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Old 10-11-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Linux Server Administration


i am new to linux and want to make our carrier in linux server administration so kindly refer me what is the basic knowledge i have to required for learning this and also suggest me some ebooks,books,any stuff that will help me out.
Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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First,... You need a basic understanding of Linux, and should be able to install, configure, troubleshoot, and fix problems in a handful of different Distros,... Primarily, you want general competency with RHEL and Debian based systems.

I recommend downloading and installing One of the Ubuntu derivatives or Debian itself, as well as your choice of either CentOS or Scientific Linux 6.3 (both RedHat clones) .

After you feel confident with both, and can do things like fix graphics drivers, set up Samba shares, setup and work with networks and virtual machines, you may want to go for certifications. Arguably the most respected certs are the Redhat Certs (which start with the RHCSA and the RHCE). Next to them, are the certs from LPI (I suggest if you go with LPI, you get their level 3 cert. as the first is very basic, 2nd a bit better,...). I would suggest not even bothering with any CompTia Linux certs.

As for books, Michael Jang's RHCSA/RHCE prep book is very good,... but assumes a working knowledge of Linux with 5-10 yrs. experience. There are books for new users, like the dummies books, and those that cover basic command line use... All of which can help you get "your feet wet,"...

Ultimately, what matters in Linux careers is experience with the OS. A cert can help open a door, but you need the skills to walk through it and prove you deserve the job...
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk.

Download this and study hard.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 10-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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Although lot of stuff is available on internet, but if you're a beginner, then I know a book which could be realy helpful for you. I had also gone through this book few years ago, and it had helped me a lot. Book title is "Concepts and Applications of Unix" by an Indian author "Sumitbha Das". Once you'll complete this book, you'll not need any other reference book or internet, atleast for Unix fundamentals. You can download it's PDF from this link, but I'd suggest you better purchase it's full edition book from market.
http://www.mediafire.com/?ej74twjczauidil

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #7
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And one thing more i also want to enquire that is there successful carrer in this field (Linux Or linux server administartion) in india or i should go with another option for making carrer??
 
Old 10-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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And one thing more i also want to enquire that is there successful carrer in this field (Linux Or linux server administartion) in india or i should go with another option for making carrer??
How can anyone tell you what the job opportunities are where you live? Systems administrators are always in demand...what you CHOOSE to be your career is up to you. If you don't like the job, then don't do it.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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And one thing more i also want to enquire that is there successful carrer in this field (Linux Or linux server administartion) in india or i should go with another option for making carrer??
India is no doubt a IT hub in the world. Most of the IT companies are existing there. Although a system admin is required in almost all type of industries, not just in an IT based comppany, so they are always in demand. And I'd like to add that your career is upto you that how you shape it, not on any specific location. So just work hard in Linux (and ofcourse other commercially used flavors of Unix) OS fundamentals, Shell scripting, Perl, some part of basic storage technologies and other related technologies, if you get opportunity. Wish you all the best!
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