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Re: RHCE certification

Most people rave about Oracle on Solaris. I just readily assumed someone using Oracle would know how to get around in a shell.

hike wrote:
Oracle is an application while RHEL is an operating system.

Certification in Oracle is an application certification.
Certification in RHEL is an OS certification.

See the difference?

SQL* is NOT the CLI!

Oracle trains people how to use the database.
Why do you think that they are trained in a shell or the CLI?


On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Ryan Golhar <golharam umdnj edu> wrote:

Its funny.  I know someone who is Oracle certified, yet she doesn't know
the first thing about getting around in a shell.  Always made me think what
these certifications really mean.

Stephen Carville wrote:

On Friday 22 August 2008 5:48 am, Johan Booysen wrote:

Yep they will be paying.  I see what you mean and of course it's true in
terms of having a piece of paper as opposed to actually being able to do
this or that.

Having said that, people over here also like the idea of things being
quantifiable, including certifications and suchlike.  So they're
investing in staff training, which I think is great.

Something that often gets overlooked in these discussions is that certain
contractors insist on certain certifications.  This is especially true of
the US government.   Several years ago I was competing with at least two
Solaris admins I knew were better qualified than me at that time.  Despite
that, I was chosen because I have a BS degree in Telecommunications and the
other two guys didn't have any degrees.  The contract required so many
Bachelor degrees so many Masters degrees and a couple three Phd's had to be
on the project.

Go figger...

It's not just for governments either.  Several times in my career I've had
to sign a release so my employer could attach evidence of my
"qualifications" to a bid.  It may sound silly -- it does to me -- but that
RHCE may someday make the difference between your employer getting a
contract or not.


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