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Old 04-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Does being a RHCSA give you an advantage?


Hello all,

I've been contemplating taking the courses to become a RHCSA to increase my chances on the job market but I'm unsure about how much of an advantage (if any) being a certified admin will give you.

Does anyone know if companies / universities / other employers actually value the title RHCSA in a job application? I'm from Germany, so it would cost me more than just the fee to take the course (flight to US, hotel & accommodation, unless I want to take the online courses), so unless it doesn't give me a big advantage it might not be worth the effort.

So, are there any Germans here who might even be RHCSAs and have any experience applying for a job in IT with that title under their belt?

Greets,

rokyo
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Hello,

RHCSA is not at all a guarentee of job! All you need is to have strong basics and deep knowledge of Linux. Though having a certification adds some value in your resume and interviewer may impress a little bit, but it can't take you to the job. So, do not keep this thing in your mind that certification means a job... No, it's not.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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It all depends on how you apply for job. if you are going through placement agency, then RHCSA is plus point. They want candidates to be certified. I don't know why?

If you are attending walk-in interviews, and if there are many candidates, then having RHCSA will make you short-listed.

But when you get short listed and finally sit in front of interviewer, seriously they don't care, whether you are certified or not. All they need is in-depth knowledge.

However, the real advantage of getting certified is that, in the process of getting certificate, your knowledge and understanding of the concepts will increase significantly. Thats the only advantage.


Just a curious question? Are there walk-in interviews in Germany?

Note: i'm also applying for job, and the first thing head hunters ask is for certification. believe me they will be surprised when i tell i don't have one. so i am also preparing for RHCSA. hopefully in next 4-5 months i get certified.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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Just a curious question? Are there walk-in interviews in Germany?
I'm not sure what a walk-in interview is. If it means just asking for a job at a company who did not explicitly advertise for new job positions somewhere, then: It's probably possible in Germany to just walk into an office and ask if they need new people, but usually you only apply for a job at a company who is looking for new people through a wanted-ad or something like that. I think it's very bureaucratic in Germany, spontaneity in official things like job applications is frowned upon, it seems to me.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what a walk-in interview is.
I knew it... Well in India its now a more preferred way to get freshers and less experienced candidates. Companies usually advertise in local news paper or their company website what they want, required education, preferred expertise and time/date/venue of interview. No resume sending, no telephone screening interview. Its free for all. Just go their fill their forms, talk to employers and if you are capable, you will get the job – on that day itself.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Hello,

RHCSA is not at all a guarentee of job!
Amen Brother!
The certification may get you an interview, you get yourself the job.

Even in "interviews" are formal or informal where you are located, ONLY YOU can talk someone into hiring you.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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RH does have an office in Germany https://www.redhat.com/contact/offices/
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I'd start with them if you want to do the Cert.
 
Old 04-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Dear rokyo,

Per http://www.europe.redhat.com/trainin...country=&ok=OK , RH does offer EX200 (RHCSA exam) in 5 cities in Germany.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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I knew it... Well in India its now a more preferred way to get freshers and less experienced candidates. Companies usually advertise in local news paper or their company website what they want, required education, preferred expertise and time/date/venue of interview. No resume sending, no telephone screening interview. Its free for all. Just go their fill their forms, talk to employers and if you are capable, you will get the job – on that day itself.
This sounds like a great idea for an interview! I have not encountered it in Germany, but it's way better than the usual way of having to write a full resume first and have the company decide in advance based solely on that information. It's always better to see and talk to a possible new employee in person to really see what they're like and what's their skill-level. Sadly, as far as I know, the "old way" of deciding based on written job applications, is still the favorite way here in Germany.

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RH does have an office in Germany https://www.redhat.com/contact/offices/
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Dear rokyo,

Per http://www.europe.redhat.com/trainin...country=&ok=OK , RH does offer EX200 (RHCSA exam) in 5 cities in Germany.

Great! Thanks a lot, I'll contact them first thing on monday! Taking the exam in Germany would save me a lot of extra trouble & money! Even though, seeing the US would be really nice, too of course.
 
  


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