[lpi-discuss] Re: General comments on LPI levels -- LPIC-1 will
NEVER be Linux+ (so help me God)
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Wed Sep 14 08:56:12 EDT 2005
"ross e. brunson" <ross at brunson.org> wrote:
> NO, you got it wrong, he's not saying to have the Level 1
> be at the Linux+ Level, he's proposing we get off our dead
> asses and get a replacement for Linux+ at the LPIC 0 level.
Okay then, that didn't come off very clearly.
> Notice he suggested that Level 1 and Level 2 be merged
> into a single level, add a Level 0 and then move Level
> 3 down to a full-featured Level 2.
But at what level? It wasn't clear that he was saying
> See previous doh-slap.
Here's their _full_ post:
Again, I'm not seeing any clarity on it being Level 0.
> And it's going along as such a fast pace... We've not
> gotten enough people into Level 2 yet, much less having
> a sky-high Level 3 to someday achieve.
And this would change by merely renaming it LPIC-2?
> So, we suck less is the essential message? We have our
> challenges, like being recognizable outside of the people
> who breathe server exhaust for a living.
I think that has more to do with the "purity" LPI's fiscal
considerations than anything. The key is to get out there
and market, peer-to-peer.
That's what I do.
> I always remember the voice bump for the radio station in
> Chicago I heard long ago "Of all the radio stations in
> Chicago, we're.... one of them."
> Funny, I always have talked about the certs as being LPIC 1
> = 12months and Lpic 2 = 24months.
Whatever, 12 or 18, 24 or 36, it's still _not_ 6-months like
> Don't get me started on the CBT vs Practicum-based exams
> for this area of certification. Nothing says "I can do it"
> like actually having to DO IT under controlled
> that are recorded for posterity.
And LPI can afford to do this ... how?
That's the problem.
If you want to talk development time and costs along with
marketing, you _fundamentally_ change why LPI is different.
> Eek, "Male Caucasian Seeking Employment" is my LAST cert,
> always, right after Inet+.
Being a consult, you quickly become a "cert whore."
I had *0* certifications before 2003.
I had always thought my BSE and 12 years experience were
enough. They actually were, but HR and/or procurement
departments didn't see the little letters they liked.
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