On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 11:04:44AM +0000, thomas thumb wrote:
> Looking for a few opinions on Linux/UNIX certification.
> Firstly. If I apply for a system admin job in your company, would a
> cert influence you in any way? Are they a waste of time? Is experience
> all that counts?
Unless the company has a requirement for a particular certification (I don't
know about Linux, but Cisco partners must have a certain number of CCNAs,
CCNPs and CCIEs) certification might get you the interview but would probably
not get you the job unless you could back it up with real life experience.
> Secondly, Which would influence you more, a red hat or a solaris
> qualification? I know people are going to say red hat for a linux job,
> solaris cert for a solaris job but if I had a solaris cert and went
> for a linux job would it help and vice-versa?
Either - I'd expect Unix/Linux skills to be reasonably portable accross
> And thirdly if I went for a unix development job in your company would
> a unix admin cert help my application? Would I be more likely to get
> an interview?
Development is different - if you mean writing code. I wouldn't pay
much attention to system admin abilities in that situation, though having
some awareness of systems practices is still an asset,
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