"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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