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Old 10-16-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Which certification to use CompTiALinux+ or LPI certification


Hello,

I am learning linux on myself and to gain weight to my resume I want to take certification exams on linux. I am an Embedded engineer. Can some one suggest me which certification is valid and have more industrial recognition for people to work in linux area, compTIALinux+ or LPI certifications? Or there any other certifications for linux other than these?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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This is a good question. From what I have heard, the LPI is recognized as being a "you know your stuff" type of cert. The CompTIA certs are great too but not as prestigious. I am by no means an expert at Linux, but I do know enough cert snobs who have a similar opinion for what its worth.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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lpi/comptia

Dear sir,
this is my problem also. Beware the bug***s that want your money.In my experience comptia are less scrupulous but the LPI organisation is less than forthcoming with mock exams although the later is the better choice, it is designed to cover all flavours of linux as opposed to Red Hat,etc. Best of luck.

Fred
 
Old 10-17-2009, 02:58 AM   #4
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If you're going to go after a Linux Certification, go after the Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE). It's not called the "Crown Jewel of linux Certifications" for nothing. This test is for real! Anyone who attains the RHCE essentially has PROOF that he/she knows what they're doing.

I can say that as a manager, I'll will not only gladly pay more salary for an RHCE, In some cases I'de give preference over a college degree (especially if a Linux expert is needed).
 
Old 10-17-2009, 03:56 AM   #5
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Personally I went for the LPI certifications because they are not tied to
a specific distro and LPI is more involved in the Linux community.

If you want to get a job at a Red Hat shop, the RHCE is the way to go.
I am thinking about getting Red Hat certification in addition to LPI.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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Personally I went for the LPI certifications because they are not tied to
a specific distro and LPI is more involved in the Linux community.

If you want to get a job at a Red Hat shop, the RHCE is the way to go.
I am thinking about getting Red Hat certification in addition to LPI.
Not a bad idea to do both, though you still can't argue the strength of the RHCE for illustrating capabilities and experience vs. the ability to pass an exam via rote memorization.

And I'm really puzzled by your "LPI Community Involvment Comment".

Take a look at the following:

Open source projects and organizations
Red Hat provides leadership to the following Free and Open Source Software organizations:


Michael Tiemann, president, OSI
Havoc Pennington, founder, freedesktop.org
Jonathan Blandford, director, GNOME foundation
Owen Taylor, director, GNOME foundation
Daniel Veillard, director, GNOME foundation
Paul Cormier, director, ObjectWeb consortium
Chris Blizzard, director, Mozilla corporation
Mark Cox, editorial board, Mitre CVE

Red Hat also supports the following organizations:
GNOME Foundation
Eclipse Foundation
ObjectWeb Consortium
Free Software Foundation
Free Software Foundation Europe
Software Freedom Law Center
Free Standards Group / Linux Standards Base (LSB)
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
The Open Group
W3C

Red Hat also provides hosting services for a number of important open source projects, including glibc, LVM2 and others. The complete list can be found at:
http://sourceware.org/projects.html



FOSS PROJECTS Redhat Is Directly Sponsoring or Funding:
GNOME and the Free Desktop
NetworkManager: writers/maintainers
pango: writers/maintainers
metacity: writers/maintainers
gconf: writers/maintainers
gnome-keyring: writers/maintainers
evince: writers/maintainers
cairo: writers/maintainers
dbus: writers/maintainers
hal: writers/maintainers
vte: writers
glib, gtk+: maintainers
gnome-session: maintainers
nautilus: co-maintainers
gnome-panel: co-maintainers
gnome control-center: co-maintainers
cdparanoia: major contributors


The Core Operating System LVM2, md: writers/maintainers
SELinux Targeted policy: writers/maintainers
ext3: writers/maintainers
vfs: writers/maintainers
NPTL: writers/maintainers
Tux: writers/maintainers
several SATA drivers: writers/maintainers
several network drivers: writers/maintainers
kernel 2.6 virtual memory manager: writers/maintainers
kernel 2.6 CPU scheduler: writers/maintainers
kernel 2.6 audit subsystem: writers/maintainers
SELinux User space tools: maintainers
IPsec: co-maintainers, writers
crypto: co-maintainers, writers
netdump and netconsole: co-maintainers
SELinux kernel: major contributors, co-maintainers
Linux Security Modules: major contributors, maintainers
Kernel Networking Stack: major contributors, maintainers
Netfilter: major contributors
kernel 2.6, other: major contributors


Key Open Source Development Tools elfutils: writers/maintainers
libxml2 / libxslt: writers/maintainers
gamin: writers/maintainers
glibc: major contributors
gcc and gcj: major contributors
binutils: major contributions
libuser: co-maintainers


Administration Frameworks RPM: writers/maintainers
up2date: writers/maintainers
anaconda: writers/maintainers
firstboot: writers/maintainers
system-config-tools: writers/maintainers


System Clustering gfs: writers/maintainers
gfs2: writers/maintainers
dlm: writers/maintainers
gulm: writers/maintainers
cman: writers/maintainers
rgmanager: writers/maintainers
ccs: writers/maintainers
fence: writers/maintainers
system-config-cluster: writers/maintainers
gnbd: writers/maintainers
dmraid: writers/maintainers
bddraid: writers/maintainers
csnap: writers/maintainers
JFFS2: writers/maintainers


Service Management mkinitrd: writers/maintainers
ntsysv: writers/maintainers
rhpl: writers/maintainers
kudzu: writers/maintainers
booty: major contributors
chkconfig: major contributors
initscripts: major contributors
MAKEDEV: major contributors
mkbootdisk: major contributors
rootfiles: major contributors
sysreport: major contributors
Server Applications

Apache HTTP Server/Portable Runtime: major contributors
PostgreSQL: major contributors
Fedora Directory Server: writers/maintainers

And LPI is more involved in the community? I'm curious What community are you refering to, and in what capacity?


Emerging Technologies SystemTap: major contributors
OProfile: major contributors
 
Old 10-17-2009, 08:00 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Forrest Coredump View Post
And I'm really puzzled by your "LPI Community Involvment Comment".
I have been at various Linux conferences and training
events. I have seen information and met people who are
involved in LPI. I can't say the same for Comp-TIA.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #8
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Fair enough, To be honest, I really don't see CompTIA as being part of the FOSS/Linux community at all. I was more referring to/and thinkning of Redhat and LPI (both of which I have a lot of respect for), but Redhat really puts a ton of $$ and time into the commmunity.

My only real impression of CompTIA was years ago I was given some free vouchers to take the A+ test (while in the military) and was absolutly shocked at how; 1.) easy the test was (they only asked me 1 Questions and I was done. 2.) The body of knowledge was so old it wasn't even relevant. This was only nine years ago and they were asking questions about 5.25 disks, etc...
 
  


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