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Old 07-26-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Post Need some serious advice......


Hi all..My name is Safeen..I did my btech in computer science and engineering...I have done a course in asp.net and have worked as a trainees in a small startuo company for 6 months and i found asp.net to be quite boring... Now i am planning to do a RHCSA,RHCE course...the duration of course is about 40 working days and the cost of the "course+exam" is arouund 40K INR ..And my Linux knowledge is "zero"...will it be easy for me to understand things and shud i go ahead with the course????? and what is the present and future job scope of RHCE around the globe... What is the nature of work like???? Is it a really good paying job????
 
Old 07-26-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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And my Linux knowledge is "zero"...will it be easy for me to understand things and shud i go ahead with the course?
No, please, don't.
Read the following.
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My recommendation would be NOT to join any RHCE training centers right
now - If you aren't too familiar with Linux dealings, it might(!) be difficult
for you to "catch up" with speed of the teachings in the RHCE training centers,
since they will be aiming at "finishing up" the course in the given time.

LQ has seen many new comers who claim to have RHCE degrees but can't
even figure out how to connect to internet on the Linux systems.
Besides, I haven't heard yet a very positive review of RHCE training centers in
the place where I live.

My advice is to install CentOS. It is said to be a free version of Red Hat.
Second, get this book of Michael Jang: http://www.amazon.com/RHCSA-Linux-Ce...dp_ob_image_bk

My point is - practice at your home till you feel that you "know" what
you are doing. Then of course you can take the exam and clear it at one
go.
Besides, this thread might be of some interest to you:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-exam-943104/
 
Old 07-26-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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thanx Anisha for the reply... am from cochin ,Kerala.. i made my enquiry in a institute called IPSR.. also can u tell me if its easy to get a job after doing this course without having any prior experience but if u have a sound technical knowledge??????
 
Old 07-26-2012, 02:40 AM   #4
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also can u tell me if its easy to get a job after doing this course without having any prior experience but if u have a sound technical knowledge??????
Well, I can't say that you'll get "many" job opportunities in the
companies as a "fresher" in this field.
My advise would be to join a "school" or "college" at first.
School or colleges usually won't pay you high but you'll get a start.
You won't be called a fresher any more.

Besides, looking in naukri .com, and monsterindia .com will help.
http://jobsearch.naukri.com/linux-sy...-jobs-in-india

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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If you get Certification you will definitely get a job. Ask if they provide for placement from the institute itself.
Learning Linux by yourself can be daunting task unless you know some basics of Linux.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
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Learning Linux by yourself can be daunting task unless you know some basics of Linux.
Talking about the 10th century when there was no "internet"?
IMO, the only daunting act is quitting procrastination.

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #7
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You can buy a Linux For You magazine which is monthly and you can get it for Rs100. I feel that each edition of this magazine is worth reading.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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The self-quote by Anisha in post #2 is good advice.
Get yourself a copy of Centos and learn/practice until you know it well, then you can think about course/cert.
If you get yourself up to a good std at home, the you'll be able to take a shorter course that will save you money.

I don't know about India, but a Cert does NOT generally guarantee you a job, BUT a lot of HR Depts/Agencies use that as a simple weeding out pt, so can be handy.
 
  


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