Certification, Training and where Fedora can fit in -- WAS: My Final Summary (and I'll Shutup)

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sat Apr 22 17:36:00 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 12:19 -0400, Alex Maier wrote:
> Actually, Red Hat has recently expanded its benefits program for Red
> Hat Certified Professionals ...

Excellent!  I was up at LinuxWorld Boston to partake in some LPI
efforts.  One thing that I had to point out is that both LPI and Red Hat
have been ignoring their Alumni, while Novell does a far better job.

[ NOTE:  I only have a CNA, not a NCLP/NCLE, while having the Linux+,
LPIC-1/LPIC-2 and RHCE.  So I'm not biased towards Novell, just stating
the obvious that LPI (like Red Hat) should do a better job.  But even
LPI sent me certificates and the best quality cards I've ever seen --
not bad for only paying $400 (actually $320 with discounts). ]

> You will find Cert Central here:
> https://www.redhat.com/training/certification/ and log in using your
> cert number.
> Forgive me if this sounds like plugging, but I hava spent past four
> months getting this done, and couldn't help :)

No, no, this is a Red Hat list!  Yes, it's Fedora, but I brought up the
comment.  My apologies if I prompted your post and people feel both were
off-topic, but I'm _glad_ to see this happening.

But back on point about Fedora, I don't really see Fedora being able to
offer a certification.  *HOWEVER*, I *DO* see the "Fedora Ambassadors"
offering "free training" on Fedora at LUG meetings and other events
(which possibly leads into RHEL too).  That will lead to greater
attendence for the LUGs.  Win-win.

I made the same argument with LPI by leveraging its Alumni at their
local LUGs too.

Bryan J. Smith             Professional, technical annoyance
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