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Old 12-01-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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Linux System administrator


Hello sir,
This is sampath, doing MCA.Now I'm in 1st semester, and we have Unix for this sem. I'm very much interested in Linux and UNIX.
Sir my aim is to build my career in Linux and I want to become a Linux system administrator..How could i get this tittle..?
and how could I make this happen..? please help me sir.. waiting for your replay..
 
Old 12-01-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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MCA as in Microsoft Certified Architect?

Anyway.. there are some paths.

* Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification
* Redhat Certification (RHCSA)
* Novell Certification (CLA)

there used also to be a SAIR certification, but it seems to be gone.

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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Hi sampath,

The simple answer is there is no simple answer. You can go for certifications (RHCE etc), however the best Linux system administrators are those who have a passion for it and use it on a daily basis. The more things you try on Linux, the greater your experience becomes - and you'll become a better admin. Also it takes years of work experience to become a solid commercial grade Linux Sys Admin, so you need to take that into account.
 
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:14 AM   #4
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Hello sir,
This is sampath, doing MCA.Now I'm in 1st semester, and we have Unix for this sem. I'm very much interested in Linux and UNIX.
Sir my aim is to build my career in Linux and I want to become a Linux system administrator..How could i get this tittle..?
and how could I make this happen..? please help me sir.. waiting for your replay..
Hi, Sampath welcome to LQ. If you are very much interested in GNU/Linux and you have to build your career in that, you have to use this OS in you daily work to explore new ideas. And if you fail to try, then you can never explore ideas inside the OS. You should not dependent on windows to achieve your tasks. You are starting MCA and it's a long 3 years of time in which you can reach your aim.

You can also try for any certification.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:16 AM   #5
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MCA as in Microsoft Certified Architect?

Anyway.. there are some paths.

* Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification
* Redhat Certification (RHCSA)
* Novell Certification (CLA)

there used also to be a SAIR certification, but it seems to be gone.
No teebones, MCA is Master in Computer Application which a 3 years of post-graduation course after graduation in India.
 
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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Hi, welcome to Linux Questions,

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Sir my aim is to build my career in Linux and I want to become a Linux system administrator..How could i get this tittle..?
In the real world of computing it is survival of the fittest, NOT a quest for certificates; if you want to build a career in Linux you must be able to put a linux box under your control from beginning to end, you have skills ready for any of the basic networking tasks, maintenance and applications: these skills command respect; certificates are papers that cannot solve problems. It is better to spend 24/7 playing around a linux box, hacking scripts, reading good unix/linux materials and mastering TCP/IP and shell scripts (all these can be done at home at no expense), rather than getting enrolled to some voodoo circles in order to obtain a piece of a**wipe known as cert-ific-ate. I have seen holders of RHCE fumbling for a newbie's help about grub! What? Whereas, we can hear some venerable geeks offering for free his respectable solutions over most difficult computing problems: solutions not guaranteed by an a**wipe certificate but by the obvious brilliancy and experience behind his opinion.

Hope this helps.

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By the way here are some fitting certificates (not solutions):

MCA -Microsoft Click-only Administrator
MCA -Master Catechumen Alphabetarian
RHCE -Red Head Caught in the Evening
 
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