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Old 07-20-2019, 10:07 PM   #1
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SysAdmin-Linux Foundation Certification


I saw some interesting courses from the Linux Foundation, which lead to certificate (SysAdmin etc.). I was wondering if there are some members who made some courses from the Linux Foundation, and how valuable are these in the job market.

Everything looks great and fun, but the courses are online, and the final exam seems to be designed to be taken at home (apparently via Terminal). I thought that certificates made in some neutral testing lab might be considered more valuable.
 
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I saw some interesting courses from the Linux Foundation, which lead to certificate (SysAdmin etc.). I was wondering if there are some members who made some courses from the Linux Foundation, and how valuable are these in the job market. Everything looks great and fun, but the courses are online, and the final exam seems to be designed to be taken at home (apparently via Terminal). I thought that certificates made in some neutral testing lab might be considered more valuable.
There are loads of threads on this site, asking about all sorts of certifications. Personally, I give them very little (if any) weight at all when hiring, but I'm confident there are also those who just LOVE seeing 'certifications' on a resume.

For me, most of them are pointless. I'd rather see experience on a resume and (in the case of someone young), experience doing things on their own systems. I put more value on how someone thinks and troubleshoots, than what pieces of paper they have their name on. My company gets a good amount of business from clients who hired 'quality, 100% certified' outsourcing firms...and we get brought in to clean up the mess. Yeah, they have 'certifications', that they got from doing exam dumps, taking sample tests, etc., until they can squeak by. But they don't have the knowledge to back it up.

It's up to you; it's your time and effort. Personally, I'd suggest spending time learning how to troubleshoot, configure, recover, and doing the 10,000 tasks that an admin will have to do on a daily basis, since that will serve you much better.
 
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Thx for the response!

Hi,

here on the East Coast I see many ads requesting some certification for Linux SysAdmins. That is why I wonder about Linux Foundation's certificate. I am pretty proficient - although not terribly experienced in a pro environment - with many things Linux (since over a decade now). I would strive to try to help some small businesses as a freelancer. I went through the forum's Linux-Certification section, but couldn't find much about Linux Foundation certification. That is the one I could do most easily.

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There are loads of threads on this site, asking about all sorts of certifications. Personally, I give them very little (if any) weight at all when hiring, but I'm confident there are also those who just LOVE seeing 'certifications' on a resume.

For me, most of them are pointless. I'd rather see experience on a resume and (in the case of someone young), experience doing things on their own systems. I put more value on how someone thinks and troubleshoots, than what pieces of paper they have their name on. My company gets a good amount of business from clients who hired 'quality, 100% certified' outsourcing firms...and we get brought in to clean up the mess. Yeah, they have 'certifications', that they got from doing exam dumps, taking sample tests, etc., until they can squeak by. But they don't have the knowledge to back it up.

It's up to you; it's your time and effort. Personally, I'd suggest spending time learning how to troubleshoot, configure, recover, and doing the 10,000 tasks that an admin will have to do on a daily basis, since that will serve you much better.
 
  


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