[Linux-aus] Re: Ubuntu Certification

Jonathon Coombes jon at cybersite.com.au
Thu Apr 6 09:55:02 UTC 2006

On 06/04/2006, at 11:00 AM, Matt Palmer wrote:

> 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.

Agreed. This matches my experience also.


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