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Old 03-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Post Learn Linux from scratch ->How to get the Linux Skill


Hello All
I'm engg grad with sound knowledge on cisco CCNA and using Linux for about a year . Its great using Linux and i'm obessessed but i'm not satisfied with skill i have in Linux. That means not good enough .

My friend works in a speciality hospital in my home-town as Sys-admin.
They are on a massive switch to Linux completely to cut costs. So with the very little knowledge i had on Linux my friend is willing to give me reference and i can start my career in Linux/Networking over there. He primarily asked me whether i'm familiar with Linux/Unix commands ,start/stop services ,database mgmt, server config and other server related.....

>Firstly i want to know how an interview on linux with networking goin to be and for a fresher ? I'm just curious about wat is asked ?

>Secondly i need to do my prep again from scratch everything so please provide some help and insight as to how to proceed
online websites which provides materials etc etc....

Sorry for the way i'm posting this thread i'm in a bit of hurry

please help



Thanks In Advance
 
Old 03-04-2010, 05:58 AM   #2
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Quote:
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>Firstly i want to know how an interview on linux with networking goin to be and for a fresher ? I'm just curious about wat is asked ?
The same things you'd expect from any network job interview. They want to know if you have the skills to run tho thing. If you don't know, and it sounds like you don't, then you won't get the job.
Quote:
>Secondly i need to do my prep again from scratch everything so please provide some help and insight as to how to proceed
online websites which provides materials etc etc....
Online Course:
http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/web-net-admin.html

Guide:
http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_network/
... can provide a crash course in the basics.

Book: Search O'Reilly and order the books.
http://oreilly.com/catalog/linag2/book/index.html
... this is the second edition (june 2000) so its a bit out of date. Use only for basic ideas. You want a recent guide.

O'Reilly has a decent range of open books:
http://search.oreilly.com/?q=linux
 
Old 03-04-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vinnie_vinodh
Firstly i want to know how an interview on linux with networking goin to be and for a fresher ? I'm just curious about wat is asked ?
EDIT:__________________________
Before writing this post I didn't notice you said Linux/Networking.
I have focused here on Linux System Administration.
__________________________

We just had an interview for a post of a Linux System administrator.

The things that were expected (for the applying person) to know are as follows:

1. Scripting language(s) i.e. Sed/Awk etc.
Link: http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Sed.html
and
http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Awk.html

2. Svn/Cvs management
Link: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~comp314/svn.html
and
http://www.linux.ie/articles/tutorials/cvs.php

3. Kernel compilation (we needed that)

4. Installing the bootloader (That shows the depth of knowledge)
Link: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...rade-lilo.html

5. Dual booting the systems with
a. Two Linux distributions (You need to know how to modify grub for this)
b. Windows and Linux (Well that's a child's play)
Link:
http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/41263?tid=2
and
http://pixellany.com/boot.html

6. In depth knowledge about creating partitions (that's important)
Link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post3883510

7. Knowing the details of various configuration files
Link: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li.../l-config.html

and see that link on the right side of my signature (that's important too).

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 03-23-2010 at 09:11 AM. Reason: Links added
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:56 AM   #4
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The same things you'd expect from any network job interview. They want to know if you have the skills to run tho thing. If you don't know, and it sounds like you don't, then you won't get the job.

Online Course:
http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/web-net-admin.html

Guide:
http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_network/
... can provide a crash course in the basics.

Book: Search O'Reilly and order the books.
http://oreilly.com/catalog/linag2/book/index.html
... this is the second edition (june 2000) so its a bit out of date. Use only for basic ideas. You want a recent guide.

O'Reilly has a decent range of open books:
http://search.oreilly.com/?q=linux


Thank You so much Mr.Bridge
The above information is so precious........
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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EDIT:__________________________
Before writing this post I didn't notice you said Linux/Networking.
I have focused here on Linux System Administration.

FEEL FREE TO IGNORE THE REST OF THE TEXT
__________________________

We just had an interview for a post of a Linux administrator.

The things that were expected (for the applying person) to know are as follows:

1. Scripting language(s) i.e. Sed/Awk etc.
Link: http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Sed.html
and
http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Awk.html

2. Svn/Cvs management
Link: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~comp314/svn.html
and
http://www.linux.ie/articles/tutorials/cvs.php

3. Kernel compilation (we needed that)

4. Installing the bootloader (That shows the depth of knowledge)
Link: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...rade-lilo.html

5. Dual booting the systems with
a. Two Linux distributions (You need to know how to modify grub for this)
b. Windows and Linux (Well that's a child's play)
Link:
http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/41263?tid=2
and
http://pixellany.com/boot.html

6. In depth knowledge about creating partitions (that's important)
Link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post3883510

7. Knowing the details of various configuration files
Link: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li.../l-config.html

and see that link on the right side of my signature (that's important too).

Thanks You Mr. AnishaKaul for that insight on the interview
 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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For network admin, 1 and 7 is important. You'll also be asked about the network approaches used by your prospective employer... you have to understand common network models in practise.
 
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:05 AM   #7
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Thanks You Mr. AnishaKaul for that insight on the interview
You re most welcome,

By the way, you can call me Miss. Anisha rather than Mr. Anisha
 
Old 03-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #8
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You re most welcome,

By the way, you can call me Miss. Anisha rather than Mr. Anisha
I'm sorry Miss Anisha i thought ur a Guy.

Thanks You Miss Anisha
 
Old 03-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #9
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it is generally a mistake to assume gender online.

If you click on someones name, in the sidebar to the left of their post, you can find out all about them! Usually we don't care about a members sex or marital status do we? And any title less than "Dark Lord" is not really worth mentioning
 
  


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