[BSDCert] possible to cover all BSDA in a 3 to 5 day training?
stefan.caunter at mohawkcollege.ca
Tue Feb 5 23:18:35 EST 2008
On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Louis Bertrand wrote:
> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> What do you think about: Is it possible to cover all the BSD Certification
>> Group BSDA (BSD Associate) Certification Requirements in a 3 to 5 day
>> I don't think it is, especially since it should cover some installation
>> and some steps specific for four BSD operating systems.
>> Also, is it more of a selling point or more value to have a well rounded
>> "BSDA" course versus a BSD-specific admin course that also covers some
>> Apache HTTPD, packet filtering (IPFW, PF, or IPF) basics, postfix or
>> sendmail basics, and BIND basics?
> You probably experienced this with your existing courseware: it depends
> on the skill level of the participants and their prior experience with
We teach FreeBSD basics and NetBSD admin here and we could probably
map the FreeBSD 14 week course to the BSDA outcomes. These are 2nd and
3rd year community college students with Linux Admin, perl and Unix shell
background. No one with just Windows Admin can keep their head above water
in these courses, let alone swim. Prior training and/or experience is a
I think there is a market for both types of course, a BSDA
course as well as an admin course covering internet infrastructure on the
foundational OS for it. This is subject to the prevailing malaise in IT
enrollment which isn't going away soon. IT itself is great these days, but
undergrad IT training is decidedly not, everywhere I go.
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