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Recently I've been considering training to become a Linux system admin, and I figure I'll need some sort of certification to get a job in the field. I looked into what is offered by Red Hat, Novell, CompTIA, and the Linux Professional Institute, and I think Red Hat's RHCT and RHCE courses and certifications are my best bet. They seem to be both highly regarded and extremely comprehensive.
Does anyone here know anything about the various Linux certifications or have any advice about getting an entry-level Linux system admin position?
I took the RHEL certification classes a few years ago. Overall, I thought they were very good classes, but since a lot of the material was stuff I already knew, I found it to be a bit boring. However, there was good stuff in there, such as how to properly setup squid, Apache, DNS (bind), dhcpd, iptables, and others. It was pretty focused on the Red Hat way of doing things, but the instructor we had also showed us the non-Red Hat way in some cases.
However, I was the admin for two Linux servers at my job way before I took these courses. How good they are to have for getting an entry-level position is something I'm not sure of.