BSD Certification

How can people in the Pacific register for the BSD exam 702 -
https://www.lpi.org/our-certifications/exam-702-objectives ? Back then, it was possible for folks in North America to register and write exam in their region. Today, I cannot find a voucher for it on the LPI regardless of region.
There is a 40% on LPI exams for this month and I was looking forward to the BSD being included but no luck. What is the status of the exam? Out of Beta - https://www.lpi.org/articles/linux-professional-institute-releases-bsd-specialist-certification ?
 
Certification is great. It makes a lot of money for certification companies for things that are meaningless to anyone else.

EDIT:
To be clear, I believe the only point of certification, in most cases, is to make certification companies a lot of money.
 
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Certification is great. It makes a lot of money for certification companies for things that are meaningless to anyone else.
You are correct Sir. It further creates an employment criterion by (big) businesses and governments for industry and IT-service jobs, respectively.

There is no huge business case and use of *BSD systems with the exception of a few, such as Darwin@Apple, *Sense@Netgate/?.

It will be nice to create a poll/survey seeking the various certifications earned by the members of this community and their current day-to-day jobs or means of livelihood.

Persons wanting something close to *BSD certification may look at Solaris and so on.
 
Certification is great. It makes a lot of money for certification companies for things that are meaningless to anyone else.

EDIT:
To be clear, I believe the only point of certification, in most cases, is to make certification companies a lot of money.
Yepp.
But it's an old scheme. I don'r remember where I read it - maybe Tom Sawyer. No idea. It's about the very unwelcome task of painting the garden fence afresh. In the end it is achieved to turn things around essentially, and the whole bunch of neighbourhood kids is standing in queue willing to pay for the allowance to paint a piece of the garden-fence.

In the last century that same scheme was usually deployed in the esterism market of pseudo-psychology self-help: there so-called "gurus" would make copious amounts of money basically by telling people that they are stupid and the guru is the only way out.

In capitalism, the rule is, something wouldn't exist if there weren't a demand. And demands can be created. The term is "mediated desire".

And there is a skill in this. To me it doesn't seem interesting to have some skill that is shown by a certification. Instead I would rather ask, what is this skill that makes one able to rip off other people - and to do it in a fashion that is fully respected, even by authorities?
 
Certification is great. It makes a lot of money for certification companies for things that are meaningless to anyone else.

EDIT:
To be clear, I believe the only point of certification, in most cases, is to make certification companies a lot of money.
To be clear, I believe the only point of certification, in most cases, is to make certification companies a lot of money.
To be clear, can you write that again? I'm kidding 😆
 
Oh, that scam. This is a big pain in the six for international companies as certain part of the world really loves them. You ain't engineer enough if you don't throw three or four certification exams below your name/signature (and no, you can't put your master/PhD degree there as that could offend somebody).

L2/L3 management that overlooks different world regions (EMEA/Americas/..) then pushes on lower management to make numbers .. .. green. Nothing like wasting a week or your life attending certification training.

While there might be some trainings/certifications out there that make sense the only ones that I respected were ones from Cisco. Even that may have changed as it's been 15 years since I did CCNP; thats's eternity in IT world.
 
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