Thu, 23 May 2002 14:13:47 -0400
On Friday 24 May 2002 12:46, Kyle Anderson wrote:
> I was wondering about some useful computer certifications.
Certifications are mainly useful for getting your resumé past the HR
drones so you can get an interview set up.
> linux related or others.
Here's *my* Linux certification:
(put all that on one line.) HR may not understand it, but techies
> I would like to have some marketablity.
The RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer) is a good one to get if you can
afford it. The suits may have heard of Redhat, and the techies and the
more intelligent suits know that the RHCE has a hands-on component.
(For one part of the test, they set up a Redhat installation, the test
proctor breaks stuff, you have the root password and 2 hours to fix as
much stuff as you can without reinstalling everything.) This usually
requires actual skill/experience, not just night-before cramming.
SAIR has a GNU/Linux cert as well. I didn't research their stuff much,
but they are pretty well-respected.
Also, when announcing your marketablity to prospective employers, it's a
good idea to check your speling and proofread carfully to see if you
any words out.
> what are the prerequisites for such certifications.
Like Brian said, you generally pay the money and take the test; you pass
the test, you get the cert. Structured levels and prerequisites ("You
must have "RHCE 'little penguin'" and "RHCE 'medium penguin'" before
taking the test for "RHCE UBER-H4X0R") aren't consistent yet and vary
with which vendors you decide to study with.
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