create a
> certification for each version. One for Free, one for Net, one for
> Open, one for Dragonfly, one for Opendarwin, one for.... well, there
> are so many versions, I don't think it would be possible to cover all
> of them.
> So, why include version specific issues on the certification?
The BSDA will be generic. e.g. you won't be asked something like "on which
version of FreeBSD will you see x".
As the candidate studies, it will become more apparent that many sysadmin
tasks are the same on all 4 BSDs, and where they are not, it is a good
thing to know what tools are available. This allows for transferability of
skills which is always an asset to both the employee and an employer.
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