Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

SauRoNZA

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The pain is temporary :D It grows on you!

The specialisations vary - some are way easier than others.

As an example I think I could push out the Docker one's (2 of them) fairly easily, but if I looked at performance tuning and system hardening exams then I'd really struggle - as that's very in depth and a mountain of work to go through.

All in all everyone's mileage probably varies! I just know that i'm far happier on this side of the fence than I was on the m$oft side :whistling:
Yeah that’s true I did find the Microsoft boring as hell and therefore struggled with it for the opposite reasons than the Linux stuff.

I just find there is so much that is purely based on parrot memory and hate being examined in that fashion.
 

Peon

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My apologies for resurrecting this thread.

If i may ask, where are you guys now in your studies and careers?
 

vluxo

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Hello guys,

Sorry for resurrecting this topic once again... As I can clearly see that you are years of wisdom from where I´am, I would like to ask for your advice here. I´ve done only 2 MS certifications (Server 2012 and AD) in my life and always left Linux at the side of the road. Nowadays I´m planing to change my career and looking a new approach related to Cloud computing, as everything seems going on that direction. My next step is the LFCS and from there probably some cloud certificates. Please could you give me some advice regarding to which path would be better to follow or which certification are more valued on daily basis? There are many blogs writing about them but not sure if they are "that" important. Thanks in advance and sorry for my English. (not my mother tongue) Cheers!
 

SauRoNZA

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Skip the LCFS certification, it’s silly and doesn’t really test any genuine ability.

Rather do the Red Hat Certified Administrator, even if you do just the training and skip the exam it will be more valuable to you than the LCFS.

Then dig into the cloud certifications.
 

vluxo

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Hi!! thanks for your reply. I´ve chosen that one because It is at the moment around 200usd and RHCSA is around 500usd and for sure it is much more useful but I´m paying myself for them. Also, since I´m not really familiar with these kind of exams, so I thought that maybe it would be a good beginning to get my feet wet on Linux Certifications with LFCS with the 'retake' chance. I'm not in the Linux world in daily basis. Do you really think is a waste of time and money? I do really know that RHCSA is the main one here but it is a bit expensive to use it as my first attempt.
 

SauRoNZA

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Hi!! thanks for your reply. I´ve chosen that one because It is at the moment around 200usd and RHCSA is around 500usd and for sure it is much more useful but I´m paying myself for them. Also, since I´m not really familiar with these kind of exams, so I thought that maybe it would be a good beginning to get my feet wet on Linux Certifications with LFCS with the 'retake' chance. I'm not in the Linux world in daily basis. Do you really think is a waste of time and money? I do really know that RHCSA is the main one here but it is a bit expensive to use it as my first attempt.
I’ve literally has people ask me on interviews what exactly it is, so that kind of says it all.

Why not do some Udemy or EdX stuff first to get yourself more familiar with what you are letting yourself in for?
 
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