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By alanl0 ·
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I'm Thinking of enroling for a Linux Red Hat Cretification Course. Given that this is still a relitively new operating system for business use does anyone out there see this as a waste of my time or will it be worthwhile getting certificationat this time, as I will be paying for this myself I do not want to waste money on this as I could spend it on another certification.

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by spiceman In reply to Linux Red Hat Certificati ...

Your certification would be worthless unless you have solid experience in Linux. Problem with certifications are that they are version based and by the time you are certified you will need to upgrade your certification as well.

My suggestion is that you get good solid experience in administration, trouble shooting and installation and configuration of Linux. If then you almost know everything from experience and you can do all the exams in 6 weeks than do it.

If you are doing certification to get your first job then by all means do it - but as I mentioned less than a year ago we had ver 6.0, then ver 6.1, then 6.2 then 6.3 and now ver 7.0. So if you were certified in 6.0 what do you it all over again like NT MCSE are having to for Windows 2000.

Practice, practice and practical experience would help you better as you then can actually do the job!

Good luck.

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by lewey04 In reply to Linux Red Hat Certificati ...

Well only you will be able to decide if if it worthwhile when you are done. However, I would check to see if there is a demand for certified Red Hat Linux professionals in your area (or wherever you are willing to move or commute to).
If there isa demand for certified Linux professionals then you would probably recover your expenses. The previous post that mentioned that experience is really the key makes a very vaild point. I am a MCP and one test from my MCSE but my on-the-job experience of working and troubleshooting networks and various OS's is where I have learned the most. I went the certification route mostly for the self-satisfaction and extra knowledge to help me perform my job. Not to mention it will probably help my career in the long run.
By the way, I have played with Red Hat quite a bit but there just isn't much of a demand for Linux professionals in my area.
Hope this helps and good luck in whatever path you choose. Take care.

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