[Linux-aus] Re: Ubuntu Certification

Matt Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Thu Apr 6 09:02:02 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 08:37:03AM +0930, Michael Davies wrote:
> On 4/5/06, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer at hezmatt.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 06:36:27PM +1000, Del wrote:
> > > Having said that, the RHCE is a fairly respected industry qualification, and
> > > well sought-after by a number of large companies.
> >
> > The same could be said of the MCSE -- with a similar level of credulity with
> > anyone who knows what they're actually doing.
> A bit harsh - RHCE is 2/3rds practical exam.  Here is a machine, make
> XYZ happen or here is a broken machine, fix it.  That tests real world
> skills - its easier to guess your way through a multiple choice exam
> than to fix a broken machine.

Considering that I[1] have been sent in at various times[2] when the RHCEs
have failed (with a good success rate so far), I have my doubts about the
ultimate respectability of the certification.

But, then again, I'm not exactly enamoured of certifications in general, so
I'm probably not a good person to be singing their praises.

- Matt

[1] someone who has quite limited RedHat-specific skills, and certainly a
lot less experience with RH-based systems than I would *hope* a RedHat
certified professional would have.

[2] Make DRBD work, restore crashed system, build autoinstalling SOEs. 
Nothing stunningly difficult.

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