bryan.sant at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 11:36:34 MDT 2010
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Jacob Albretsen <jakea at xmission.com> wrote:
> Quoting Jared Smith <jaredsmith at jaredsmith.net>:
>> And for once, I agree with Fozz. What's this world coming to? Oh,
>> and here's an article on tech certs in general (with more specific
>> details about RHCE) that you might find interesting:
> Interesting that it says Security+ is number 3 on the list. My job
> required me to get a security certification and I ended up getting
> Security+ (wasn't my first choice, but cost the least). I read a
> book, took some practice tests, then went and nearly got 100% on it.
> I didn't find it particularly difficult compared to the studying and
> practicing I had to do to earn the RHCE.
> I'll also echo Aaron and others about the RHCT / RHCE. Having my RHCE
> has partially contributed to the last 3 jobs I've had. One
> specifically asked for it in the job description. The certification
> was worth the time.
Some data points for those interested:
Salary (RHCE vs MCSE vs Linux+)
(Notice that for the Linux+ cert it says "No Data" -- as in, no one
is asking for that)
Of course experience and other things play a huge factor in the salary
offered to any given candidate (so I wouldn't expect $60k+/yr right
after I got my RHCE), but I would think getting $40k-$50k/yr would be
Just some food for thought. I concur that getting the RHCE would
definitely be worthwhile.
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