[SASAG] Training for Industry needs and standards.

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Wed May 20 08:12:54 PDT 2015


I am on the BC advisory board and teach there.  The main issue that we 
are running into at BC is that new courses are very difficult to create 
from scratch so they end up using Cisco, VMware, and Microsoft courses. 
  Ideally they would love to create courses from scratch that are 
platform independent to teach stuff like configuration management, 
scripting, automation, virtualization, storage, networking, etc. but 
practically this is impossible.

I am having some luck pushing them to add in more non-microsoft, 
non-cisco centric courses as many of the jobs these days are with 
service providers based on linux, openswitch, etc.  I would point out to 
the committee that many of the system admin jobs require open source 
technologies and they need to add them into more than one course.  Also 
they should focus a lot more on scripting so that students when they 
graduate can write and debug scripts in powershell and bash (at a 
minimum) and preferably one other language like python or perl.



On 05/20/2015 06:29 AM, jesse.f.moore at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello SASAG Friends,
> **YOUR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE of what Industry training is NEEDED***
> I have recently become a student member of the Edmonds Community
> College’s CIS (Computer Information Systems) Advisory board.
> It's come to my attention that EdmondsCC (EdCC) could use help
> in receiving feedback from us about technologies we are
> currently/previously used so EdCC could either update an existing class
> like a Cisco Class to include such tech as OpenSwitch or add a
> certificate class for Puppet configuration.
> I would appreciate it if you could take a minute to respond with what
> technologies (and job role) you are working with that would be great to
> have taught in a class rather than self-taught or on the job experience.
> I will start the conversation with the below that I am familiar with as
> a Linux Admin/Engineer role:
> Python, Perl, and curl, for scripting
> CFEngine (lots of company still have this because it’s been around so
> long), Puppet (this is the new hotness), and Jenkins for configuration
> management.
> OpenSwitch for virtual switches also VMware virtual networking is on the
> rise at companies that have VMware.
> VMware – Setup & configure vCenter for a virtual environment along with
> using vSphere to manage day to day admin/user tasks.
> Monitoring tools such as: Solarwinds (used mostly for Networks teams to
> monitor network gear), Zenoss (Nintendo uses this for their entire
> computer infrastructure), Nagios (this is older tech, but still used),
> and VROPS (VMware’s monitoring solution).
> Thank you for your time and info!!
> Hopefully this will generate some new certificate courses or update
> existing ones based on your comments!!! 😊
> Have a great week ahead and see you at the next SASAG meeting!
> -Jesse Moore
> 425-628-9070
> (UW Medicine ITS)
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