[BSDCert] associate cert requirements
sgeorge.ml at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 23:57:48 EDT 2005
On 9/7/05, dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Should a testing candidate for the associate level exam (defined as the "less experienced audience" on p. 9 of the roadmap) be required to prove prior experience as either a systems administrator or involvement in any of the BSD projects?
Not for the associate level.
For other advanced levels this may be required.
Requiring this for the associate level would be putting a big burden
on the newbies who may want to Learn and get certified.
> If they are an existing administrator, should involvement in a BSD project also be mandatory?
> 1. If yes, how much experience? 6 months? 1 year? other?
> 2. If yes, what could that experience be comprised of?
> Here are some possibilities:
> - proven track record on a BSD mailing list/forum/IRC channel of well researched answers to queries
> - providing translation work for BSD docs, manpages, tutorials
> - contributing docs, articles, tutorials, whitepapers
> - having an active blog on BSD activity
While Providing the Study materials these things should be mentioned
and the candidates for the associate level can be encouraged to
participate in such activities.
By doing this we would be inculcating a giving mentality in such
candidates where they can be givers to the BSD community and not just
> - submission of patches to a BSD project's bugs database
> - being an active ports/packages maintainer
Certainly not for the associate level :-)
In the former days maybe every Unix admin was a C programmer too but
the scene is quite different. There are quite a lot of good admins who
donot know C and quite a lot of developers who are not good admins
By the way the BSD development is being progressing ( ports, packages
etc making installation, configuration simple ) a good administrator
need not necessarily have Programming skills to get most of the things
setup unless there is some highly customized requirement. And that
certainly is not expected from the associate level :-)
> - providing training, mentoring, proctoring
Not for the associate level again.
They need to recieve training, mentoring, proctoring etc :-)
Thankyou so much
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