[lpi-discuss] Re: General comments on LPI levels -- after 14
years, they still call me an "Intern"
alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Wed Sep 14 19:10:03 EDT 2005
On Wednesday, 14 September 2005 22:42, Mark Miller wrote:
> > I can attest to the skill level required to pass LPIC-1. Junior
> > (current usage) is not an adequate adjective. It's not Senior
> > either but the average LPIC-1 that has passed through me runs
> > rings around the average MCSE that attends my courses. To have
> > the cert be desirable, it needs a name that communicates
> > something desirable.
> Woo hoo! Can we use this in our marketing materials? That is great
> and is the outcome we work very hard to achieve.
Sure, but I need to put in full context first. Most of those LPIC-1s
were self taught and joined in the community drive to get certified.
So I can't lay claim to having trained them myself :-(
But I know most of them well and can compare their skills to the
students I get on course.
What I do find in training is that I get a lot of MCSEs with a fair
amount of experience in class. About 4 out of 5 after a one-week
course on networking basics are gob-smacked with the huge holes in
their own knowledge, despite the MCSE cert. These are guys who
administer Windows networks and don't fully understand routing,
packet filtering, and other basics! By their own admission, someone
who can pass LPIC-1 is on a different planet to the mere MCSEs...
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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