In the Linux world, there are three main certification tracks to choose from: that of Red Hat, the Linux Professional Institute or Novell. Picking a winner no simple task.
A student's past experience, present requirements, future ambitions and size of wallet will influence the outcome.
The undisputed Linux market leader in the corporate world is Red Hat and the company's Australian services manager, Peter Durie, says IDC research gives Red Hat a 91.3 per cent market share, yielding 86.3 per cent of all commercial Linux vendor revenues.
He says going down the Red Hat Certified Engineer track is "hot certification".
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