These are the major exams that I am aware of, excluding Red Hat -
CompTIA Linux+ (Vendor neutral)
Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) (Candidates can select either Ubuntu 18 or CentOS 7)
The Linux Professional Institute path (Seems vendor neutral, possible Debian focus)
Which would be ideal for a cybersecurity focus, if I were to choose a basic starter path?
Also, what would be the best recommended Linux Certification path that most employers recognize or prefer, as of this year?
Note that RHCSA may be a long-term goal, just not first on my radar.
Initial thoughts is that LPI seems superior in depth as compared to CompTIA Linux+ and LFCS. But, LFCS seems more practical exam by showing knowing by doing rather than being mostly MC.