QUOTE(Polishman @ Feb 16 2006, 01:53 PM)
If you know linux well - RHCE is not worth the money or effort. It's easy to pass even for intermediates.
I take you don't know linux well - as at the expert level no certifications are needed (reputation and experience is 100 times more valuable).
If you are wallpaper collector - it's worth it as the certificate is printed on a nice thick papers, logo (red hat) colour is nice and the overall graphical design is nice to an eye. It makes a nice change between the row of boring microsoft and cisco certification papers...
Well, ppl wif like 10-15 years IT experience won't even consider certs like this.
Obviously, certifications are for entry level people. Where their experience can't proof their worthiness but only by certifications.
For example, freshies, wanna get a job in Linux SA. Lucky if you could find a company that gives you a chance and have the luxury of training you.
But mostly? Even if you use Linux long beforehand you joined the working industry, then when you go to the interview, you tell the interviewer, I know Linux.
What are your supports?
But please bear in mind that RHCE or LPI will NOT definitely get you a job, but as a supporting tools/skills to back you up.
Imagine 2 interviewees, both degree, applying for the same job, SA. 1 with and 1 without RHCE/LPI. And there are a few Linux boxes lying around.
Need me to say anymore?
Correct me if I'm wrong.