[clug] Linux Certification?

Paul Wilson mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Wed Sep 3 03:04:10 MDT 2014

ok so where do get the resources or training material thats required
to do the exam, I did a quick google an looks like the Red Hat site
mostly refers to in-house courses eg 4 days approx $4,000


On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Michael Carden <crash at michaelcarden.net> wrote:
> The two Linux certifications that I'm familiar with are the Linux
> Professional Institute (LPI) ones and the various Red Hat varieties.
> These two camps differ significantly in their approaches both to skills
> evaluation and to educational methodology. There was a really interesting
> LCA presentation on the LPI philosophy back in 2005 which discussed their
> background and their methods. The most obvious difference between LPI and RH
> is that the LPI testing is done with paper and pen[0] and no access to a
> computer, while the Red Hat tests tend to be a bit more practical involving
> a live system that you have to work on.
> I can't comment on how useful certs are in getting a job, but I have my LPI
> cert listed on my resume and I currently have an all-day-every-day Linux
> job.
> --
> MC
> [0] Well they were approx 10 years ago when I did mine.

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