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RHCE2B.COM: An MCSE in Linux Land

Nov 24, 2000, 22:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Shanks)

[ Thanks to Randy Flood for this link. ]

"In a market where technical certifications carry more weight than ever before, more and more vendors are offering certifications of their own. Where competition exists, debate thrives, and the certification market is no exception. Is this certification better, hotter, more lucrative than the rest? Whether you want some solid credentials in order to get into the IT industry, or you're working toward listing the complete alphabet after your name on your business cards, at one point or another you're likely to wonder just where to go next."

"A year ago, that's where I was. Already an MCSE and getting restless, I was faced with the dilemma of what to pursue. The salary surveys I'd been reading pointed favorably toward the MCSD certification. With some reluctance, I pushed those thoughts aside and decided to step outside the Microsoft arena and explore. After passing through the Cisco kingdom, picking up their entry-level design and support certifications along the way, I found myself being drawn to the mysterious world of Linux. I couldn't really explain why, so I passed it off as good experience. I want to work in security eventually, and one does need to know Unix to know security, right? And Linux is pretty much Unix, isn't it? Deep down, I think I was just curious about the fanaticism I?ve seen surrounding Linux, but so began the journey."

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