[SASAG] USENIX SAGE Levels?

Dave Cohoe dave.cohoe at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 14:57:24 PDT 2007


On 8/22/07, Lee Damon <nomad at castle.org> wrote:
> > So, two questions:
> > 1 - What is the current status of SAGE certification?  Did it ever get
> > off the ground?
>
> To my understanding the SAGE certification program is as dead as last
> year's wheat crop.  However, you should check with the SAGE office to be
> sure.  I don't know the current contact address for "SAGE" the
> organization but a bit of web surfing should find something.  If it
> fails try emailing office at usenix.org.

As I expected.  All indications were that the cert is now defunct (if
it ever wasn't).  Assuming the address is still good, I've e-mailed
Rob Kolstad @ SAGE for the definitive answer.

> > 2 - Where are the guidelines for ranking the different levels?
>
> Keep in mind the SAGE Certification project was using the SAGE levels,
> not the other way around.  SAGE levels have never been based on
> certification.
>
> They are published as part of the Short Topics books.  If you are a
> member of SAGE you can access the PDF online from SAGE's web site.  If
> you aren't a member then you don't get the benefit of the information
> (as far as I can tell).

Levels -> Cert works well for me.  Although I'm curious about the
cert, I'm more interested in the skill set.

Thanks,
Dave



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