[SATLUG] Linux Certifications

Garrett Heaton gbear14275 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 19:17:05 CST 2013


ignore the double responsibility please...

Motivation, professionalism and responsibility*


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Garrett Heaton <gbear14275 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Unfortunately while that may be true... Certifications do return their
> value when it comes to trying for employment.  Many companies don't know
> enough about what a certification means or if it's meaningful, but isn't
> that the same thing with a college degree too?  Either way the value of
> "having a certification" is more than just the technical skill.  It shows
> motivation, responsibility and responsibility.  I know lots of linux
> ninja's who would be passed over time and time again for an interview,
> because a novice contender had a certification, a sharp appearance and a
> clean resume.  That being said...
>
> Linux+ is an easy one, Red Hat certifications will carry more weight.
>
> Not sure if this is still available but you can get 3 certs for the price
> of one here...
> http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/partnership-programs/comptia
>
> A cert might help you get an interview... but after that, if they can't
> perform (including during interview questions) then they'll be quickly
> found out...
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM, Othniel Graichen <othniel at gmail.com>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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