Which Linux certification to choose?
Since more than ten years there are two major worldwide Linux certifications, LPI and RedHat. The differences between those two are large.
Recently Linux Foundation released a brand new certification. This adds a new certification to the certification possibilities for Linux sysadmins. Although I am biased and not a technician myself I have tried to create an objective as possible overview of the similarities and differences between these three certifications.
Relevant aspects that differentiate the certifications:
* dependency / in-dependency
* costs of the exams
* accessibility of training material and exams
* vulnerability to fraud
* sort of exams
* brand awareness among the different target groups
* number of certified professionals
* maturity of the certification pathway
* openness of business model
* non-profit / profit
* How to contribute and have influence?
* Market Segments
* distribution neutral / specific
* Marketing power of the organisation supporting the certification.
Summary: The new LF certification positions itself right between the current two available certs. Is the market big enough for three certs? Time will tell!