Interesting how many certs there are. Depending on experience and work environment may determine what path is best for you. I believe that I’m a novice at this point. My very first Linux distro was #Smoothwall back in 2001. Later in 2002 I went back to school for Network administration and learned a little of #RedHat. Next on my Linux journey, I worked for a small WISP and they used #Fedora at the time. At home, I dabbled with #Gentoo and #SuSe. Today I happen to run #Arch.