[Linux-aus] Linux Certifications in Australia

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Sat Jun 30 03:56:05 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-30 at 13:06 +1000, Karl Phillips wrote:
> Hello, I'm currently working in IT in Sydney and I'm looking for some
> advise. I'm going to do a Linux Certificate and there are two
> available that I'm aware of: The LPI and Redhat Certs. My previous
> roles in IT have been on a help desk. I currently hold A+ and Server+
> equivalant certificates. 
> Can anyone advise which Linux cert holds more credibility? I'm
> eventually looking to get into small to medium business consulting in
> the Sydney area, any advise on what certificates and experience is
> needed for this would be fantastic. 
> Btw my background is about four years administration (hobbyist-not
> working)  using  Slackware. I've just moved to Suse,  because I like
> the  idea of  knowing a product inside and out that has large
> commercial backing (Novell has eDirectory, Zenworks etc). 
> Any thoughts are appreciated, I apologise if the post doesn't quite
> display as I expected, it's my first post to LA.
Hi Karl,

Welcome to the list :)

IMO Both the Redhat and LPI certs have cachet in the industry, however
the RHCE probably pips LPI at this moment in time due to the fact that
Redhat is a "name". LPI is still worth a look though.
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