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Meetbsd cal 2010


My slides for MeetBSD California 2010.

My slides for MeetBSD California 2010.

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  • 1. BSD Certification (the unConference version) Dru Lavigne Chair, BSD Certification Group Inc. MeetBSD California, 2010
  • 2. Let's start with a quick summary of what we've been up to, followed by some discussion on where we're going, suggestions for improvement, and how you can help.
  • 3. BSDA Exam Psychometrically valid, covers 7 knowledge domains, paper based, scored for 100 multiple choice questions, intended audience is junior sysadmin with at least 6 months experience Exam launched in Feb/08, 1938 IDs issued, 250 registered for an exam event, 80 events organized, 134 certified (some not scored yet, some registered for upcoming event)
  • 4. BSDP Exam Psychometrically valid, covers 11 knowledge domains, paper and lab based, intended audience is senior sysadmin with at least 3 years experience SME sessions required to write and review exam questions, Angoff session will set passing score, custom lab design almost complete, should launch some time in 2011
  • 5. ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation Globally recognized accreditation standard Validates psychometrics and business processes Expensive: ~$20,000 to prepare/pay for initial audit, ~4,000 annual auditing fees Tedious: requires creation and documentation of processes Is value gained worth cost and time?
  • 6. Expanding Delivery Method Until recently, too expensive to consider (though we have continued to research options) Would prefer creation of open licensed delivery system (though that has yet to happen) Considering proposal from SMT (work with accredited orgs, price point is reasonable) Would you pay twice as much for the exam if you could book it at any time in a city near you?
  • 7. Resources gid=55432547309
  • 8. Resources Video about BSD Certification: GroupACaseStudyInOpenSourceCertification Contact: chair@ URL to slides online: meetbsd-cal-2010
  • 9. Discussion Now it's your turn.....