Best Linux Certifications 2015

Technology is changing at a rapid speed and so is the demand for the certified professionals. Today the demands have changed as we have hold of new technology and 2014 had brought in many new surprises for us. If you are interested in being a Linux certified, then you need to see what you should be aiming for in the year 2015.

Since servers play a huge role in IT , more than the desktop PCs, it is important for the professionals to invest more of their knowledge in server computing. From installation, configuration, maintenance, application supports, virtualization and so forth, the server holds all the authorities and it would be a great loss of not knowing how to completely handle a server. Working around servers means that professionals spend a lot of their time around Linux,  alongside Windows and other operating software. Since Linux holds so much significance, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to become Linux certified in this age when more and more is going to the cloud and server technologies are becoming more common.

Top Linux Certifications to Consider:

CompTia Linux+ Powered by LPI

CompTia is not simply respected in the world of IT due to its involvement in some of the highest brands of the industry, it also has invested a lot in building up the IT industry and strengthening it. CompTia’s partnering with Linux has brought about a great change in IT and its involvement in the Linux certification Professional Institute has enabled thousands of students worldwide to be successfully certified. The process has been streamlined and now students and professionals seeking excellence in networking can turn someplace for a certificate.

Linux Professional Institue (LPI) Certifications

  1. LPIC-1 Certification: A junior level Linux certification where the candidate can get certified for handling maintenance tasks with the command line, install & configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network.
  2. LPIC-2 Certification: A mid-level certification for the professionals who can do more than just installing and maintaining the LAN. Professionals should be able to administer small to medium sized mixed networks and provide suggestions to upper management.
  3. LPIC-3 Certification: Senior level certification and requires clearing the LPIC-2 certification exam before appearing for this one. The person who is a LPIC-3 certified should be able to concept, architect, install and troubleshoot LDAP software and integrate with Active Directory.

Novell/SUSE Linux Certifications

  1. SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA): This certification provides the opportunity to monitor day to day admin tasks for working on the SUSE Linux enterprise server environments.
  2. SUSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP): A person holding this particular certification handles administrative tasks on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 platforms. His duties at work would include installing, configuring, maintaining the file system and managing processes on the server.
  3. SUSE Certified Linux Engineer (CLE): Holding this certificate gives you the authority to engineer and architect complex Linux SUSE Environments servers. Candidates having the certificate can easily become the highest authority with the servers in an organization.

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