Linux Certification (Redhat or Linux Professional Institute)

m currently looking at some sort of linux certification, either  RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer or Linux Professional Institute. I’m more inclined to go for the RHCE after asking some of the guys on the Edinburgh LUG users group.

I’m currently in the process of costing it, books, exams  costs. I’ll update this post as and when I have the information.

Linux Professional Institute

Both Prometric and Pearson VUE offer exams for this certification, all exams at approximately £88.00 per exam. The final core exam for LPIC-3 is currently £138.00 as of today on the Prometric website (Ouch!).

Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)
Requirements: Passing Exams LP101 and LP102

Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2)
Requirements: Passing Exams LP201 and LP202

Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3)
Requirements: Passing Exams LP301 Core

The LPIC-3 program consists of a single exam for LPIC-3 “Core” designation. A number of “specialty” exams are proposed as additional designations on top of the LPIC-3 “Core” certification. Proposed specialties include the following: Mixed Environment, Security, High Availability and Virtualization, Web and Intranet, and Mail and Messaging. The first such “specialty” designation, “Mixed Environment” was made available in January 2007. The next available speciality, “Security”, will be made available in February 2009.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

RH033 – 5 day Red Hat Essentials course will cost you £1497
RH131 – Red Hat Linux System Administration £1350
RH133 – Red Hat Linux System Administration (incl. RHCT) £1495
RH302 – RHCE – Exam Only £495

The Red Hat Training pages are here I’ve decided not to go the Red Hat way, although I would like to, it’s just too damn expensive. Looks like Linux Professional Institute for me I’m thinking.

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