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Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?

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A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.

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Training is for the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualifications. After the training however, the candidates can only take the exams in South Africa (that’s actually the closest place they can do so).

These exams are hands on without any multiple choice questions hence the proposed courses will be structured with a hands on approach.

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If you are an interested Systems Engineer or Systems Administrator, click here and express interest so organisers can measure the demand.


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28 thoughts on “Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?

    1. Hi Charles. They didn’t say hey. They are really checking feasibility at the moment so we have posted to assist them establish the feasibility or lack thereof of having this kind of training

      1. Costing is also part of the feasibility study. You can get hundreds or thousands who want to train, the question is, can they afford it?

        1. Yes that’s right. I hope the responsible authorities are watching the comments thread and will respond

        2. @Imi Vanhu Musadaro, the price of the training will be shared in due course especially for the individuals who have filled in the express interest form shared by Tinashe. Considering that there are very few Individuals with good Linux skills , it was wiser to take it step by step by starting with a general feasibility study..that way it will be easier to actually work with how many number of people visa vi the feasibility of actually going on forward with the training.

      2. Why redhat? A more general GNU-Linux certification is probably more relevant/useful. If it covers Debian/Ubuntu etc it would be quite useful to start-ups as they do not require subscription (i.e. they free). By the way The Linux Foundation and other organisations offer FREE COURSES on edx.org, check them out. HTML, PHP, Python, C, C++, Java, introduction to Linux, CCS, JavaScript etc.

        1. @Tinashe , we want Redhat because we are targeting a specific Market of people…people who already know Linux and just want to certify…..People who have already used Linux foundation or attended some online courses….Trust me Redhat is the most prestigious Linux certification you can ever have ……..and while i am an RHCE myself , i am actually better with Ubuntu and Freebsd and python…so this training is targeted at those people who need the evidence that they can do the Job…..remember that Redhat is handson NO MULTIPLE CHOICE

          1. Just want to add on to what Martin has said. RHCE is hands on, so it’s more respected. The good thing about such certifications is the credential is not doubted because you can’t use exam dumps to get it

          2. Tend to agree with Tinashe. Ubuntu and Debian are far widely used than RH, hence courses offered by the Linux Foundation are more appropriate. Job offers for Ubuntu or Debian far surpass those for RH. The price of RHCE should hint whether someone is trying to make money from offering the training. One thing is for certain, you can never feign Linux skills.

            1. This training is primarily targeted at those who want to certify in Redhat and not debian or Ubuntu , like you said ,those skills can be learnt on Linux Foundation….and as for Job offers ,i think Redhat will win because the EXAMS are handson and there are no dumps ? its you and your knowledge….Debian and Ubuntu are aquired taste ……

          3. Hi guys,
            You will never go wrong with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Suse Enterprise Linux also offers hands on exams (CLP), which I am already certified. As a matter of fact, I recommend people going for the RHCSA and RHCE exams. Its not an easy road, but worth it. Sacrifice and go for it. RHCEs are well respected. I don’t work with Linux systems at all, and have never worked on them before. But I’m kind of a junior Linux expert, just for the love of it. I work as an ethical hacker. If you work on Linux systems on a daily basis, don’t hesitate to go for the RHCSA/RHCE exams. Martin Chamambo can assist you.

            Regards
            RHCE,CLP,CASP,CEH,CCNA

    2. @Charles Muzonzini , the price of the training will be shared in due course especially for the individuals who have filled in the express interest form shared by Tinashe. Considering that there are very few Individuals with good Linux skills , it was wiser to take it step by step by starting with a general feasibility study..that way it will be easier to actually work with how many number of people visa vi the feasibility of actually going on forward with the training.

  1. I am a Python programme working in SA and would like to return to Zimbabwe asap. Will i get a job ?

    1. Very unlikely. Even if you do, payment is sporadic in most companies. If I were you I’d stay put.

      1. Charles were you at St Francis of Assisi High School ? I am a Data Scientist. I am taking home R35 000 every month but would settle for half that in Zimbabwe. I have been in SA for 9 years single and childless and i just miss home.

        1. Yes, I was. Form 1 2002. Were you there as well?

          I can relate to the feeling of missing home. But you have to be prepared for the harsh realities here. It is very likely that you may not find any employment at all. I would advise that you look for a job there that allows you to work remotely then you can return. Otherwise, as indicated by some of the comments many people don’t take python seriously here (out of ignorance of course). All the best!

        2. @Rex , everyone is moving from Zim to SA and its for a good reason.You are actually on the right track being a Data scientist and i think you have a lot of options in SA than in ZIM…… Personally i am a python fanatic and i am building apps for fun like this one http://chamambom.pythonanywhere.com/ and i am planning to move towards Big data with python as one of the tools i use……what you can do is look for options to increase your salary like certifications in the data science field….you could double what you are gettting now in SA and in the long run , with money to invest elsewhere ,you can think of ways to start your own business…..my formular which seems to have worked for me in ZIM is thrive to make yourself marketable ,marketable to the extent that you work for big companies which will improve your standing in the field…..remember the road to success is not the same ….. some say start your business some will say do that and that …..just harness what you already have and make it work

          1. I am impressed by your app. I am past learning. I do not enjoy the process ,never did. In SA there is a huge demand for developers because its not easy I thought the same would be happening in Zimbabwe despite the 90% unemployment rate. SA is a ticking time bomb. I qualify for critical skills visa but the crime in this country is out of hand. Maybe Dubai is an option.

    2. It’s tricky, developer jobs are scarce here and are mostly PHP, C# and Java roles. Be willing to settle for support and admin jobs, but even these are scarce. And note, if you do get the job, you will be earning far less than you currently do in S.A

    1. Hie @Anonymous , in Zim thats still a market to tap but with Centos being a testpad for Redhat ,most companies are running it in production and very few actually go the licencing route.

      But since the subscription based model is easy to do ,you can actually licence your servers yourself and its not a big of a hussle to do it

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