[RndTbl] MUUG Meeting, April 12, 7:30pm -- UNIX Certification -- why bother?

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Apr 5 11:33:38 CDT 2011

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 12.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   UNIX Certification -- why bother?

   Many UNIX professionals come from unusual backgrounds: geology,
   mathematics, music performance, etc. Given the inward-looking nature
   of the UNIX job market, why bother getting certified when no-one
   cares  about  your  education?  Yet  with over a dozen current
   designations available, someone must be taking these courses and
   writing those tests -- training course development is expensive!
   Find  out  what's  available,  why it matters to you, and what
   difference  it  makes  to employers. Adam Thompson will be our
   presenter for this topic.

   Also up, Gilbert Detillieux will present an RTFM on sudo(8), one of
   the most used (or abused) commands in a sysadmin's toolkit.

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave.
   (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15pm, 
   so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30pm. Don't be late, or you may
   not get in.  (But don't come too early either, since security may not
   be there to let you in before 7:15 or so.) Non-members may be required
   to show photo ID at the security desk.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, either on Ellice
   Ave. or on some of the intersecting streets. Indoor parking is also
   available nearby, at Portage Place, for $5.00 for the evening. Bicycle
   parking is available in a bike rack under video surveillance located
   behind the building on Webb Place.

For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out their
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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface		Phone:  (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:    (204)474-7609

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