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Old 03-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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RHCA or LPIC or any other linux certification, which is best option to get job


Hello All,

I am planning to do RHCA (Red Hat Certified Architect)or LPIC certification, It is costly certification and I want to know that what is current value of RHCA and LPIC certification in Job Market, which certification is important : LPIC/RHCA to get good job? I am RHCE with 1 year red hat linux basic experience.

Thanks in advance to all for reply.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Hello All,
I am planning to do RHCA (Red Hat Certified Architect)or LPIC certification, It is costly certification and I want to know that what is current value of RHCA and LPIC certification in Job Market, which certification is important : LPIC/RHCA to get good job? I am RHCE with 1 year red hat linux basic experience.
This has been covered on this site many, MANY times. Have you tried to search for those keywords?

There is NO WAY anyone, ANYWHERE, can tell you what will get you a job. We don't know where you live, who you know, what your real skills are, your work history, or ANY of the factors that determine if you'll be hired. A 'certification' is given different weights by different people.

I personally don't give them any weight at all, so you could have a dozen of them and it wouldn't make you stand out to me.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #4
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I have Linux+/LPIC & RHCSA. The former is about memorizing info then spitting it back out. The latter's test uses a lab format and is much better IMHO of testing ones actual ability to perform needed tasks.

As TBOne mentioned above there are many threads containing a variety of different views on the topic. To me however, even though RH certs are obviously not vendor neutral they are much better designed and are also IME more valuable to have.

Again, I stress this is just MHO!
 
Old 03-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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i searched on forum about RHCA, I got lot of information, thank you all.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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Here's what I think is a good, balanced opinion on this ...

(1) "There is no Golden Ticket," except in Willy Wonka movies. Don't expect to find one; don't believe anyone who promises to sell you one. Think about it: if the situation were reversed, such that you were with the person tasked with the decision to hire someone, would the presence or the absence of a piece-of-paper be your primary criteria? (Uh huh, I've been there, and the obvious answer is "of course not.")

(2) A serious, good-faith effort to train yourself is always a worthy thing to see. It means that you're at least trying to better meet your employer's needs. But there are many ways to demonstrate that. Be creative.

(3) Certification training materials are professionally developed, serious "sip from a firehose" documents, and they can be excellent sources of pragmatically useful information. (Full disclosure: I've contributed on some of them, but don't sell them.) When I find one on a remainders table at a bookstore, I often pick one up.

(4) "Start small." It is written: 'those who are faithful with little, will be faithful with much.' And it's also excellent advice. My first job consisted of tearing pages off a line-printer and stuffing them through the appropriate slot. (The "PC" wouldn't be invented for many years...) I did the job well, read every manual in the place (with permission), never saw a single password , but in any case never used any password that I did see (without permission) ... and wound up working in that place for many years among people whom I count as my first "mentors."

Your personal qualities ... your professionalism with regard to this very-complex and profoundly-important business (and infatuation?) of ours ... are, in the long run, far more important than what's stuffed into your head at this particular time. The technical particulars of the business will change overnight. (Trust me: they've changed dozens of times.) "Soft skills" such as discipline, dedication, and [u]especially[/i] humility(!) are what's actually the most needed ... and therefore, the most prized.

(Once again: think about it ... if the situation were reversed ... and one day believe it or not it will be ... what would you seek, and why?)
 
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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babadedge: priv msg me, i have some RHCA study material if you're interested
 
Old 06-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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Red Hat Certification certification enhance Good job chances and better career growth for you.
No! LPIC! LPIC is The Golden Ticket. If you spend at least $10,000 to get one, then employers will not only fight among themselves to hire you, they'll ask whether you prefer to drink your cappuccino in a silver or a golden cup.

Yes, they will whisper among themselves, in hushed voices of scarcely-concealed awe: "We've got to hire him! After all, he's certified !!"

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