"Doctors, lawyers and certified public accountants all require
certification, and IT consultant Doug Freyburger doesn't think
expectations of Linux professionals need to be any different.
"'They are respected and well paid because of their
certifications,' says Freyburger, a senior consultant for
Collective Technologies who is certified by skills-measurement site
Brainbench. 'To the extent that Linux certifications have the
promise to evolve to the level of the CPA certification tests, I
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