Linux Foundation announced new certification program

hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Posts: 1,209Member ■■■■■□□□□□
I haven't made a post here in a while, but I came across this on Facebook. Not sure where I should post this thread, but thought I should share here. Here you go.

Linux Foundation Announces New Linux Certification Program

I hope this new cert is as good as the LPIC/RHCE/Linux+.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,741Mod Mod
    This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
  • dacasldacasl Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the heads up on this. I just finished my Linux+ the other day and was looking for something to work on next. BTW, it only costs $50 for the first 500 people who sign up. I just registered and will share my experience once I take the exam (you have 12 months to schedule after registering).
  • ItrimbleItrimble Posts: 221Member
    When you registered, which distro did you choose ?
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  • ItrimbleItrimble Posts: 221Member
    Well.. I bit the bullet, I chose CentOS (as it is a Red Hat clone)
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  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    Great find.
  • dacasldacasl Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I chose CentOS as well. I have been considering going for a RHCSA/RHCE, so I figured that would be the best one :)
  • petedudepetedude Posts: 1,510Member
    Itrimble wrote: »
    Well.. I bit the bullet, I chose CentOS (as it is a Red Hat clone)

    Call me crazy, but I bit the bullet as well. Picked CentOS, as I had used that quite a bit when setting up a virtual test network a few months ago.
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  • ItrimbleItrimble Posts: 221Member
    I've signed up, but I don't see any course books, anyone know what the curriculum is, or where I can watch training videos, download books, etc?
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  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
  • ItrimbleItrimble Posts: 221Member
    That's funny. I signed up for that course a month ago.
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  • dacasldacasl Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Currently looking into this too. They have an overview of what's covered on the exam here:

    Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

    There's also an outline of the objectives covered by the paid training course:

    Courses

    I am going to be starting off with the videos available through the Linux Academy, and the following books I picked up for the Linux+ and RHCE exams:

    - LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell
    - RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Jang)

    I will add any others I come across.
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    Did you finish the course?
  • ItrimbleItrimble Posts: 221Member
    I had forgotten all about it. But I logged back in, and will power through it, have you taken it ?
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  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    Like you, I signed up for it. Took a few lessions. In looking at the new Linux cert, I think I know most of the subjects, except for LVM. I am worried about the performance based aspect.
  • darkerosxxdarkerosxx Posts: 1,343Banned
    If you signed up for CentOS, just use Red Hat's plethora of free documentation on access.redhat.com
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I wonder if it is really worth the money you'll pay for it? If you have RHCE or some SLES/LPIC certs what is the reason to get another Linux cert? I couldn't find any of the Linux Foundation certifcations in any job requirements so what is the point to get LFCS or LFCE if you are RHCE or even RHCA?
  • NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Posts: 1,343Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    brombulec wrote: »
    I wonder if it is really worth the money you'll pay for it? If you have RHCE or some SLES/LPIC certs what is the reason to get another Linux cert? I couldn't find any of the Linux Foundation certifcations in any job requirements so what is the point to get LFCS or LFCE if you are RHCE or even RHCA?


    I wonder the same thing. These certs are fairly new, what's the value to employers?
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  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    For me the value is a low cost test to see if I am ready for the other certs. Currently I am not being pressed for any certs at work, but that may change. I am fairly confident in the Red Hat area, at least for this test, since that is what I support. Debian is another story. As well as Suse. I work on one Suse machine.
  • tier~tier~ Posts: 86Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I doubt many employers know it exists yet since it was literally just announced. Being that it's completely performance based I expect the LFCS to be more in-depth than the LPIC-1 for instance and more on par with the Red Hat exams. I realize that most of the Linux community doesn't seem to value certs but at this discounted price point of $50 it almost seems like a no brainer.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,741Mod Mod
    Come on, of course it's not going to have much value or be seen in any postings at this very second. As others have said it is extremely new. The Veeam certification has been around longer and it still doesn't show up anywhere.

    I've been looking for an excuse to take a Linux cert and move from my eternal newbie status. Signed up for it. What the heck.
  • MinaryMinary Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I just signed up for the exam too. I think the discount ends 24 Aug. (today)

    I was working towards the RHSA. This one looks comprehensive too.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I signed up for CentOS as well.
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  • MinaryMinary Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I think I am going to do the Redhat exams and then do this one in Ubuntu on the side ( you can change it even after you register ). Redhat would certainly be more recognised and would be required in some jobs.
    This one might be good but it will take a while for employers to know about it and recognise it as being equal to Redhat (if it is).

    Couldn't turn down $250 off anyway ! Damn certs are a rip off. Dropping €400 on Redhat. uggh..
  • imthatguyimthatguy Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Purchased voucher for sysadmin exam for CentOS
  • PupilPupil Posts: 168Member
    Am I too late for this promotion? I'd love to sit a performance based Linux exam especially in a distro of my choice.
  • imthatguyimthatguy Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sorry, Pupil--this promotion ended on the 24th. Hopefully, they will have another round of discounted exams as they continue to get the word out.
  • ajmatsonajmatson Posts: 289Member
    Hello all,

    I'm curious for those who bit the bullet, how was the exam for you? Was it complex and do you feel its a worthy certificate to have? How is it compared to the LPIC-1?

    Thanks :)
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  • RemedympRemedymp Posts: 834Member
    Any updates?

    The foundation posted a black Friday deal with vouchers for $100. That price is a no brainier in my opinion.
  • RemedympRemedymp Posts: 834Member
    No one has taken this exam yet???icon_confused.gif:
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    Not I, I signed up, but don't have a real feel on its difficulty. The one review I saw, the guy failed it, but took it again. I don't know if he passed the second time. I will be real good and ready before I use my voucher.
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