[CentOS] Re: [OT] Linux/CentOS Volunteer or PT Work

Wed Dec 6 18:37:19 UTC 2006
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

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12/6/2006 9:31 AM:
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Nick Webb" <webbn at acm.org>
>> PG,
>> So did you end up getting your RHCE or did you decide it wasn't work
>> the trouble for the benefit?
>> Nick
> No, I didn't get it yet, but it's still on my to-do list.
> I always get pulled into Windows related projects with my current employer because my professional experience is more Windows heavy. I would like to get on a project that involves Redhat, but can't see that happening unless I give them some kind of justification that I have some level of competence with Linux. 
> Direct job related experience with Linux, of course, would be the best. But if you don't have that experience, and you can't get the opportunity to get it it because you don't have previous experience (the old catch-22), then a fairly well regarded cert is going to help justify giving you a chance. The cert on its own probably won't clinch anything for you, but the cert plus other real world experiences here and there might do the trick.
> PG
Certs are like a college degree in another way...
Some employers see both as your willingness to learn new things, and your
ability to carry out a task to completion, even if it takes time.
But too many certs might make you look over-qualified. An employer might be
afraid that you will bail to greener pastures after they have a significant
investment in you.


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