[clug] Linux Certification?

Steve Barnes steve at echo.id.au
Wed Sep 3 05:56:16 MDT 2014

Sorry, my previous info regarding the RHCE exam cost was a little 
misleading (it was a while ago). To obtain the "full" RHCE certification 
you have to sit and pass both the RHCSA and the RHCE exam, so total fees 
would in fact be 2x $715.
  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 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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