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LinuxPlanet: A New Day, a New Certification: Red Hat Certified Technician

Jan 16, 2003, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"So you know something about Unix or Linux, but you're not quite up for a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or a Linux Professional Institute LPI Certification (LPIC) Level 2 certification? Well, then, Red Hat has a certification for you: the Red Hat Certified Technician.

"This certification, according to Red Hat, is a mid-level, lab-based title is for anyone 'transitioning to Linux from other UNIX operating systems, or who want to prove their competencies at a midway point on the way to RHCE.'

"What that means in practice is that to get this certification you have to pass a pass/fail hands-on examination. In this three hour RHCT Certification Lab Exam, you'll face two challenges. In the first one-hour part, you're presented with a Red Hat 8.0 system that you must diagnose and troubleshoot. In the second, two-hour part of the exam, you must install a Red Hat system and attach it to a network with such services as DNS, DHCP, and NFS..."

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