[ubuntu-us-ma] Open Source friendly beginning computer skill's certifications.
chrisbutler72 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 11:10:43 BST 2010
The Ubuntu Certified Professional program has a few tiers to it. One of
which is "Desktop".
I would label it pretty basic but I've been at this a while and last I
looked at it was two years ago.
Your mileage may vary.
On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Caroline,
> Certification is an interesting topic, most (if not all) certification
> programs are for training systems administrators and programmers. Not
> general users.
> At the same time there is no recognised authority for giving out
> certifications. I don't know what the rules are in the USA, but anyone
> can certify a foss program's use, they just need the materials and the
> background. (and perhaps some legal stuff as I've never looked into it)
> As for existing programs, I don't now of any.
> On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 20:48 -0400, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> > Hi Ubuntu MA!
> > I'm working on setting up a family computing program in Somerville
> > housing projects where families will get used computers and bootable
> > USB sticks with Open1to1, Sugar and Ubuntu.
> > One of the needs I am hearing is to get "certifications" that adults
> > can put on their resumes to help them with job hunting. Previously,
> > they gave Microsoft Office classes and the student became Microsoft
> > Office Certified and that helped 3 people get jobs.
> > I think this may be less about whether or not Open Office can do what
> > people need and more about having an official certificate that adult
> > learners can earn and then put on their resume to signal to employers
> > that they are computer literate.
> > Does anyone know of any open source friendly training materials for
> > adults that lead to certification and are suitable for beginning
> > computer users?
> > Thanks! Caroline
> > PS I will definitely be talking more about the Somerville program as
> > it becomes official, we are really hoping that people in the local
> > Ubuntu community will help with this project and with computer
> > classes.
> > Thank you!!!
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