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Old 05-25-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Question need some advice


Hi, This is Tej from Hyderabad. I'm a B.Com grad with 2 yrs exp. in manual testing. I'm not working at the moment that's why I wanna do Linux certification. I've done Linux before and I do have a basic idea of Linux cmds. But is it worth of doing Linux certification at this point of time as my relatives tell that it's very hard to pursue the certification . Even the openings in Linux also isn't that good. However the market is good and probably what I feel the best in IT industry. I wanna do Linux administration becoz it's my dream and I feel that I can make linux look like a sitting duck and prove others wrong. Can any body help me in giving some good advice. My email id is tejesh_83@hotmail.com

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
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Hello tejesh_83, welcome to LQ,
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I've done Linux before and I do have a basic idea of Linux cmds.
how can it be your dream to be a Linux-administrator when you have only a basic idea of Linux?
I think Linux-administration is as good as Windows-administration as long as you'll find a job with it. But with basic understanding it will be a jump into very cold water to become a Linux-admin. And an additional problem is that a certification has nothing to do with experience, but experience is what they will pay you for.
I'd suggest at least to use Linux on a desktop-system and get a deeper understanding of the system. Fortunately Linux is not Windows and a Linux-server is not a completely different operatingsystem than a Linux-desktop (as is with Windows).

btw, spell your words.

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:07 AM   #3
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Try for RHCSA certification

Hi,

If I were you I'd work my way up using one of the major releases. Far as I know (sorry if I'm wrong) RedHat is the most used distro by major companies. And their certifications are in general greatly accepted by those companies.

So, if you don't mind studying hard, I'd reccomend you take the appropriate training and then go for the certification. Once you got that, you should be able to start as a junior admin. Work your way up from there and try and go for RHCE or higer.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 05:11 AM   #4
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... Far as I know (sorry if I'm wrong) RedHat is the most used distro by major companies. And their certifications are in general greatly accepted by those companies...
As far as I can see at least in the US it is RedHat, whereas in Germany Suse-Enterprise is more often used by companies.

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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Hi, This is Tej from Hyderabad. I'm a B.Com grad with 2 yrs exp. in manual testing. I'm not working at the moment that's why I wanna do Linux certification. I've done Linux before and I do have a basic idea of Linux cmds. But is it worth of doing Linux certification at this point of time as my relatives tell that it's very hard to pursue the certification . Even the openings in Linux also isn't that good. However the market is good and probably what I feel the best in IT industry. I wanna do Linux administration becoz it's my dream and I feel that I can make linux look like a sitting duck and prove others wrong. Can any body help me in giving some good advice. My email id is tejesh_83@hotmail.com
There are MANY threads on here, where this same (or VERY similar) question has been asked before.

Job markets vary from city to city, country to country. I doubt someone here would know what the market is like where YOU are, better than you do. Certifications in this area mean little, but the experiences you have do. Some other parts of the world, you'll get a job based on a certificate, whether or not you know what you're doing.

Want some advice? YOU make the decision, based on what YOU feel you should do, not based on what you think may get you a job NOW..because that could change in 5 years, and you'll be stuck. Also, some general advice would be not to ask folks on a web forum to email you answers...this is a COMMUNITY site, where everyone shares, not for you to come get one-on-one advice. For that, you should ask your teachers/counselors/parents/whoever...
 
Old 05-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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But is it worth of doing Linux certification at this point of time as my relatives tell that it's very hard to pursue the certification .
Everything is difficult to pursue, if you don't know what and why you are doing.
Consider pursuing the certification last of all. Since it is just a crash course, you won't learn much through their classes. I recommend that you prepare for the certification through Michael Jang's book. And when you are totally ready then think of taking the certification. Meanwhile answering the administration related threads on LQ would also help you.

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Even the openings in Linux also isn't that good. However the market is good and probably what I feel the best in IT industry.
They are two contradictory statements from your side. I recommend checking http://www.monsterindia.com/ w.r.t Linux admin jobs, see the results for yourself.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:54 AM   #7
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Dear Tejesh.
I am also a Linux System Administrator. Today there is so much competition in Linux world. As you said that it's your dream to be Linux Administrator and you just have basic knowledge so you can't achieve it easily so i would suggest you to install virtual machines at your home and play with them for a month. Install different softwares on virtual machines and give them instance of each other. I think this will be much easier to you and at the same time try to join any institute for Linux.
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