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aarsh 09-02-2010 04:04 AM

which is the best?
Hi all, hereby I am starting a poll on Certification of your choice.

Kindly vote to your favorite certification and give reason as a reply.

so that all the members and also me will get aware about such stuff...

Please co-operate me ...

Thanking you in anticipation...
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aarsh 09-02-2010 04:09 AM

perhaps... LPI is distribution neutral certification...

EricTRA 09-02-2010 04:15 AM


Although a certification cannot hold a candle to experience I'm more in favor of LPI for the same reason as indicated by aarsh, the distro neutrality.

Kind regards,


aarsh 09-03-2010 05:53 AM

okay fine.. but though RHCE is why the most popular one ???

aneroid 09-15-2010 07:30 AM

LPI - distro neutrality.

It's probably their tagline :p

But there's no such thing as "Best" on that short list. 'Favourite' or 'Preferred' is more appropriate. 'Best' would imply what actually gets you or tests you for a) the most knowledge, or b) the better job

netdesignate 09-15-2010 08:28 AM

Apples to Apples...
The problem with this poll is that the various certification options are really very different. Only LPI & CompTIA are truly distribution independent, (or at least try to be) so those two are the only valid choices.

If you want RED HAT Certification, then that is what you should do... Ditto Novell.

aarsh 09-17-2010 08:41 AM

there are different kind of Exams in RHCE, this is what I cameto know and might not be true..., so which is the most popular Exam?

Additionally would any one please say that what are the average fees of each all these exam ?

vinaytp 09-23-2010 06:32 AM

Hi aarsh,

Following comments on LPI is only with reference to LPI 101 and LPI 102 exams.

LPI -- If you are strong enough with basic concepts of Linux, LPIC-1 is very easy to clear.

LPI -- Can't say fully vendor neutral. We consider Redhat, Debian and Slackware as major distros from which other distors are evolved. LPI covers Only Redhat and Debian based distros.

Example: Package managers like Yum , Apt-get are covered whereas SUSE's Yast is not covered.

Infact only few topics will change on vendor neutrality of LPI like Package Management, Network Configuration etc.

RHCE -- Extensive hands on is required to pass. Even RHCE is not tough in terms of questions being asked in exams. But Only the one who has got enough practice on command line will be Sucessful.

I Vote for RHCE, which Covers extensive topics in a single exam of 3.5 hrs. Where as you may have to take 5 LPI exams to cover same topics covered by RHCE.

All the best for your Certification !!

linuxlearner17 10-07-2010 10:13 PM

I agree there is no "BEST" but I'm going to say LPI (not trying to be biased since im studying for it) but I like the fact that it is distro neutral.

Most of the clients I have supported are either running RHEL, AIX or Debian (Ubuntu LTS)...

Regarding the LPI studies - I find it challenges me to work on all things and approaches Linux (Hardware, the command line and basic configs) and I hope that I will have enough industry experience and book smarts to tackle it and nail it!

All the best to you guys in your studies (if you're studying!)

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