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Topic # 116425 29-Apr-2013 09:02 Send private message

I have been put forward by my company to do the training to become a Certified Linux Professional but I'm not sure whether it's going to be of any benefit as you don't see a great deal of Linux focussed roles out there so I was wondering if anyone had any comments?

I'm from a Windows background and have little exposure to Linux/Unix etc so I'm basically starting from scratch.

Thanks guys

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  Reply # 807348 29-Apr-2013 13:56 Send private message

Trust me there are lots of Linux roles out there at present.

Personally I'd look, and not just because I work for them, I'd take a look at the Red Hat courses, in particular RHCSA and RHCE centric.

Generally most Linux training is valid across multiple distributions. Back when I was at IBM I did a bunch of SLES centric training, but we managed a mix of RHE and SLES systems.




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  Reply # 807482 29-Apr-2013 15:38 Send private message

Yes that's my main concern as we're only really being put forward because Novell are funding the training and giving the exam vouchers for free.

I don't want to invest my time and energy into a worthless certification as SUSE certainly doesn't seem to be the flavour of choice and, as you said, RedHat does

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  Reply # 807494 29-Apr-2013 15:51 Send private message

A person with SUZE certification would be able to get the hang of a Red Hat system in a reasonably short time.

Red Hat have an less restricted version of their Linux distribution called Fedora. If you want to get up close and personal with a Red Hat like system download the Fedora installer disc and set it up on a computer you have lying around.

The only real problem training in one Linux distribution over another is the gibbering baboons who run personel departments are often unaware the differnces of one over the other are minor.

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  Reply # 807529 29-Apr-2013 16:21 Send private message

ObidiahSlope:

The only real problem training in one Linux distribution over another is the gibbering baboons who run personel departments are often unaware the differnces of one over the other are minor.


Nods

Heck I've been trying to convince Solaris admins that picking up Linux is relatively easy for year.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 807536 29-Apr-2013 16:28 Send private message

If you want to learn RedHat then you can get CentOS, it is essentially identical - but free.

The major difference between distros is the tools; RedHat has its own preferred admin tools, as does Debian.  But they are all pretty similar when you get down to it, and if you can use for eg. yum, you can use apt without much learning curve (and so on).

It seems as if RHCE is more recognised, so go for that if you have a choice.

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