[Re: Linux certification?]
lanbarnes at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 7 22:04:09 PDT 1999
Thomas Stiko wrote:
> Linux jobs, and Certification -- Chicago Trib.
> Tracy raises some valid points on certification,
> I know that certification is a bare minimum, but there is a definite need for Linux people in the job market, it will be critical to train the workforce in the next two years. Linux is like a tidal wave approaching faster and faster in the next two years. Let's open a discussion on how we can help those seeking jobs now in Linux , to be prepared for what is really needed at the workplace, that is what I am struggling with right now,
> So far, I believe Caldera has done the most, and I am
> am a three year user of Redhat.
> I listen intently to your comments, as I am getting ready to submit a curriculum to an educator whom is
> open to new ideas.
Well, for openers, the story is inaccurate (I believe even for
the Sep 12th dateline): Red Hat is currently training RHCEs, and
has over 600 accredited to date.
I have mixed feelings about any kind of computer certification,
but am less concerned with Linux than other certs like MSCE (pls
don't flame me if I got the acronym wrong). The reason?
Competition (RH, SuSE, this Gnu cert) will keep the quality up
and cost reasonable. M$ controls its own game, and does the usual
gouge/thrash on training.
In general I think vendors and distributors have a right to offer
cert on their product/distro, if only to set a minimum standard
for what someone should know before representing them. When, as
with M$'s, the cert becomes a general marketplace job
requirement, then both employers and candidates are being abused
-- but that's an issue best comprehended in the psychology of
PHBs (and the marketing strength of Redmond).
DISCLAIMER: I'm presently taking Red Hat RHCE training. I test
tomorrow. Try not to hate me too much, dear list.
Lan Barnes lanbarnes at earthlink.net
Icon Consulting, Inc 619-273-6677
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