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NetworkWorld: Getting Linux-certified

“Most networking professionals are probably familiar with
certification programs for various operating systems and
technologies. With more enterprises using Linux, several companies
have started to offer Linux certification and training.”

“Red Hat’s Certified Engineer (RHCE) program is a five-day
course that consists of four one-day labs followed by a
certification test taken on the fifth day. … However, the program
has been criticized by some for its poor accessibility and high
cost. The single-distribution focus of the training has also been
at issue with some Linux users looking for certification
options.”

“For Linux certification and training that isn’t tied to any
specific distribution, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has
less expensive certification test offerings. … The beginning
level certifies users beyond a basic help desk or power-user level
of knowledge. … The second level requires more in-depth study for
people looking for a system administrator’s level of certification.
The third level is for certification in more advanced and
specialized areas, such as database server administration or kernel
and device driver development.”

“Another option for distribution-neutral Linux certification is
the Sair GNU and Linux Certification program. Similar to the LPI
model, the program offers three levels of certification…”

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