August 25, 2005 -- The BSD Certification Group announced on Thursday
the release of their certification program roadmap. This publication
introduces the Group's planned BSD system administrator certifications
and the construction of the certification program.
"The roadmap grew out of the responses we received to the Task
Analysis Survey published in July 2005," said Jim Brown, BSD
Certification Group member. "The responses and comments we received in
that project helped clarify what the community thought was important
about a BSD certification program."
The roadmap discusses the target audience and the objectives of the
methodology subgroups. It also includes the estimated time frames for
the certification program development.
The BSD Certification Group has decided that the associate level
certification, followed by the professional level certification, will
be rolled out in 2006. The associate certification targets those with
light to moderate skills in system administration and maps to the
Junior SAGE Job Description. The professional level certification is
for those with stronger skills in BSD system usage and administration
and maps to the Intermediate/Advanced SAGE Job Description.
"If you've used BSD for a while, or you have experience in other Unix
platforms, the associate certification will likely appeal to you,"
said Brown. "If you've used BSD for many years and have a strong
understanding of your BSD system, the professional certification might
be more appealing to you."
The test activation goal for the associate level certification is
April 5, 2006.
"We encourage the entire BSD community to read the roadmap carefully
and to contribute their input and expertise towards the tasks that lay
ahead," said Dru Lavigne, chair of the BSD Certification Group.
The Certification Roadmap is available at
About the BSD Certification Group
The BSD Certification Group is comprised of educators, writers and
sysadmins who are well versed in and passionate about BSD systems. The
group was formed in January 2005 to create a BSD certification program
that is recognized as the industry standard for certifying both the
knowledge and the ability to perform administrative tasks on BSD
systems. The BSD Certification Group website is at
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