Thoughts on the CASP?



  • @Jason said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @thegillion said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I would do Linux+. I know a lot of people that have it. They make good money with it.

    I have it, it's worthless. I've heard of someone caring that you have a Linux+. The info on it is really poor and sometimes wrong.

    The same goes for most CompTIA exams, they are all entry level and no one cares about them.

    I found the Network+ to be valuable. Entry level, to be sure, but a good entry level exam. One of the best. The A+ is half assed, but decent for non-IT bench workers. For IT, it's less than worthless. Server+ was acceptable, still entry level, but what the A+ is like for bench, it was like for IT. The Security+ was fine, it's own thing, icing as I call it.... useless on its own but a nice topping to an MCSE or RHCE. The Linux+ was worthless, clearly made by people you wouldn't hire and had no idea what they were doing.



  • @thanksajdotcom said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    Get away from CompTIA. In fact, I am surprised you were able to stomach 3 CompTIA certifications as it is.

    They have been beneficial to my career so far. I know you're a big advocate of Microsoft certs. Where would be a good place to start there?

    What do you want to do? Microsoft certs will obviously help in Windows Administration.

    If you are looking for security, consider CEH or OCSP. CISSP is more manager level.

    If you are looking to go into Cisco networking look at CCNA.



  • @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    If you are looking to go into Cisco networking look at CCNA.

    But plan on needing the CCNP.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    If you are looking to go into Cisco networking look at CCNA.

    But plan on needing the CCNP.

    He won't need that right off the bat. He needs to get his foot inside the door somewhere and work 1 year straight at the same place.



  • Working straight for 1-2 years at the same place is probably more important than any certification. I don't care if you have 30 certifications when you see a resume with no jobs lasting longer than 6 months, most lasting 1-3 months, and time off in between that is really bad.



  • @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    If you are looking to go into Cisco networking look at CCNA.

    But plan on needing the CCNP.

    He won't need that right off the bat. He needs to get his foot inside the door somewhere and work 1 year straight at the same place.

    CCNA doesn't do that, though. That's the problem with it, it's not a cert that gets you work in Cisco networking. If you want to get your foot in the door somewhere, you need the CCNP. CCNA is what people who don't even work in networking get.



  • @IRJ said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    Working straight for 1-2 years at the same place is probably more important than any certification. I don't care if you have 30 certifications when you see a resume with no jobs lasting longer than 6 months, most lasting 1-3 months, and time off in between that is really bad.

    This is pretty true.



  • I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.



  • @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.

    Um, well the Linux+ is generally considered of zero value and the RHCE is sometimes considered the most valuable in the industry. So I would normally put them as about as wildly different in value as any two certs can be.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.

    Um, well the Linux+ is generally considered of zero value and the RHCE is sometimes considered the most valuable in the industry. So I would normally put them as about as wildly different in value as any two certs can be.

    It would be similar to comparing the A+ to the CCIE.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.

    Um, well the Linux+ is generally considered of zero value and the RHCE is sometimes considered the most valuable in the industry. So I would normally put them as about as wildly different in value as any two certs can be.

    Ah, the RHCSA test I was looking at was asking to do a lot of stuff via the GUI. Wasn't sure how valuable that was in the market place as a whole. It may have been an older version though.



  • @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.

    Um, well the Linux+ is generally considered of zero value and the RHCE is sometimes considered the most valuable in the industry. So I would normally put them as about as wildly different in value as any two certs can be.

    Ah, the RHCSA test I was looking at was asking to do a lot of stuff via the GUI. Wasn't sure how valuable that was in the market place as a whole. It may have been an older version though.

    RHCSA is worthless. It's an exam for a job category that doesn't even exist. They removed that from being part of the RHCE because of that criticism. It made the RHCE silly, full of printer questions and stuff. RHCSA is for newbie Linux desk admins (ever seen one of those, me either) and the RHCE is for Linux server admins.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    @coliver said in Thoughts on the CASP?:

    I've been looking at the RHCSA and the RHCE. I doubt they are much more valuable then the Linux+ exam though.

    Um, well the Linux+ is generally considered of zero value and the RHCE is sometimes considered the most valuable in the industry. So I would normally put them as about as wildly different in value as any two certs can be.

    Ah, the RHCSA test I was looking at was asking to do a lot of stuff via the GUI. Wasn't sure how valuable that was in the market place as a whole. It may have been an older version though.

    RHCSA is worthless. It's an exam for a job category that doesn't even exist. They removed that from being part of the RHCE because of that criticism. It made the RHCE silly, full of printer questions and stuff. RHCSA is for newbie Linux desk admins (ever seen one of those, me either) and the RHCE is for Linux server admins.

    Ah, then I'll steer toward RHCE. It doesn't look too difficult I have experience with a lot of the technologies they have but very little actual production experience.



  • If you have between 5-9 years of experience in IT security, then look into CISA/CISM, CISSP, or even SANS GIAC .. The SANS certification path does not come to mind, when we talk of InfoSec /IT Sec certification, but they are highly underrated, and is more hands-on ...



  • @scottalanmiller You have to take the RHCSA to get the RHCE.....


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