Networking & Wireless forum

General discussion

Certificates: RedHat vs. CCNA

I'm currently enrolled in school and I'm working on obtaining my CISCO CCNA certificate. My school also offers a RedHat...

Is RedHat really important to have for a career or not?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Certificates: RedHat vs. CCNA
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Certificates: RedHat vs. CCNA
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
(NT) Only if your employer values it.

In reply to: Certificates: RedHat vs. CCNA

Collapse -
Certificates

In reply to: Certificates: RedHat vs. CCNA

As with any certificate it's value will greatly depend on what kind of job you plan to get, and how your employer views them. For example, if you are going to be working for an organization with only Windows software, a RedHat endorsement is going to be worth very little. But since you are still in school, I will assume that you do not know where you will be working after you graduate, so it probably wouldn't hurt to have it. But from personal experience I have seen very few jobs that were looking for a RedHat certificate. It is always good to have options though, if Linux is something that interests you anyway. Most employers are going to be more concerned about your experience, but having some certificates might give you and edge to at least get an interview. You might be better off considering getting something like an A+ certificate or something more generalized that can applied to many career options.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.