From the NYCBSDCon Brochure: BSD Professional Certification Update: The Lab Exam, Jim Brown This talk provides an update on the BSD Professional Lab Exam including a recap of rapid developments on the lab exam during 2010. The format, content, and delivery of the exam are all discussed as well as our current experience with developing a hands-on lab using completely open source tools and methods. A preview of the lab exam format will be shown during the talk, and there will be an opportunity for conference attendees to participate in a usability review. Jim Brown has worked in the computer industry using various Unix systems for over 30 years. His experience includes commercial applications development, systems integration, database development and administration, networking, and information security. A BSD user and aficionado since the mid 1990s, Jim has installed and managed a variety of BSD systems as a consultant. In 2005, Jim helped found the BSD Certification Group where he still serves as a VP and Treasurer.