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Tue Jul 24 14:07:43 EDT 2007
I too have no formal education and certs hold no special meaning for me except in this case where my company has requested that I get it. The way I look at it is that it is an opportunity to learn. However I'm sure I don't know the 'RedHat' way of doing things especially since I have been using Debian for the bulk of my Linux experience. I am concerned about the pass/fail rate especially as it relates to the amount of money they want for the 'training'+test. I am thinking that the end of August may be premature to take the test as I really do not want to pay for it more than once as the it will then be on my dime. I am interested in feedback as to what the testing is really like? How could I best prepare myself for a distribution specific exam? Also is there anyone else looking at taking the exam in the Sept. Oct. time frame that would like to get together and study for it in a structured way? Lastly is there any alternative in addition to the LPI?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver at buni.org>
To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:48:41 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] RHCE
Me too :-)
David McDowell wrote:
> I'm a good example... I quit college and have NO certs... been in IT
> over 10.5 years now and doing fine. :)
> On 7/24/07, Andrew C. Oliver <acoliver at buni.org> wrote:
>> Ironically I've worked at more than one place that threw out certified
>> resumes on the logic that you only got certifications to make up for a
>> lack of experience. I can't say I always agree with that logic.
>> John F. Davis wrote:
>>> I worked with a guy once who had a ton of certifications, Java
>>> programmer, Microsoft etc. He must have had 10 MS certifications.
>>> I also remember when he had difficulty getting his laptop online via
>>> wireless. I told him to install the latest driver and follow the
>>> directrions online.
>>> Four or five hours later, after he had deskside support working with him
>>> they figured out how to install the drivers and get wifi working.
>>> In my opinion, certs are meaningless.
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