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Old 03-22-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
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Any of you certified?

How many people that read these forums actually have a linux certification? Which ones do you have and did you find it useful?

I have my Linux+ from CompTia, I took it as a way to help learn the OS and acutally did learn a lot. What about the rest of you?
Old 03-22-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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Well I am not certified. Yea, you read that right.

I never felt the need to get one 'coz I've been using Linux since 97 and so I've learned alot by first hand experience.
Old 03-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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I will be getting my Linux+ this summer. I think that I may be the youngest person to take the test.

Old 03-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #4
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I am not yet certified, however I am thinking about LPI ( certification.
Old 03-23-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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Good look on your Linux+ test when you take it. It was pretty easy and I learned more about the OS then some of the books/man pages/documentation then I had picked up. It was very interested.
Old 03-23-2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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Planning to take LPIC1 in the next few weeks.

I doubt the certification will do me much good job-wise (never know though?). One useful thing about certification is that there are bits of Linux I know well and bits I don't know at all, just because I've never had to use them personally; or I've been lazy and used the Distro tool so I don't know what's going on under the covers. Certification is a good way to broaden my knowledge. LPIC1 has given me some useful knowledge (I've been working through the O'Reilly LPI book to revise); I expect LPIC2 will stretch me a lot more.
Old 03-23-2004, 04:23 PM   #7
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My school gives out A+ Certifications in their Computer Network Technician course. Very cool. I'm planning on getting that in two years, and my Linux+ or LPIC1. Or maybe both if I have the money. Linux+ seems easy enough for me too take it right now too.
Old 03-23-2004, 05:47 PM   #8
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Currently studying my RHCT... hope to take the exam real soon.
Old 03-23-2004, 11:12 PM   #9
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I have Linux+ and LPIC 1.

I am also unemployed .

Well, I am unemployed, but I'm just joking about there being a connection (I was an Apple tech who just got laid off.)

BUT, I do want to stress that I still consider myself quite a newbie as far as Linux is concerned. The Linux+ test was very basic, and the LPIC tests (2 of them) were difficult for a beginner (I failed 1 of them once and had to retake it) but not for any person who is experienced with Linux (or Unix for that matter).

I can install Linux, get basic services running, I have configured Postfix, and can write really quick, terrible shell scripts, but that's about it!

Anyway, the point is that I learned a lot from the tests, but I am not ready to be anything close to a Linux Administrator. Perhaps an assistant admin. Anyone who posts answers frequently on LinuxQuestions could probably pass these tests in a New York minute, I'm sure.

I am still looking for study guide for LPIC 2, by the way, in case anyone has ever seen any.

My .02.

Old 03-24-2004, 12:59 AM   #10
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All the best to everyone planning to give the exam in the near future
Old 03-24-2004, 05:05 AM   #11
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Talking Taking the RHCE next month

I'm on the RHCE programme because, whatever else any one has to say about specific distros, I really like the RedHat flavour. It also helps that they have market visability and that means something to the management types in my org: which means I can blag loads of training.

I recently sat the RHCT just to find out what to expect from the RHCE. Well, it's not for newbies and a simple Q&A prep will do you no good. I've been using Linux for a year or so and found the RHCT quite easy - and fun :-) (I don't think that breaches the NDA I signed)

I also managed to pick up some excellent RedHat specific tips from the examiner.

I'm booked in on April 23rd for the RHCE - I hear it's quite an experience. 2.5 hours troubleshooting - 1 hour Q&A - 2.5 hours setup and config. I'm really looking forward to it

I'll let you know how I get on. I'll be spending the next few weeks

Old 03-24-2004, 05:02 PM   #12
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Haven't acquired any Linux specific certs yet. I will probably go after Linux+ and/or LPIC1 during the summer. I'm leaning toward LPI right now. It would complement my newly acquired A+ and Network+ certs.

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Old 03-24-2004, 05:32 PM   #13
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I am planning on taking the LPI this summer. I don't think Linux+ will be of much value.

My 1cent
Old 03-25-2004, 01:44 PM   #14
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Having taken both LPI and Linux+, I can say that you really don't need to know much to pass Linux+. For the first part of LPI, you get the option of choosing a supplemental questions between Redhat and Debian concerning installation procedures. I picked the Debian route and all the questions concerned the different options in dpkg. I rarely use it (you have apt-get so why would you), so the only option I knew off the top of my head was -i. But I took it cold turkey at a Linuxworld Expo, $20, and things the contents may have changed from the time I took the tests, but I would still recommend anyone to take LPI rather than Linux+. To me, Linux+ doesn't carry much weight.
Old 03-26-2004, 10:29 PM   #15
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but I hope to get linux+ then lpi and work tward a sun cert afterwards or RHCE i need to get a *nix job asap as a jr admin or somthing to give me more direction? who knows where i will end up but you cant know too much Linux+ is next though. This stuff is actually kinda fun i am such a geek...

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