[nSLUG] Linux Certifications

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Thu Apr 15 11:41:00 ADT 2010

On Thu, 15 Apr 2010, Adam Hartling wrote:

> What is the appropriate process to find a person, for example, who will 
> be responsible for handling the province's digital medical records 
> systems

For NS, there is the entrance exam I mentioned followed by a thorough 
grilling in the interview.

> Is it appropriate to hire someone who will be handling systems like that 
> with a casual hiring process without any sort of official professional 
> vetting mechanism?

The interview process is not "casual". Last time we hired a sysadmin at my 
POW it took over a year to find a suitable candidate, only 2 were found. 
Running through HR post-interview for various checks added in so much time 
that the first candidate snapped up a job elsewhere. Criminal record 
checks are also required.

Cheers... Dop.

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