|FROM ||Kevin Milani
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Red Hat Linux 9 and your certification
The Red Hat policy makes very little sense to me. Are they that hard up for
How much could really change between two major releases? UNIX has been around
for decades and has it really changed all that much? Having only really
started using *nix systems in the mid 90's, I might not know what I am
talking about...but it does seem that with UNIX once you learn the basics,
those skills will be useful many many years from now.
Just my .02.
On Tuesday 25 March 2003 06:54 pm, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> For anyone who is thinking of paying $800 for a piece of Redhat paper,
> (which has almost gotten me a job once or twice at most).
> Here is Redhat's policy about how long this investment will stay valid.
> Smells so proprietary it makes me wheezy.
> ----- Forwarded message from Red Hat Certification Central
> X-MindSpring-Loop: scoffier-at-earthlink.net
> From: Red Hat Certification Central
> Reply-To: Red Hat Certification Central
> To: Marc Scoffier
> Subject: Red Hat Linux 9 and your certification
> Dear Marc Scoffier:
> Yesterday, Red Hat announced the early availability of ISOs via RHN for
> Red Hat Linux 9, the next release. The official announcement of
> Red Hat Linux 9 is forthcoming. News travels quickly, however, and many
> RHCEs and RHCTs have learned that the next version is 9, not 8.1. A
> number have expressed concerns about the effect this will have on
> their certification.
> Our policy has been that a certificate is considered current for two
> major releases following the major release under which it was earned.
> Consequently, certificate holders are concerned that the period for
> which their certificates remain current has been shortened.
> In order to accomodate the release of Red Hat Linux 9, the policy described
> in the RHCE FAQ at
> will be changed to the text below.
> Regards and best wishes,
> Red Hat Certification Central
> While evidence suggests that RHCEs who stay professionally active can
> evolve their skills in pace with new releases of Red Hat Linux OS
> technology, it is important for Red Hat to maintain a policy for
> determining whether an RHCE or RHCT certificate can be considered
> current. Thus, verification services provided for all RHCEs at
> Certification Central
> have always included which version a certificate was earned on, and
> whether the certificate is considered current or no longer current.
> The validity period for all RHCEs and RHCTs is now officially pegged to
> the release of the Enterprise product commercially available at the time
> certification was earned, and certification shall be current until after
> one (1) major release of the Enterprise product. All RHCEs earned on Red
> Hat Linux 7.3 or prior will be considered current until the release of
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4. All RHCEs and RHCTs earned on Red
> Hat Linux 8.0 or 9 will remain current until the release of Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux 5. Validity and current status of an RHCE certificate
> will continue to be verified at Certification Central.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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