LPI suggestions -- stop comparing the RHCT/RHCE v. LPIC-1/2/3
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sun Jun 29 12:12:10 EDT 2003
On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 07:12, William Cooper wrote:
> Hopefully this table or something similar would provide the guidance people
> need for Linux qualifications.
I think trying to compare the RHCT/RHCE and LPIC-1/2/3 is ludicrious.
There former are lab-based exams, the latter are computer-administered
exams. Depending on how people take exams, one or the other may be more
For example people with a lot of experience, but poor reading
comprehension skills can easily get bested by a computer-administered
exam, while passing a lab-based exam. All Sun Solaris exams (SCSA,
SCNA, SCSecA) are nitorious for doing this, and the LPIC-2s can be
somewhat as well.
In the same regard, someone who studies intensely, but has little to no
experience, _can_ pass a computer-administered exam (probably the
LPIC-1), but will fail _utterly_ even the "lowly" RHCT (especially the
100%/70% compulsory I/III sections).
Note, I _will_ agree that the RHCE Section II, multiple choice, _is_
"far easier" than _any_ LPI exam (or most other IT certification exams
for that matter). It's straight-forward and the overwhelming majority
of people get an 85%+ on it (3 out of 4 that fail still do). But that's
only an extremely _minor_ part of the entire RHCE exam.
So I believe we should stop trying to make "direct" comparisons of the
RH and LPI programs.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. b.j.smith at ieee.org http://thebs.org
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