[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 20 22:33:22 CDT 2009

i've seen people with degrees who aren't worth a sh**, and I've seen people with just real world experience that have gotten the job done when degreed individuals couldn't cut the mustard.  that's why you interview someone properly or you're just screwed regardless what kind of paper they have.


Rod G wrote: 
> I agree with Brad.  It is more than just having tech skills, you must be a
> team player or possess some people skills to be able to work in corp America
> On Jul 19, 2009 7:20 PM, "Brad Knowles" <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> on 7/18/09 6:52 PM, Bruce Dubbs said: >> IMO, the only Linux certification
> that's really worth anyt...
> 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 others do.
>> In the long run, any certification, RHCE, MSCE, BS, MS, PhD, LLD, CPA, MD,
> etc are only valuable...
> Very true.
>> Have you ever known anyone that has a large number of certifications and
> doesn't really know squ...
> 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.
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