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Old 09-09-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
wirednick
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Hello All,

I could do with some sound advice from the Linux community. I am an IT professional who is thinking of moving into Linux. I wish to learn a new operating system and advance my career options.

I am thinking of ultimately taking the Comptia Linux + certification as an entry point and to show employees how determined I am to become a good Linux professional. Has anyone got this certification and I was thinking of learning on Solaris - does this suit Linux+ certification ?

Also, any advice on obtaining a career in linux, how to start out, etc would be very good?

Kind regards
wired
 
Old 09-09-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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I would advice to keep yourself educated. Keep trying new things. Document all your findings, or use the technique that best allows you to absorb and remember. When you are ready then start finding jobs with Linux experience. It takes time to develop your skills so hang in there but don't give up. That's what I did and I now manage only Linux systems everyday. There's nothing like working in what you like.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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I can recommend the following sites for online free manuals:

http://www.linuxtopia.org/index.html
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/

Intros:

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

The most well known/widely used commercial Linux is probably Redhat, so I'd particularly recommend http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html and look at doing the RHCE exam/cert.
It's a whole day; hands on fixing stuff & setups. No paper exam.
http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat...cation_Program

Note that although it's a paid for distro, you can get the free equiv known as Centos.
Latest RHEL is 5.4, Centos equiv due out by end of mth (roughly).

Good luck.
 
  


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