[Ambassadors] Survey: Red Hat Certifications/Training for FAms (Just 2 or 3 minutes required)

Tristan Santore tristan.santore at internexusconnect.net
Wed Dec 28 22:35:03 UTC 2011

On 28/12/11 22:28, Uditha Bandara Wijerathna wrote:
>     While those who know me know that I think very highly of Red Hat
>     certifications and have been privileged to benefit from them
>     personally, I don't see any reason this should be something for
>     ambassadors specifically. The value of the certification has little to
>     do with performing ambassador duties or with being qualified to be a
>     good ambassador for Fedora.
>     I can more easily support an initiative to help all Fedora
>     contributors who are interested in acquiring certifications do so. I
>     don't think FAmSCo is the best vehicle for that and I don't think it
>     really falls under the FAmSCo mission.
>     Can we discuss here what you would like FAmSCo or anyone else to
>     provide in terms of support?
> Hi,
> Actually, this was just an idea that came from our ambassadors. Not just
> me. We were discussed about this in a  APAC ambassador regional meeting.
> FYI meeting log[1] is pasted below (please refer the topicRed Hat
> information training for Ambassadors (dramsey)). The thing is, RH
> certification is just a part of this survey. We don't want to mix-up RH
> with fedora here. I think this is a misunderstanding about two separate
> topics. Only thing is both were came in a single survey. The solely
> effort behind this action is to make ambassadors more equipped in
> technical knowledge in Linux. Because every one not the same in
> technical knowledge. Also Classrooms can be taken as part of that
> effort. If there is a firm understanding about the thingsthat people
> looking forward to learn, even classrooms can be conducted more
> dynamically. So for a better clarification, it is good to have a
> discussion with our fellow ambassadors who were in that meeting I
> mentioned above.
> [1]:
> http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2011-11-26/apac.2011-11-26-03.58.log.html
> Regards!
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If you guys want training of sorts, how about volunteering some time to
make some training docs for fedora, and then maybe even a self-test
website, which then could be open to any person, be ambassador or not.
I am sure this would be very welcomed by many of our Fedora contributors
and even people, who are not contributing as of yet.
There could also be the added benefit that people would maybe feel more
comfortable contributing, if they have proven to have a certain
knowledge level, although exams tend not to reflect an adequate
knowledge and experience level. However, this could be a starting point
for old time contributors and new contributors, as long as the topics
are kept separate, so that people can pick their interests.
It should be said though, that Fedora is moving in a different direction
than the recent RHEL 6 version, so one cannot really have anything to do
with the other, unless it is basic terminal usage.


Tristan Santore BSc MBCS
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