FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


BSDA Certification Exams at FOSDEM 2008

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) will offer the BSDA certification exam to attendees of FOSDEM 2008.

The exam will be paper based and in English. Exam information is available from the Certification page of the BSDCG website.
Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from this page of the website.


Exam candidates must bring valid photo identification matching the name they used when they registered. Those who participated in the beta program should bring their beta certificate and/or the email address they used during the beta program in order to use their 50% discount.

All exam sessions will be held in room Decroly (in the U building) on both days of the event.

Due to limited seating at the event, the number of candidates per session is limited to 15.


Saturday 2008-02-23
14:3016:00BSDA exam session #1
16:3018:00BSDA exam session #2
Sunday 2008-02-24
10:0011:30BSDA exam session #3
13:0014:30BSDA exam session #4
15:0016:30BSDA exam session #5

Registration and pricing

Participants have to register for a BSDCG ID first, at the following URL:
Note that it may take up to 24 hours to receive.

Once you have an ID, you can choose an exam location and pay for the exam.
The discounted fee is only available to those who participated in the beta program.
Prices are in USD, ($75 or $37.50) and Paypal will automatically convert.

About the BSD Certification Group

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system administration on BSD based operating systems. The BSDCG works with the BSD and sysadmin communities in order to provide a practical and relevant certification.

The BSDA certification is designed to be an entry-level certification on BSD Unix systems administration. The successful BSDA candidate is able to complete common administrative and troubleshooting tasks and has a good understanding of general BSD Unix and networking principles. In addition, the successful candidate demonstrates basic skills with these BSD operating systems: Dragonfly BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.