BSD Certification ? Why not?
krinklyfig at spymac.com
Wed Dec 29 21:19:55 PST 2004
On Wednesday 29 December 2004 07:52 pm, "Jeremy C. Reed"
<reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> > On Wednesday 29 December 2004 12:23 pm, pablo.delgado at lsi.mine.nu
> > > Why not create a FreeBSD Certification Program. The community can
> > > form an non profit or profit organization (which ever suites
> > > best) and team (elected by the FreeBSD Foundation or the FreeBSD
> > > community, which ever works best) to design, develop and manage a
> > > certification program that will teach and test essential skills
> > > and knowledge needed to manage, support or develop the FreeBSD
> > > environment.
> > There is one at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
> > http://cpe.njit.edu/opensourceunix/
> Thanks for the link. It is always good to hear about *BSD classes
> being offered.
> I don't see anything about "certification" or evaluating skills there
> other than it says complete the three stages and receive
Yes, there you go.
> It just looks like normal FreeBSD classes like I have been teaching
> for around four years (which also have a "certificate of course
Perhaps that's true, but in any case the certification is considered
valid by at least FreeBSD. I'm not sure what it means to the industry
in general, but there is some guarantee that you will know your FreeBSD
stuff if you go that route.
> Except they say "eLearning" -- my classes are in a real classroom
> environment. (We do hope to soon start providing *BSD training with
> video soon ... starting with Apache Web Server Administration.)
The classes are offered both on campus and online.
> > It's the only one I know of, and it's the only one officially
> > approved by the FreeBSD team. As that is the case, I'm sure more
> > people doing this would be welcome, but I don't speak for FreeBSD
> > or what they might actually want to have happen.
> Where can I find out more about being "officially approved by the
> FreeBSD team"?
I'm not sure, but I'll CC this to Tim Kellers, who is the instructor and
author of the course in question. It may take a while for him to
respond, considering school schedules and such.
As Tim put it in an earlier email to the -questions list, "The NJIT
curriculum, while non-credit and classified as 'Professional
Development' is the Only University level course in the world that is
both sanctioned as a bona fide certificate program (certificate
endorsed by NJIT) AND endorsed by the FreeBSD foundation. (If you
don't believe me, e-mail Robert Watson of the core FreeBSD team.)"
I'm not in any way speaking for him, but I've looked into it in the
past, so I had the information about it handy.
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