so after getting screwed at work i'm sick of dealing with car dealerships so i think i've decided to go for RHCSA but i'm a little unsure of how to go about this. or if there are some steps i need to go through before starting. also i'm open to other suggestions about skills to learn. I've decided to go with this because i feel as though linux will be the future of computers and and linux is already doing very well in the network side of things. 


p.s. am i over looking the search feature on the forums ?

LPIC is a good enough cert, Level 1 will make you stand out slightly, get Network+ and CCNA then for some networking.

LPIC has 3 levels, 3 been the most qualified, I believe it goes toe to toe with RHEL basic certs, but RHEL is known for been very hard, adding to that the closest you can get to RHEL without money is CentOS, but you need to know how to administer it and administrate it, they are engineers for a reason.

Also you cant walk into an admin job, you need experience, so get Network+ and work up, just because you have paper wont fool HR departments worth their gold.

So just study study and study some more, there is always something you have missed or was unknown to you :) 

awesome thank you for the response. this has helped quite a bit. the LPIC seems like i could pass it pretty quickly with some studying. 

also do you think i should switch to a debian based linux for my computer? on the web page i found it seems they are using debian for the package management. https://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs/lpic-1/exam-101/

I don't have experience with certifications, but from a hands on experience any linux will do just fine to learn, but some distros will make it easier to manage for beginners (like ubuntu) some will make life easier for power users coming form a windows environment (like OpenSUSE or RedHat/Fedora/CentOS) and some will make you learn all the aspects and dive deep into the kernel right from the start (Gentoo or Linux from Scratch) Debian and Arch IMHO would fall between the Radhat family and Gentoo, it is not easy to install and you will learn a lot about how linux is setup. My end point is, any distro works for learning, if you're going into a class to get a certification the things you will learn will probably apply to any distro (With the exception of specific packages in Redhat i guess but I assume this won't be hard to find in other distros)

Debians good for beginners I don't use it at the moment but thinking of it for virtualization, Go with what feels best for you, its all about personal choice, don't limit your choices its good to have some experience with each manager and distro.