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Re: lpic certification courses




On 11/28/2018 12:12 PM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> mj wrote: 
>> So I decided to LPIC certify myself, and after some googling, I ended up
>> doing the ucertify courses, purchased via lpimarketplace.
> 
> In general, certifications aren't worth much.
> 
> Notable exceptions:
> 
> - when you have neither formal education nor work experience, a
>   certfication is better than nothing. 
> 
> - if a particular prospective employer requires it *and* you are likely to
>   get the job with the certification
> 
> - if your current employer commits to paying for it, either in
>   reimbursement or (preferred) in an automatic pay rise
> 
> - CCIE (cisco), JNCIE (Juniper), RHCE (Red Hat) are moderately
>   respectable in their own right.
> 
> I manage systems administrators and network engineers. I've never made a
> decision based on a certificate. I weigh the three certs above as being
> slightly positive, and all others as being distractions.
> 
> When I hire a junior sysadmin, if I can't get relevant employment
> experience, I look for an ability to explain their home system(s) and
> detail it enthusiastically ...
> 

Out of curiosity, what would it take for a home system(s) to be
considered as being sufficient?

-- 
John Doe