On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:57:01 +0000
Thomas Bridge <thomas at wibble.to> wrote:
> People recruiting Linux people know certifications are
> not the be all and end all.
That's because it's currently not 'mainstream', but what happens when
it does become mainstream and small accounting firms are ringing their
suppliers looking for 'linux' people... The need for certification will become
more important for people outside the IT arena.
Most of the people inside the IT sector know how good or bad a certification
is - most people use for to shortcut explainations for people outside the IT sector.
Inside the IT world your credability is more based on your experience and reputation,
than what bits of paper you have collected.
The linux part of the IT world is lots smaller - so reputation counts for a lot more.
As the linux world grows the number of people that claim linux qualifications will climb.
Some of those will be the type of people that list dos, win 3.1, win 3.11, win95, win98,
word 97, word 2000 individually on their CV's... They'll happily add 'linux' because it is mentioned
on the job spec.
Certification will become more important then for people starting into the linux sector.
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