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Mr. Muskrat (4572)

Mr. Muskrat
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I'm married with 2 girls. I work as a full time Perl programmer for a Land Mobile Radio company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

I am enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online working towards a Bachelor of Science in photography.

My other blog [blogspot.com]

Journal of Mr. Muskrat (4572)

Friday April 04, 2008
06:31 PM

Red Hat Certifications

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I have spent all week at the Red Hat office in Dallas taking RH131 Red Hat Linux System Administration.

Today I took the exam and it felt easy. It felt so easy that I really thought that I had aced the exam. Unfortunately, I didn't. I passed with an 87 though so now I'm a Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT). It's a pity that they don't tell you which parts you messed up on.

My next step will be to take RH253 Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. My goal is to be a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) (although if work will continue to foot the bill after that then I'll complete all of the classes and exams to be a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)).

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  • I took my RHCT so long ago it's since expired. I can't say the actual certificate has proved much use in real life, however I was very happy with the standard of the education I received from Red Hat and I have found the training very useful over the years.

    Red Hat may not be my favourite distro - Debian is clearly superior ;-) - but the standard of their training is head and shoulders above that of some others, SAP's is particularly atrocious.

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • They are very serious about their training, exams and certifications (which is why you have to sign a NDA before the exam; expect all sort of legal trouble should you attempt to dilute the brain pool).

      As for favorite distros, I don't really have one at this point. I cut my Linux teeth on Slackware back in the 90s. In the past I've tried Debian, LFS, Gentoo, Caldera, a slew that I can't recall the names of (many of which, like Caldera, are no more). RHEL is nice, as is Fedora, and I know where to find eve

      • They are serious and given how worthless some vendor's certifications have become they have good reason to be. For me it has turned out that the certificate has been useless however the training has been invaluable.

        I'm not a fan of pieces of paper, I have several and I know people with more than me you haven't got two brain cells to rub together and I know people with nothing on paper who I know are some of the smartest people I've ever known. The cynic in me knows that sometimes having pieces of paper ca

        --
        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."