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BSDA Associate Certification Requirements Updated

December 21, 2015 - The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is pleased to announce the publication of the updated version of the official examination objectives for the BSD Associate (BSDA) Certification.

The 59 page document outlines 7 knowledge domains, each containing a number of objectives, that form the basis of the certification. The objectives have been updated to reflect changes to the operating systems being tested, including FreeBSD's switch to pkg and bsdinstall, the addition of ZFS to NetBSD, and OpenBSD's switch to doas.

Since the launch of the BSD Associate exam in 2008, there has been a continual effort to ensure that the material being assessed reflects the versions of the operating systems most likely to be encountered by working BSD system administrators.

"The BSD Associate certification is aimed at assessing practical skills of entry- to mid-level BSD system administrators," said Jim Brown, BSDCG board member. "With this update of the objectives, the BSD Certification Group continues to produce a high quality certification, giving the computing industry a new standard for excellence in system administration."

The BSDA Requirements document is available as a downloadable PDF in English.

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.