[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise
brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Jul 19 19:20:38 CDT 2009
on 7/18/09 6:52 PM, Bruce Dubbs said:
>> IMO, the only Linux certification that's really worth anything are the
>> ones from Red Hat,
> I don't like any vendor specific certifications. I think the LPI (Linux
> Professional Institute) certifications are OK, but I do admit that they
> are not as rigorous or as well known as RH.
I generally don't like vendor-specific certifications myself, but there
are some that are actually worthwhile, and others that may be somewhat
less worthwhile but at least carry a certain level of respect in the
business world. The Red Hat certs are both worthwhile and have the
respect of the business community. So do the Cisco certs. Not many
> In the long run, any certification, RHCE, MSCE, BS, MS, PhD, LLD, CPA,
> MD, etc are only valuable to someone doing some hiring. If they don't
> have the ability to really evaluate your skills (and many don't), then
> they rely on these certifications as poor substitutes.
> Have you ever known anyone that has a large number of certifications and
> doesn't really know squat? I certainly have.
Yeah, and I've known some people that had what I consider to be
worthwhile certs who were total jackasses, and not people I would want
to work for, with, or have work for me. So even if the cert is a good
one, that doesn't necessarily mean that the person attached to the cert
is one that should be hired.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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