[clug] Linux Certification?

Michael Carden crash at michaelcarden.net
Wed Sep 3 03:31:00 MDT 2014

My observation is that the Red Hat path is usually followed by people whose
company pays for a course and an exam.

The LPI path is followed by... um, nobody other than me as far as I can

I bought an O'Reilly LPI book, read it and did everything it suggested. I
also try to have a copy of RUTE downloaded to every machine I own, but I
haven't looked at it in a few years.


On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Paul Wilson <mylists at wilsononline.id.au>

> 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
> Paul
> 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
> > 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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