Linux certification

This may not be a full meeting, but still is something worth talking about.

Which certifications are available (LPI, etc).
Benefits/advantages of certification.
What areas are tested.

Comments

Re:Linux certification

I'd love to have a piece of paper to show people that I know what I'm talking about.
With all the dime-a-dozen MCSEs around here, it is a little odd to not have a Linux cert.
The price is certainly more attainable than a RHCE.

Re:Linux certification

Novell also has a cert: http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/cle/ I'd like to try LPI though. I've looked into where to register and take it and it is only 100 bucks for each test but there are 2 tests I think...so 200 bucks. If we got enough interest, maybe we could setup a "pre-test" study group to hammer home the items you need to really know.

Re:Linux certification

I think a discussion about which are industry recognized and beneficial for jobs accross the board. For example, CCIE and RHCE are the most respected certs in the industry (granted that CCIE is networking, but at least it is not windows). A discussion of whether LPIC will bring forth good consulting positions and how you would rank compared to a person with an RHCE and so forth.

Re:Linux certification

I'd like to see something about this myself, as it would be useful for my job.

Re:Linux certification

I'd like to hear about this. I've looked into LPI, and I have it on my "goals," but have yet to attempt it. I think it is only $100, but still haven't taken the time to do it. How hard is the test, and what to concentrate upon is what I'd like to hear.