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Old 12-29-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Linux certification

Dear Gurus,

hello to all,

i want to start discussion for as new learner of linux world

1) what are the benefits of linux certification if you dont have to switch any job
2) which certification is highest hits rates, which is the easiest one and complex one

there is lpic-1,2,3 offer, then i found redhat also has big series of examination, then there is something call linux+

redhat understand i work on rpm based and only target to redhat commands some of them does not work under debian dbpkg

can some one advise which is best for what purpose.

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hi salimshahzad,

I am no guru. But i will tell you about linux certification. Redhat certification is best if you are looking for value for certification in corporate world. This is so because most enterprise level commercial software will only run on RHEL or SLES. Redhat certifications are hands on session, so it proves that you know what you claim you are. Other certifcation like LCPI, Linux+ , etc can be pursued if you are interested in acquiring additional knowledge. But i dont think they will add much to your resume as do Redhat certification.
PS: I am not a redhat employee, just thoughts i have experienced and found it.
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And if you are keen on getting a certification on deb distro then you can go for the Ubuntu certification program. As Ubuntu is basically based on Debian, it is very similar to the way debian works.
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Originally Posted by salimshahzad View Post

1) what are the benefits of linux certification if you dont have to switch any job
The benefits are certainly higher if you are looking to impress a potential employer, but, in general, education is a good thing and rather like exploration or scientific discovery you can't tell how goodf until you have needed it for something.

redhat understand i work on rpm based and only target to redhat commands some of them does not work under debian dbpkg
I don't think that you should take that attitude. If you know something under RedHat and can't/won't try to generalise that to how the same thing might be applied to a different distro, which may or may not have the same package management set-up and may or may not have the same low-level networking commands, but demand that you have exact, step-by-step instructions (even though you will be able to get help from search engines and even Linuxquestions), my opinion is that you shouldn't be administering proper computer systems (but other opinions do exist...).

It would be a different matter if you were discussing what a (potential) employer would think about a qualification. Unfortunately, only the better-informed are able to see that someone who is, eg, brilliant with Debian isn't going to prove incapable/ineducable when confronted with a Centos box.


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