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Old 05-15-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Talking lunix


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can you tell me please is there any free lunix certification ? if yes send me links please
 
Old 05-15-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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Umm..lunix or...linux?
I doubt the free ones may get you certified...but...you can use the free tests as a dry run for the real deal...
As far as lessons are concerned, the best one is free: experience. Roll out an old PC, install linux on it and play with it.
Exams may need to be payed for, though...here in belgium it is anyway. But, it is an investment in your carreer, so you can earn that back...
Welcome to the forum...
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:33 AM   #3
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Umm..lunix or...linux?
I doubt the free ones may get you certified...but...you can use the free tests as a dry run for the real deal...
As far as lessons are concerned, the best one is free: experience. Roll out an old PC, install linux on it and play with it.
Exams may need to be payed for, though...here in belgium it is anyway. But, it is an investment in your carreer, so you can earn that back...
Welcome to the forum...
Melissa

*Is* it an investment in one's career though? I think employers tend to look upon applicant A, with 0 years experience and a certificate, and applicant B, with 0 years experience and no certificate, as pretty much the same. As you say yourself, experience is best. I would go further and say, experience is all.


By the way, "lunix" is a great name for a Linux-kernel-based unix-like system!
 
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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"lunix" is a great name for a Linux-kernel-based unix-like system!
 
Old 05-16-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
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Smile yep, you're right...

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I would go further and say, experience is all.
Yea, and I should know this by now since I was a software developer (once upon a time) and indeed had experience and degree valued separately, with advantage towards experience...
Touché...
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:56 AM   #6
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hello everybody
can you tell me please is there any free lunix certification ? if yes send me links please
Can you tell us what is preventing you from doing a web search on your own, rather than asking us to look things up for you, and "send you links"???
 
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:57 AM   #7
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I would go further and say, experience is all.
^This * 4000

There is way too much focus on certificates. Now, I am not trying to be mean, but judging from a lot of the questions from apparent holders of various certificates who have posted on this site, they mean absolutely NOTHING!

Would I take such a course if someone paid for it? Hell yes, you always learn something new. Plus there are areas in the GNU/Linux ecosystem I know nothing about. I couldn't write a device driver for the kernel if my life depended on it! But... having a certificate only proves that at one point in time, you were able to answer a bunch of questions correctly. That's it!

There's no need for me to rehash what has already been said in this thread, but if you are interested in learning, just start hacking! You can get GNU/Linux up and running on almost any old machine for almost no money at all (I know, because all my machines are old!). Break it, rebuild it, tinker with it.

Best of luck!
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:33 AM   #8
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Boy, Lunix? I really laughed hard at that. And he did that twice, not once.
I'd like to do a Lunix certification too.
 
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Boy, Lunix? I really laughed hard at that. And he did that twice, not once.
I'd like to do a Lunix certification too.
Not sure how much good it'll do you...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LUnix
 
Old 05-16-2016, 09:08 AM   #10
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Not sure how much good it'll do you...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LUnix
A LUnix cert will still be better than Lunix for sure.
 
  


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