I’m currently preparing for yet another accreditation, the previous one I took was the BADCS,
The BASP (Brocade Accredited Server Specialist) appear to focus on the server side. Things like:
how to install drivers
HBA management tools
how to run diagnostics
This accrediation has the most questions of all the current ones, but it has the same amount of time allotted (one hour) so this exam will have a lot less time available for each question.
The curriculum for this accreditation are also free, they are called Introduction to HBA and Introduction to CNA. There’s also some docs about the 1860 Fibre Adapter. They can be found on Brocade’s Saba/training website under my.brocade.com.
// Update 20140422: This accrediation has been replaced with something else. See the current list here: http://www.brocade.com/education/certification-accreditation/index.page?
The only part I was initially not entirely sure about is the “Given a scenario, describe when portlog dumps are required”. The objectives indicate that a Fibre Channel theory knowledge is necessary, so the FC-101 course seems like a very good idea to study. I doubt many people remember specific FC mechanisms/theory if they don’t work with these occasionally. Like the well-known addresses – who remembers the address of the name-server or controller? =)
My general tip for the BADCS: Learn the material of the FC-101 course. Really. Learn. it.
You may be tricked into thinking that Brocade’s accrediations are easy because you can do them from home.
The Finnish page has a bit more information than both the Swedish and the English one.
The two photographs can be color and they should probably follow the passport restrictions (at least that’s what the link on the Finnish page indicates)
Bring your passport to the Police, not only the driver’s license.
On my account detailing that I’ve driven in Finland I just wrote when I’ve rented car in Finland, which rental companies I used and name/contact details/signature of two witnesses and me.
Gather some patience, Police told me today (August 2012) that it takes a long time, maybe 10 weeks or more. So if your license is about to expire, apply in time. You get to keep your drivers license until you go pick up the Finnish one.
They don’t tell you when it’s ready – you need to call or go to the station and ask..
The doctor’s certificate you can get from a public health station or from a private, most likely a lot less waiting with a private one.