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Old 01-30-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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UNIX / Linux courses and certification

I guess I'm really after the Australian users for this question. I've given my blurb a few times before so I'll be brief.

I'm a 19 year student in Australia and would like to pursue a career in Network/Cyber Security. Something I believe would be very beneficial in my current situation is to pursue and obtain a certification in UNIX/Linux.

a) Partly to fill in the gaps of my knowledge
b) Partly to rid any uncertainties of commands and concepts
c) partly to receive the piece of paper that says I can do it which is proving to be something people are wanting.

I was investigating the CISCO Fundamentals of UNIX course (I didn't realise they had one either) but I'm having trouble locating and academies which will run it. I'm basically wanting to know of any distinguised and comprehensive certifications I could look out for or attempt to become 'officially knowledgeable of UNIX/Linux".

I don't mind doing the course via correspondance or E-learning - just so long as it's worth my while.

Thanks in advance,

P.S. On an unofficial basis I'm developing familiarity with the BSD family. I've got a couple of OPBSD servers built or in the process thereof and a FreeBSD fileserver. Even the fundamental commands I know I'm only using primatively and just feel a course in something like this would be highyl beneficial and of course the certificat at the end always looks good to employers


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Old 01-31-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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You might want to ask this in the certifications forum (but don't double post -- this thread should get moved). Anyway, there are lots of different certs, including ones just for security. At least in the US, many employers will pay your certification fees if they hire you and want you to do the training. Having a university degree is also a good thing.
Old 01-31-2005, 09:18 AM   #3
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If you really want to become expert then only UNIX/Linux won’t help you. You need to know pits and falls of all network operating system used in commercial world including W2K/BSD/Linux/Solaris etc. Extensive networking knowledge and scripting shell, perl etc all are needed.

Start with LPI or RHCE, then some security certificate and CISCO etc.

Also remember these certificate plays much better role if you have BS/BCA/BSC in CS/IT/Networking etc.
Old 03-02-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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To re-iterate what Nixcraft said, the LPI and the RHCE's are pretty much the standard. If you want to have some network chops on a CV, the lowest CISCO too would be immeasurably helpful, aside from that the best outright vendor cert would probably be the Solaris certs.




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