Hi, I've been using Unix / Linux for some years now - good knowledge of commands and shell scripting and VI
However being a programmer, I've not done any real system admin work and have no interest in this area.
I would like to get a certification; but one that tells people I know the operating system from a programmers perspective!
Does anyone know if a certification like this exists?
Linux isn't a platform where paper certs count. You establish your credibility by doing, not by testing. When your name shows up in the committer's list for a Linux OS-level product, that is your "certification".
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
I agree with the spirit that Tim writes, but you don't have to be a developer (aka committer) to be a sysadmin. You do have to be a sysadmin. You can start by being a sysadmin for the server in your house/apartment. This quickly becomes the usual "how do I get experience when all jobs require experience" issue.
Yes, maybe I should have said from a users perspective!! Truth is I've only ever going to be writting shell scripts, and develop applications that make use of the operating system - so that makes me a user!
I may use C (I'm am currently) but not doing any systems development... I'll always be a developer working on business systems...