On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 14:36, Bill Quinn <bill.quinn at lpi-uk.org> wrote:
> Just wondering if we have any interest in low cost exams on the day of the
> ILUG AGM? Trying to gauge numbers.
Not an answer to your question but I get to talk to folks out of
university about their unix/linux skills a fair bit. And on the news
yesterday I heard that there has been an uptick in enrolment in
computing, math and engineering courses in Ireland. The news has me
hopeful but I'm, uh, less than happy about the knowledge acquired in
So there's this Unix FAQ: http://tonic.physics.sunysb.edu/docs/unixfaq.html
There are loads like it, but say I ask some questions like those found
in sections 2 through 4 (and more modern variations of them). I
should not only get the right answer, I should get the impression that
the person understands how unix systems work and why they work that
way. Graduates from many programs do not manage even the first part.
Has LPI or other similar groups looked at working with universities to
improve their programs? Particularly since uni students today now
have multiple open source OSs to work with (Linux, Minix, *BSDs),
multiple VM systems to run them on. Practical labs, kernel
experiments, distro experiments, test networks, etc. All are
possible, but I'm not seeing it.
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