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Old 04-27-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Advice on certification--RHCE, CCNA


Hi, This is Manu.


I'm interested in taking up RHCE certification course.
I have completed B.E in Information Science.

I have few queries, plz guide me:

1. Could you please let me know whether RHCE certification will provide me a better future in term of salary and settling in life?

2. I'm confused which one to take up CCNA or RHCE?

As this forum is for linux user, if feel that you guys really know the value of any certification course related to LINUX platform.

Last edited by pixellany; 04-27-2010 at 08:56 AM.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 08:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

Please use descriptive thread titles and do not use texting shorthand (please). I've added a better title.

Before bothering with certification, I would talk to prospective employers and find out what they are looking for.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:09 AM   #3
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Please do that for me. It would be really a multi-million dollar help to me.

Thanks a lot.

I will be waiting for your reply.

-Manu
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:16 AM   #4
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Hello,

Pixellany didn't mean that he WILL talk to prospective employers in my opinion, he advices you to do so. In other words talk to people you know in the field or go to companies you would like to work for and ask them what they are looking for.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:22 AM   #5
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I'm confused which one to take up CCNA or RHCE?
Did you look up Google for *exact* differences between the above two courses ? If you have understood the differences clearly, can you list them out here ?
 
Old 05-06-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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To EricTRA:

Thank you for that. I was hoping that some one in this huge blog can help me out in deciding which one to take up.

To Pixellany:

Pixellany, I was unable to do that same which you suggested. So only I came for your help.

To Anishakaul:

Sure, I will let you know the exact details of both course within few days.


Regard & Thanks
MANU.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #7
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To Pixellany:

Pixellany, I was unable to do that same which you suggested. So only I came for your help.

Regard & Thanks
MANU.
Unable to do what?

Do you mean you cannot talk to prospective employers?? Why?

If you cannot talk to employers, how would you go about getting a job??....
 
Old 05-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #8
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Manu,

Advice on a which career path you should choose is not something we can really give. Some of it depends on your abilities, as well as your interests.

However, in case it is not clear, I can give a little more info on the difference between career paths based on the two certifications you mentioned.

RHCE, or Red Hat Certified Engineer, is geared more towards the system administrator. A person taking this route will have some networking knowledge, but will concentrate more on system development, planning for computer systems to fit the needs of the company/client, and general system knowledge. Often they will deal with what software is running on each server, and how many servers of what size are needed.

CCNA, or Cisco Certified Network Associate, is geared more toward the network administrator. A person taking this route will generally have some Linux and system knowledge, but will concentrate on network development, routers, switches, firewalls, segmentation, and making sure that the network can handle all the systems that the System Administrator will try to put on the network. Often they will deal with how does information get from one server to another, and how to prevent information from getting into the wrong hands.

Large companies will have dedicated staff for each type of administrator, while small companies will want the system administrator to be a network administrator as well.

I hope this helps you make the choice of what career path you would like.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #9
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As well as talking to companies, you can simply look for jobs on the net, in the newspaper, ask job agents, whatever and see what companies are asking for.
 
  


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