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BSD Certification Group awards first certified BSD Associates

Yesterday, the BSD Certification Group, Inc., announced its first certified BSD Associates (BSDA). The BSDA certification, which began development in late 2006, was officially launched in February 2008. The BSDA certification measures common skills needed by entry-level BSD Unix system administrators.

The candidates took the proctored exams at the SCALE, FOSDEM, or Linux-Tage Chemnitz conferences. According to the psychometrician, 79 percent of the tests received a passing score of 61 or higher and the highest score was 95 percent.

Based on a job task analysis, the BSDA covers seven weighted knowledge domains, which include installation, security, filesystems, user management, networking, and various basic system administration and Unix skills. The skills target the DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD operating systems.

"We'd like to thank the conferences that provided space and assisted in making it a success -- and thank the proctors who traveled on their own dime," said Jeremy C. Reed of the BSD Certification Group.

Upcoming BSDA examinations will be held at BSDCan, CONFidence, NYCBSDCON, and other technical conferences across the globe. To register for a proctored BSDA exam, visit .

About the BSD Certification Group

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system administration on BSD-based operating systems. The BSDCG works with the BSD and sysadmin communities in order to provide a practical and relevant certification. The BSD Certification Group was founded in February 2005. Details about the group and the BSDA certification are available via

BSD Certification Group homepage
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Adalberto Corona Jr. - March 30, 2013 05:32:55
I recently installed and configured FreeBSD 9.0 on new hardware and I also purchased The FreeBSD Handbook and many books based on UNIX OS . I am very moved by my findings in FreeBSD OS and in the reference books based on UNIX. So Now I am incline to prepare for a BSDA certification in the near future. How can I purchase material to study and prepare for a BSDA certification ?

Thanks! Go BSD !


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Luis Eduardo Verenzuela - December 26, 2013 17:41:34
Quizás quisiste decir: Vivo en Caracas, Venezuela. Donde presenta el examen de certificación? y cuanto sería el costo de esta certificación BSD I live in Caracas, Venezuela. Where to submit the certification exam? and how much would be the cost of this certification BSD





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