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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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is RHCE certification useful for career advancement ?

I am BTECH CSE student. everybody is suggesting that knowledge of linux is essential for successful career in linux. most are also suggesting that go for RHCE certification.

is this RHCE neccessary or just having knowledge of linux is sufficient
Old 01-29-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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To be effective in a practical sense, knowledge / experience is the key.
However(!) many companies / recruitment agencies have been known to as for Certs eg RHCE in order to get to the interview stage.
Note also that if you don't have any commercial experience to show, a cert may help convince them to give you a chance.

You should research the job market in your locality and see how many ads ask for a cert.
Old 01-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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RHCE is good if concepts are crystal clear

I have seen lot of persons having the certification but little bit of knowledge. people are preparing
for certifications by cramming. that is useless.

so RHCE is very useful if you can implement all the topic practically. otherwise useless
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A certificate indicates that you've good knowledge of Linux. But with a certification, companies expect more from you and you've to prove your relevent knowledge.

A certificate will help you only if you've real knowledge and skills in Linux. Else, for me, it's just a piece of paper!

Anyway, I think you are a newbie in Linux, so before going for certification, you should better prepare and develope your skills in Linux for few months.
You can opt for some training or just install any Linux distro on your PC and follow some guides, and keep practicing.
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start using linux on daily basis. first decide which distributions you want to use. whether RedHat (RHEL,Fedora, CentOS) based or
debian (Ubuntu) based. or initially you can try both types.

join some training or best solution is to suggest to your college about conducting 1-2 day workshop on linux in your college. go for
certification after having at least 1 year of linux exposure.


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