Originally Posted by Versa
Of course this is purely ignorant, but why learn Linux?
Is it something that could be possible for in a career for software development or hardware? Is it just for having fun learning another OS? Would it be beneficial for me to learn since I am aiming for a career in CCIE and CISSP certifications or anything Oracle database?
Please enlighten me as I have an interest in Linux.
While I have read 90% of the thread, here would be about the only reason I would suggest learning Linux. To know how to run that OS if your job or the job you are looking at utilizes it on it's desktops.
The organizations that do run Linux and any in a secure environment would be RedHat.
While true Cisco IOS is based off of bsd it is in no way remotely close to what current bsd is. That would be like saying Solaris, HP UNIX and Linux are all the same.
Also why on earth are you going for the certs you mentioned? (I mean the combination)
Those are 3 different fields.
Granted security or CISSP is associated with all, the CISSP only is about 20% IT related specifically.
As one that has the CISSP and CCIE R&S written completed, I can tell you that the 2 certs have nothing to do with each other directly job related. In other words you wont need both unless you just want your skillset that much wider. The only reason it could be beneficial is some Gov positions/contracts require the CISSP tho it is not used injunction with the networking certs. I can also say that if it had not been for certain directives I would have not bothered with the CISSP at all.