LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
Artimus
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
Going into a Computer Career


Hello, I'm looking on some information on what I should learn and spend time working with. I've been working with FreeBSD & Linux.

Idealy, my goal would be to become a *nix Systems Administrator/Tech Support somewhere. What should I learn how to do, any certification that employers accually care about, that kind of thing. What programming languages would be nice to learn?

Thanks
-Jared
 
Old 04-12-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
Mara
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,537

Rep: Reputation: 149Reputation: 149
You need to know how to set up well known services (BIND, sendmail, postfix, Apache etc), how to deal with problems.
Certifications? RHCE, maybe, but it's not 'a must'. In general: knowledge.
Programming lanuages: C, C++, Perl, Python. Plus shel scripting.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 09:17 PM   #3
Artimus
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 188

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Wow, thanks. That'll give me some stuff to do when I should probably be doing my History homework...
 
Old 04-12-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
tisource
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 322

Rep: Reputation: 30
CompTIA has a new Linux+ certification that might be worth checking out. I'm not sure how good it is as I have not really looked into yet. Usually, CompTIA's certifications are pretty good.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Save My Career Please!!!!!!!! dudehero Linux - General 10 07-07-2008 02:50 AM
Career Advice Harlin General 15 12-13-2007 08:03 PM
I need some career advice benevolent2 General 6 06-15-2005 02:44 PM
Career path? akempo General 13 12-17-2004 12:23 PM
career counselors nouse66 General 2 04-12-2003 09:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration