The value (or not) of Linux+

2023-03-18 19:30:00

On Discord, people frequently ask whether "is Linux+ worth it?". Here's my take.

The value depends on your market and on what you get out of it. In the US and UK, CompTIA is a well-known vendor but in other parts of the world they aren't. But left or right, Linux+ is not very well known.

I teach at a local school to prep young adults for the Linux+ exam. The school chose Linux+ because they can get heavily discounted vouchers for the exams, versus LPI, LF and others. For the school it was a matter of money: they really don't have much money and every dollar helps. 

Personally, I feel that the Linux+ curriculum is pretty solid as far as Linux sysadmin certs go. The exam itself is also decent and the vendor is mature. 

So in this case the value you'll get is from learning Linux system administration pretty in-depth. You'll also get a slip of paper which some might recognize and others will go "*cool, you passed a cert exam, good job*" (in a positivie sense). 

Linux+ is not worthless, it's just worth less (when compared to LFCS, LPIC1 and RHCSA). tags: , ,

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