[Scottish] Certification

Gavin McCord scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue May 20 08:46:00 2003

On Monday 19 May 2003 10:27 pm, Colin McKinnon wrote:

> So oddly enough (perhaps) if I were in your boots I'd look at Cisco
> certification (which in addition to teaching you how to configure a very
> expensive router does cover a lot of interesting network theory - and is
> available as a free course for unemployed people from the Govan
> Institute). Another one I would consider is the Sans Institute
> (www.sans.org) program - which is primarily concerned with security (I
> quite fancied this one and was in the process of convincing my boss that
> it was a good idea when both our career prospects took a nose dive). And
> let's not forget the MCSE - having spent the last couple of months in
> battle with employment agencies is worth remembering that not all the
> people between you and that job necessarily know as much as they should
> about IT (the stories I could tell!) but Microsoft have done a wonderful
> job of publicizing this qualification.

The owner of the whose shop in which I'm currently doing TFW, is doing CCNA 
stuff with a view to offering training to others, so that's a distinct 
possibility. The main reason I want to do Linux certification is to show up 
any glaring deficiencies in my Linux knowledge/experience.