On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Conor Wynne wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com>wrote:
>> > Hi,
> > I'm interested to know what people's views are on the available Linux
> > certification/training.
> > As I understand it, LPI and RHCE are the two main certifications available
> > and the former is somewhat RedHat-focussed whereas the other is a little
> > more distro-agnostic. If any of this understanding needs correcting,
> > please feel free to.
> > So my questions are:
> > 1. As an employer, would you have a preference for candidates with one or
> > other certification (or none at all)? Why?
I am no employer, but if I can influence the choice I would possibly
prefer the RHCE as this is a person with hands-on experience.
> > 2. As a student, would you choose to do one over the other? What would you
> > base that on? The answer "cos my employer chooses and is paying" is
> > perfectly valid of course.
>>> I would have a hard time paying for the RH436 myself, luckily it is valid
> for 5 years.
> the last one I did was on RH9, only had to re-certify for RHEL5.
When I did my RHCE (almost 2 years ago) I found it rather easy.. I
didn't have the training but had read the training manual and having
about 10 years SysAdmin experience on various distributions helps as
> > 3. Have you done one of these certifications? What did you think of it
> > (the training, curriculum, exam ...)?
> I rate the RHCE very highly because you either know what your 7doing or you
> don't. There is no middle ground.
I second that for the same reasons. One good point for LPI is the
independency from a specific (commercial) distribution. If you roll out
only debian/ubuntu or gentoo based systems this might be enough - I
haven't seen any practical exams on debian based systems.
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