[BSDCert] Exam taking through VUE and/or Prometric?
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Fri May 2 07:23:20 EDT 2008
On Fri, 2 May 2008, Simon Jolle wrote:
> Hi all
> Are there any plans to deliver exams through VUE and/or Prometric?
> IMHO its inflexible to take paper(!) tests only at conferences.
No plans to use these services as each charges $75,000 USD annually. This
would drive the exam cost up to about $1000 per exam, just to break even
on the delivery costs.
> At the moment the link "Upcoming Certifications" is empty.
Thanks, I'll advise the webmaster.
> Partnership with LPI?
This was a possibility in the past but not likely now as the upper
leadership and business focus at LPI has changed.
Our plan is to create an open source licensed software delivery system
available for our own use and for other projects who wish to offer their
own certification exams. There has been some traction with this as we have
set up an svn/trac system and have a design for the front end with a
working prototype. The backend design has stalled though and we really
need someone with the time and experience to get this phase of development
We've also always wanted to share, and ideally, co-develop the solution.
Now that the postgres people are working on their own certification some
traction might happen in co-developing an exam delivery solution. There
has also been discussion with LPI who is also interested in a custom
solution (tampered by changing business focus mentioned above).
Please see these 2 presentations:
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