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    which linux certifiication is best

    Hello
    I was wondering if anyone might have an opinion on the various certification exams. Their are three or four of them. Any comments are appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    Not an OS support question . Moved to Ubuntu Linux and OS Chat.
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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    Hi Emerson,

    Certifications are meant to be a demonstration of your experience and skills. What are your experience and skills?
    What kind of work are you looking for?

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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    I have experience in assembly and repair of pc's. I've dabbled with linux for 10+ years. Finally I'm with linux for goood. Linux has improved light years and finally I can leave Windows behind as a bad memory. My aspirations are unclear. I'm unsure what the job market is, so I can better assess my occupational goals. I beleive I would aspire to Linx system administartion if the market has a need for sysadmin.

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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    There is a lot of good information in the Certifications subforum of linuxquestions.org: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...tification-46/

    LPIC is a popular test of general Linux skills. Ubuntu offers an Ubuntu Certified Professional certification, but to be honest with you, I don't think it carries the same weight professionally as the Red Hat exams, which have a great reputation.

    I work as a Windows admin and don't have any certs, so I'm afraid I don't have advice from my own personal experience, except that it is certainly possible to get a job without certifications. From what I hear, a lot of times, the purpose of having the certs is to get past the resume-screening software at the HR department, which is scanning for certain key words and phrases.

    ps I wouldn't be so eager to leave Windows behind, as even if you get a job working with Linux, very often it will be a mixed Linux/Windows environment. If you know stuff like active directory, exchange server, etc. it makes your resume that much more attractive.
    Last edited by snowpine; June 28th, 2013 at 12:29 AM.

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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    I have been in the industry for over ten years and don't have any certs. Personally, I think self cultivation is far more rewarding than figuring out how to pass someone else's test. As for Windows, I agree, it has personally held the industry back a number of years but it is all passing away now, like a nightmare. I can't wait until Microsoft unveils their next flagship OS and the market simply yawns, yet again.

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    Re: which linux certifiication is best

    Red Hat is probably the most recognised.

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