At my job, the previous I.T. guy set up the whole network to be all Windows OS based. When he left, I took over and I slowly started implementing Linux. I convinced my boss that it was free, secure, and easier to maintain. She allowed me to slowly start implementing Linux systems in our network. Now I work in a heterogeneous environment with Windows, Linux, and Mac, and can put down on my resume that I work with these types of system. I'll be honest and say that at the time, I did not know much about Linux but was eager to learn it (I still don't know much about it). The only way to learn it is by implementing it, so that's what I did.
So if you're able to, try to convince your boss or I.T. team to implement a Linux system. It can be anything: file/print server, DHCP server, DNS, proxy, firewall, web server, FTP server, administrative computer, guest client computer, etc... And lastly, start talking and letting people know that you are looking for a Linux systems admin job. Someone may know someone who is looking to hire
Last edited by Micro420; 03-10-2007 at 03:56 AM.