QUOTE(cobra90 @ Jun 30 2013, 02:57 PM)
hi im a degree studnt in IT security major, soon to be graduating. im just curious to know whats the value or any perks of having certs in linux as a fresh grad? (when im finish). And as far as i knw, US based companies uses RedHat and Europe Based companies uses OpenSUSE
, correct me if im wrong. Just seeking for some advice, extra knowledge and suggestion here. Thanks
bold statement is a commom misconception. it's common to see it like that, but not really true. redhat is a US based company, so naturally it's easier to get support if you're also from the US. but still, both linux are used in either places.
most important perks of certs? better starting salary and better chances for interviews. but do note, even a a 5years linux admin would have little chance to get an RHCE on the 1st try
. so as mentioned before, getting certified also requires some degree of experience.
my advise, try not worry too much about certifications in the time being. get some experience by doing small scale experiments on your own. once you get a job, then you can ask the company to pay for the certs.