[Linux-aus] Re: Ubuntu Certification

Michael Davies michael at msdavies.net
Thu Apr 6 10:25:02 UTC 2006

On 4/6/06, Matt Palmer <mpalmer at hezmatt.org> 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.

Sure you can get that whichever way.  I was just suggesting that a
certification that is practical rather than multiple choice is less
likely to be fluked by someone who doesn't know what they are doing.


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