LPI suggestions -- stop comparing the RHCT/RHCE v. LPIC-1/2/3
wc at uk2.net
Sun Jun 29 16:50:59 EDT 2003
Yes indeed all worthy comments, but I'm afraid the burning question is
still there....categorisation, NOT comparison as someone suggested. It
is easy for certified people to consider and discuss the merits of each
qualification and summarize each as being 'vendor neutral' and 'vendor
based' but what of new candidates for the exams, what direction should
they take?. Surely it is potential exam candidates that matter more?
Perhaps you would have easy distinction if you CATEGORISE in manner
similar to a degree from an institute of technology (RH)and a degree
from a university (LPI) i.e. LPI justify their qualifications based on
quality, independency, a requirement to have a broad range of knowledge
to pass, rather than the ability to do set lab-based tasks in under 2.5
hrs. Industry is not like that, rather its better to take care in
pressing the enter button and understand what you are doing than type in
as many commands as possible. For example someone could be coached in
doing the set tasks (which I have seen).
In any event LPI need to identify their market better and stand above
others as the standard bearer of quality or else face extinction from
what seems to be a growing RH shop in industry (in the UK at least).
PS. Yes I agree you cannot compare RH v LPI v CompTIA V SAIR directly,
but you must be able to categorise each against each other or else how
does one make a decision about which one to take?
2003-06-29 at 19:42, kara at lpi.org wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2003 rahim at geekmail.cc wrote:
> > Would it be fair to say that vendor-based exams test ones knowledge and
> > practical use of a product while vendor neutral tests examine ones knowledge and
> > use of a technology.
> Aha, finally something simple and quick to answer :-) Yes, the whole
> point is that vendor based "product" certifications are quite different
> from vendor neutral "job" certifications.
> RHCE (which I completed in 99) is a product cert, certifying you on Red
> Hat's products. LPI, through psychometric survey, evaluates the actual job
> and creates content based on those results, independent of vendors.
> I personally agree as well that the RHxx programs and LPI are extremely
William Cooper <wc at uk2.net>
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