freebsd training/certification

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Sun Jan 2 18:00:50 PST 2005

On 01/02/05 06:47 PM, Chris sat at the `puter and typed:
> Jayton Garnett wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am wondering if there are any training/certification courses that I 
> > could take to become a FreeBSD guru?
> > 
> > I have been using the OS for over a year now and have become very 
> > familiar with installation/configuration but would like to be able to 
> > add some sort of certification to my CV.
> > Also how much of a "threat" is Solaris 10 x86 to FreeBSD and how come 
> > FreeBSD is not as popular as RH/Fedora?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Jayton Garnett
> Search this list - you will find all your answers. This has been hashed 
> over many, many times. Do a little work on your part - and you'll find 
> out on your own.

That last line: "Do a little work on your part - and you'll find out
on your own."  That's the certification program :)

You can learn more about FreeBSD in a month on the list and reading
the books written on it than you'll ever learn (or care to retain)
from some MS cert program.  Best part is it only costs book fees and
. . . what's the brains equivalent of "elbow grease"?  Hard work,

The thing to remember is that "using" FreeBSD isn't "learning"
FreeBSD.  Not in the sense of a cert program.  I've been "using"
FreeBSD for almost 5 years, but I'd be up the creek if I had to
perform a major crash recovery.  I just haven't gotten round to that

If you want a FreeBSD cert, find the goals list of any major Unix cert
program, learn how to do that on FreeBSD (on at least two major
releases, like 4.10 and 5.3) then do it a lot.  That's your cert, but
it's really a self signed cert.  If you did all the work, it's every
bit as good as the one you'd have paid $2850 for, but there's no fancy
plaque to hang up (unless you make it yourself) and nobody has to
honor it - not that they *have* to place much stock in the MS or Sun

Good luck.

Louis LeBlanc               FreeBSD at
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