[lpi-discuss] Re: General comments on LPI levels -- after 14 years,
they still call me an "Intern"
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Wed Sep 14 13:12:34 EDT 2005
john at johnallsopp.co.uk wrote:
> I agree the first exam needs to be called "Basic Linux
> Administrator" or similar. I'm just balking on the word
> Junior, is all. So yes, I agreed, I think.
It's an adjective, not an insult. Sorry, but I get this
vision of a "happy feel-good hippy" attitude when I see
comments like yours. I'm not saying you are one or think
But I have a severe backlash against the (what I call)
"Jerry's Kids Syndrome" where the smallest of perceived
inadequacy is equated to a so-called handicap no one can talk
about. It's not a handicap, so don't treat it like one.
That's the problem in the first place, people label it as
> No, because it carries with it implications that the others
> higher up in the hierarchy are looking down upon the
Or that juniors must rely on seniors.
Engineer Interns to Engineers to Senior Engineers, etc...
My title in my job is "Senior Engineer[ing Consultant]," and
typically has been for a long time.
My Florida DPR-BoPE reads "Engineer Intern."
I have no issues with either.
> Incidentally, is anyone from LPI listening to this or are
> we just blathering to ourselves? :-) Sorry, I don't know if
> you are involved with them directly or not.
I have been directly involved in the past, but rather
limitedly. I do _not_ speak for LPI -- niether officially
But feel I have heard enough on what the exams comprise of
being that I have helped develop them formally (even if just
for short time, it was a formal engagement). As such, the
objectives, months of experience, etc... are all details I
have heard directly from LPI employees. Now I could be
losing my memory (I am getting old), so when I'm wrong, I'd
rather people point them out.
> You have far more experience and knowledge of all that than
> I do.
Not true! I have to be careful that what I suggest is not
"eccentric" to just my experiences, which are _not_
"complete" in many areas. Yes, I have a broad background,
but I try to remember that it doesn't always overlap in the
"broadness" of the LPI program.
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