[Linux-aus] Linux Certifications in Australia

Jon 'maddog' Hall maddog at li.org
Sat Jun 30 12:43:10 UTC 2007


I have not reviewed Red Hat's certification program in a while, so I
will let others on the list comment on that.

LPI is a non-profit that only does certification, not training.  As such
they concentrate on the topic of "what does a good systems administrator
have to know" and test to those topics.

One nice side effect of this is that you can gather the knowledge
necessary simply by going to their web site, looking for the detailed
objectives of the tests (an example is the URL below) and then study
that material.


LPI asked hundreds of system admins and managers what a junior and
senior systems admin should know, then developed the tests and the
objectives from that knowledge.

This means that you, the student, have the ability to choose the
learning method best for you:

o book
o CD-ROM based course
o lecture lab
o hard knocks

and you can prepare for it in your own time frame.

LPI also tries to be distribution agnostic.  A downside to that is that
they do not go into great depth on a particular distribution, and issues
of particular features of a particular distribution may go untested.

Nevertheless, for what a certification is really for, and how they
should really be used, LPI does a good job for a low cost.


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