Thursday, August 25, 2005

Roadmap Released

The BSD Certification Group released the Certification Roadmap today. This lays out a fairly aggressive plan to get an initial certification ready by April 2006. We'll need your help to get there and I hope you'll consider helping out.

Things will be heating up very shortly. The following activities are starting:
  1. Certification Requirements Document for the 'Associate' Certification
    See Section 4.4 in the Roadmap. This document is due Oct 4. A draft outline should be ready next week. Let us know if you have curriculum suggestions.

  2. Legal Incorporation
    The BSD Certification Group is investigating the best plans for incorporation. There are several different options we are considering. If you are a lawyer, with experience in this area, please use the contact form and let us know.
  3. Non-Disclosure Agreement
    We have a draft NDA we are working on. This will be finished soon.

  4. Online Testing and Lab Testing Studies
    These two independent subgroups will research the ways we will eventually administer the exams and labs. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome.

  5. Employer Support Program / Verification Database
    These two items are a bit further out, but we're beginning some requirements gathering. If you are an employer that employs BSD system administrators, we'd like to hear your thoughts on how best to structure these two initiatives. Please tell us more on the contact form.

You can read about all of these activities,and more in the Roadmap. If you want to help out, use the contact form on the website, and indicate what your interest is, how much time you have, and your level of expertise with the topic. That will help get things rolling.

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