Anyone have any linux certs?

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  1. Apothis

    Apothis New Member

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    I'm interested in persuing some linux certifications and I was wondering if anyone has already done this. I'm curious about how hard it was and how useful it is for getting IT jobs. (and which cert, of course)
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  2. CyberBullets

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    the RH certs are a joke. It's just a standerdized test that shows you know how to run/administer a linux box. I put it there with A+/Network+. All shit.
     
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    I'm thinking about the LPIC-1/2 certs presently.
     
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    might as well just apprentice to a unix admin. probably 1000x more benificial.
     
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    I don't know any.
    And for resume purposes, I'd like some paper anyway.
     
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    Actually no.

    To become a RHCE/RHCT you have to take a lab exam at the end like the CCIE exam. Where the instructor breaks shit and you have to fix it. Yes, there are written tests obviously, but the lab part can more than expected for the linux noob.

    The lab exam was easy for me since I had experience with NIS/NIX+ under solaris when I got my RHCE where everyone else bombed it, thinking it was going to be, edit the hosts table with pico bullshit.

    But, I digress. All certs are shit.

    I have solaris 7/8, rhce 3, tru64 5.x cluster, legato networker, veritas sf 3, hitachi sm, all are pretty stupid pieces of paper from pretty inane lab exams.

    real life million dollar issues to deal with at 3AM > *
     
  8. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    i some how doubt that the RHCE/RHCT exams are as hard as a CCIE exam.

    One of my buddies has hits RHCE/RHCT (also a prof at my university) and he keeps telling us it's shit. Just get a job working in a company with our degree and if we want to work hardcore in UNIX/Linux, just apprentice and work closely with the UNIX admins. They make the 6 digis for a reason and have a good 20+ years knowledge.
     
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    Not arguing that it's not as hard as CCIE exams, but it most certainly isn't a standardized A+ style test, you can't study for it just by reading a book.

    You don't need 20+ years to make 6 digits.
     
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    Certs or not, I'm looking to get future for myself in a non-MS environment, maybe Macs, preferably linux. I'm a pc tech with mid-level Windows skills, but this isn't exactly the direction I wanna go with my career. So I'm trying to find out how to shift my path in the nix direction, and certs seemed like they might be helpful for that. I've used linux off and on for the past few years, but that's just at home, not in a professional/enterprise setting. It didn't seem like that alone would be enough to get me very far.
     
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    Bottom line, unless the company you're working for is paying for the certs and or training, it is completely not worth it.

    Else, best to be admant and persue unix/linux tasks/projects in your department. Act as a jr analyst.
     
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    i was ment that they had a wicked knowledge base and have probably seen everything under the sun.
     
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    My employer is a huge fucking bunch of MS sackriders and there's not much I can do to change that. I'm lucky I haven't gotten more grief over dual-booting my workstation, but I can forget about getting much nix experience in any broader sense while here.
     
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    I took the RHCE week long class. Basically you learn all the redhat specific shit. then on day 5 you take a some tests. one part of the test the instructor breaks shit. if you know unix and a bit of linux to pass, but it ain't Rocket Science....

    it is funny though that the guy I work with hurried to take teh class and test first and didn't do well enough and only got the RHCT...
     
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    for the money, certs like RH133 are not worth it, but if you can get a company to pay for it, might as well do it. Like it or not, a cert is a cert, and it can help you get into another job.
     

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