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Old 09-17-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best CERT to get.


I'm looking into getting some sort of tech cert. So I was just curious if anyone has any suggestions on the most marketable (or the CERT that would be most likely to get me a job) CERT to get. Any advice is appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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What sort of work do you want? General admin, security, programming, database administartion? Help us out here.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
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Well, I know a bit of perl/shell scripting, and I have a small LAN of a few Unix and widows boxes. I Enjoy writing scripts, and maintaining my LAN. I know nothing of database administration. So I'm not really sure what sort of work that falls under? Admin/networking/programing?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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I would suggest you to take RHCE. Since you knew scripting. I feel that will be a good combination and will take you miles. About the marketability, RHCE is the best bet. After RHCE try doing CCNA.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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I've heard that a lot of people with RH servers are switching and an RHCE isn't work very much anymore.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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From who? The RHCE is respected the world over and is known as a hard enough and real world enough cert to actually mean something.

Unless you mean an MCSE, in which case all becomes clear!
 
Old 09-18-2005, 08:10 PM   #7
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Okay, I apologize. I must have been thinking of the MCSE. So thanks for the replies, and I'm going to start looking into the RHCE.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 09:36 AM   #8
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These days if we throw a stone in the air, it will hit an MCSE on the head.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:22 AM   #9
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he he he you make me laugh
you absolutely right

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These days if we throw a stone in the air, it will hit an MCSE on the head.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:59 AM   #10
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I don't want to be an assh*le, the jobs out there are mostly for windows systems (i'm in south florida), and i love linux. But i'm sorry to say but i have to pay my bills. And i'm not seeing a lot of companies in need of linux cert's.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:50 PM   #11
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Motaro, check out how many admin linux jobs there are. I know in my state there are quite a few... Many of the windows jobs are also not network related, meaning help desk, or pc tech...low level jobs. If you land a job that requires linux i bet more times than not it will be an upper level admin job, paying very handsomly.

Also, think about how many linux jobs there are to how many professionals with such skills, compared to how many windows jobs there are with the many many many people with windows skills...

just my two cents...

I say go for the Linux+ to get something on your resume while pursuing the much more difficult RHCT/RHCE...
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:51 PM   #12
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If u r ready to spend some more $$$, you can also try ur hand at RHCA after RHCE.

RHCA has got good money once certified.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 04:05 AM   #13
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Best of luck with your search Pete.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:46 AM   #14
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Anyone knows how is the market response to LPI?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:00 AM   #15
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What would I take if I just wanted to have a basic admin certification? I am a network guy and use Linux at home but would like to get a cert and don't know which one...
 
  


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