[lpi-discuss] Principles for creation of exam objectives

ross e. brunson ross at brunson.org
Fri Jul 29 16:33:59 EDT 2005

Damn, you almost did that one with a straight face!

For those who just need some more caffeine today, Evan is suggesting we
use the LPI database to do some surveying, at least I think he is...


On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 13:06 -0400, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Mark Miller wrote:
> >What we are doing is essentially talking to ourselves here. What I'd
> >like to do is gain contacts that use this stuff every day in their
> >server rooms and hire sysadmins. Then I want to ask them exactly what
> >they want in an admin and how we can better meet the needs of the real
> >world. Can anyone help to put us in touch with such people?
> >  
> >
> Hmm.
> You'd need to find a database -- a large database, hopefully containing 
> many tens of thousands of entries -- of people who have demonstrated 
> their capabilities as Linux system administrators. Preferably such a 
> list would include people from many countries. And maybe some of the 
> people listed are so advanced in their knowledge to have achieved a 
> second, higher level of capability, and are likely in (or close to) 
> supervisory capacities.
> If such a list existed, I'm sure you'd find that at a reasonable 
> proportion of these people are working in the kind of environments 
> you're talking about, certainly enough for a good sample size. But I 
> just can't think of where LPI would even start to look for it ...
> - Evan
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