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Old 11-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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comPTIA linux+ worth getting ?


im still in computer college , i have about 4 months left and in this time i managed to get my A+ and Network+ certifications ,im wondering if i should try and get my linux plus before i finish school. any tips ?
 
Old 11-01-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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It can't be bad to have more certificates, so I think, if you have the chance go for it.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 04:38 AM   #3
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It all depends on where you are heading,...

a) Windows
b) Linux/Unix
c) Networking
d) Programming
MUST!!! Lab Work from any of the above to prove yourself/Test your skills


From here you can decide a foundation certificattion from your choice + ITIL foundation + going out network yourself with people from the industry.

Cross your fingers and you are in,.. Goodluck
 
Old 11-02-2010, 07:58 AM   #4
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im going into the networking field , and were now learning Redhat 9 in my course, so i was thinking to get my Linux+ when i finish. all i want is to not have a customer support/helpdesk job
 
Old 11-02-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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all i want is to not have a customer support/helpdesk job
smart choice! lol but hey sometimes the market will not meet your demand, and you may have to sacrifice while you search for another job thats not hell desk... Gotta still bring home the bacon... lol
 
Old 11-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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Windows certs will demonstrate that you can support Windows users, and could easily lead to the help desk.

If Linux admin work is your goal though, you should consider these certs(the latter includes the former):

RHCT - http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhct/
RHCE - http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/

If you look at job search sites (dice, indeed, monster), and search 'linux', you'll notice those certs keep re-appearing as requirements for administration jobs. They are more grueling than the Linux+ test, but the payoff is certainly worth the effort.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #7
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ya i've read about RHCT and RHCE, but those are way beyond my skill level im still a linux noob , although i like linux i dont really know where ill be or what ill be working with in the future , i still go for my linux plus cause ill be ready for it when i finish my course .thanks for the tips guys

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