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Old 11-09-2005, 01:15 PM   #46
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Hey folks, what's the purpose of a "certification" anyway? "Just to win one, even by cheating?" Hardly.

You're not doing this "to pass a test!" You are doing it to .

The purpose -- and you can decide for yourself if they actually achieve their purpose or not -- is to help you learn the material, and then ("oh by the way") to objectively demonstrate to others that you apparently have done so.

One might argue successfully that it is the study-materials themselves that are useful, and that the examination itself is an afterthought. What they present to you is a well-defined and concise goal, and a highly-structured, very specific "pathway through the woods" that you can follow to get there. Some people find it very difficult to learn abstract technical subjects without such a trail of breadcrumbs; they are not good at "self teaching." Others are very good at that, and have little or no use for certifications.

But "cheating," in any case, is simply self-defeating. When you're finished, either you know your stuff and can do it ... or you have wasted your time.

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Old 11-09-2005, 02:33 PM   #47
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Exams, in any subjest, is a way to prove to others that you have read and understood the course. Braindumps and so on are a part of the reason why the MCSE was devalued. If you can pass an exam by simply memorising a few questions and not actually putting in the work to pass the course, the exam is useless.

And you have wasted your time because you will be found out as soon as you start work.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:25 PM   #48
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I must be out of the loop because I didn't even know that those brain dump sites existed.
I got my LPIC level 1 finished about a month ago.
What I used: O'reilly LPIC in a nutshell (out of date), LPIC exam cram 2, and (of course) using linux fulltime on the desktop for the past several years
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:32 PM   #49
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Quote:
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I must be out of the loop because I didn't even know that those brain dump sites existed.
I got my LPIC level 1 finished about a month ago.
What I used: O'reilly LPIC in a nutshell (out of date), LPIC exam cram 2, and (of course) using linux fulltime on the desktop for the past several years
Listen to nouse66 - this is how to do it: research and actually using the system.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 12:24 PM   #50
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In my opinion the brain dumps can help you in clearing the exam but it will never enhance your knowledge. it will not provide you a long term benefit.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 07:36 AM   #51
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The purpose of certification is to learn? That hardly seems likely. The only reason I've ever considered certification is to enhance my resume. You don't need to pay someone money to test you in order to learn do you?

Truthfully though I've been a professioanl Systems Administrator for over 14 years now and have yet to bother with getting certification for any of the diverse systems I've worked on. I HAVE however gone to training whenever it was available. This stuff evolves and the challenges I faced as a SysAdm 10 years ago are completely different than the ones I face now.

Certification in my view is just a way to get your foot in the door for the interview. Since most companies have at least one of their SysAdm's interview you it will become fairly apparent how little you actually know with just a few questions. During my two most recent job hunts I did run across employers that requested certification but none that required it.

The main thing in interviewing with technical people is don't BS - they'll know you don't know. Don't be afraid to say "that's an area I'm not familiar with". SysAdm is different depending on where you go. You mainly have to show you can THINK during the interview. Professional SysAdms know that regardless of what you've studied or been exposed to in your career you ARE going to run across something you don't know and will have to be able to solve that problem logically.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #52
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Hello dear

[I do not understand what that handsome and intelligent moderator said, so I am going to sit on the naughty step for a day] providing free exam braindumps as demo version. You can try.

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Old 11-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #53
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