[SATLUG] Linux Certifications

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Thu Feb 28 19:11:23 CST 2013

All the cert discussions I've seen have indicated that RHCE will help
get a job. I haven't heard of anyone getting a job with Linux+. (I'm not
saying it doesn't happen - I just haven't heard of it.)

Has anyone on the list known someone to do the Ubuntu cert?

On 02/28/2013 06:58 PM, Othniel Graichen wrote:
> In the Microsoft world, certs are pieces of paper that tell other people
> that
> you have cookie cutter skills.  You are certified to know what other people
> know.  You can be trusted to handle certain tasks without creating serious
> problems at a certain pay scale.
> In the Linux world, you actually have to know what you are doing -- not
> just have a piece of paper saying you know something.  Linux people
> are not interchangable -- they are not generic.
> Do some software development.  Learn what is under the hood.
> Do "Linux from Scratch."  Distributions are nice, but obscure the
> beauty of Linux.
> Othniel
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Jon Mark Allen <jm at allensonthe.net> wrote:
>> All,
>> I have a friend who is looking to move more toward a linux career, and he
>> asked:
>> "If I wanted to go get a Linux cert to add to my skills and possibly
>> shift my focus more towards linux, what certs do you think are most
>> marketable?  It seems like there are a few different certification
>> paths."
>> While I use linux daily, it's not my day job and I really haven't
>> explored that area much.
>> What advice would this group have in response to such a question?
>> Thanks! :-)
>> --
>> JM
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