SCALE Weighs In!

Posted by w6bi on Jan 27, 2008 10:52 PM EDT; By Orv Beach
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The SCALE staff continue to put the final touches on SCALE 6x

There are a few spots left in the SCALE U classes on Friday, February 8th. The tutorials are: "Open-Source Email Systems: One Approach to Spam Fighting" and "Introduction to Virtualization on Linux with Xen". Register for the tutorials via the regular SCALE registration process. A SCALE Full Access pass is included with SCALE U registration.

Many BoFs (Birds of A Feather Sessions) have been allocated rooms on the BoF schedule. The current line-up is at If your group would like to hold a BoF session, contact

LPI will be conducting exams at SCALE. The cost is $75 per person for each of the Level 1 and Level 2 Exams. Note that this is a discounted price, down from $150 normally. Exams will be held as required Friday through Sunday, depending on registration. Registration for the exams will be done on-site, but reserve a spot by email to

BSD Exams will also be conducted at SCALE. The exams will be paper based and in English. Exam information is available from the 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.

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. Registration for the class will be handled by BSD Certification Group through their web site. The cost will be $75 per person or $37.50 for Beta Program Participants*. There are a maximum of 75 exams available. Exams will be available Friday through Sunday. Information on registration will be on the SCALE site.

* In the Beta program, participants are able to take the test at a reduced price but will be asked new questions that have not appeared on previous test.

It appears that SCALE 6X will be setting a record for attendance. In spite of upgrading the registration process every year, there's usually a Saturday morning bottleneck. In order to avoid the usual crush at Registration, SCALE highly recommends that you register ahead of time to avoid some of the delay.

The 6th Annual So Cal Linux Expo is February 8th-10th. Come join us for a great Open Source Software show!

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