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Old 02-29-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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getting bunches of free certifications, thought I would ask for recommendations

I'm a US Army IT NCO (filling an IMO and IA manager position at the moment), and the Army is willing to pay for a long list of technical certs that I want. I've decided that the first one that I'm going to get is my LPI cert. I don't use Linux in the workplace but I thought it would be a fun cert to get and might help sometime down the road.

So I thought I would ask here first, is the LPI certification actually good for anything? I'll be getting the lowest level and second lowest level ones offered. Is that something that civilian employers would actually care about?

And second, what are some of the more hot certifications I could get? I'm already A+, N+, S+, and considering CCNA (much as I hate the topic), and I'll be getting the first one or two of Redhat's certs if I can. Assuming I have those four, what would be your suggestions for things to get next? The list of certs I can choose from is pretty exhaustive, way too many to list. So yeah, any suggestions on where to move on to next would be appreciated.

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I would think your 'MOS' would be better than any certs that you would acquire. Military training level specifications and specs meant more to interviewers at the time for my interviews.

Air Force spent a load of money training me for my 'MOS'. All the completed training and certifications are presented on my 'DD213'. Really do not see where it would hurt to get the certs but most interviewers are going to really look at you for the military accomplishments and training.

Thank you for the service and support!


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