[openlp-dev] OpenLP Certification

Tim and Alison Bentley Home at trarbentley.net
Wed Jul 12 11:28:07 EDT 2017

Interesting, it more might help him get his site upto date.
Sounds scary, I wonder how many Devs will fail to get 100% right😀

On 11 Jul 2017 10:03 p.m., "googol" <googol at posteo.de> wrote:

> Sounds great. We could ask him if he wants to contribute to our
> documentation as well. Would be a win-win for all of us :)
> Regards
> Am 11.07.2017 um 21:08 schrieb Raoul Snyman:
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > Recently I came across the website of someone named Johnny Fowler who
> > advertises OpenLP support as pretty much his main line of business (with
> > other church-related stuff too). It got me thinking, what with me doing
> > the majority of support, of a way to direct people to other support
> > options. Less support for me to do, yay! I've even had a few people
> > e-mail in and say, "call me!" - and I'm not going to waste my money
> > giving them free support over the phone. Sorry, not sorry :-P
> >
> > Many technology companies offer certification for people who want to
> > provide support that is officially recognised by the company, and I
> > thought that we could do something similar for OpenLP. This way we could
> > offer our users more support options from companies who have been given
> > the OpenLP stamp of approval.
> >
> > In terms of the actual certification, someone who wants to become
> > certified would have to write a certification exam (for free). If they
> > pass, they get a PDF certificate (Daniel, I'll need your help with this)
> > and a button/badge to display on their site (Daniel). Certifications
> > would only be valid for 3 years, after which the exam would need to be
> > re-taken to renew the certification.
> >
> > I've set up LimeSurvey (open source online survey software) on
> > https://certification.openlp.org/ and I have been working on a
> > certification exam based on support issues I see on a fairly regular
> > basis. This way there would be minimal impact on us, we could just
> > "mark" the exams and then e-mail the applicant their certificate.
> >
> > Let me know what you think.
> >
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