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Old 02-24-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Hello All,

As being new I am looking forward for some suggestions/ strategy to get Red Hat dissolved in my blood.

Questions:
1) Is there any Sync b/w Red Hat and CCNA.... if yes then wht are the future prospective ???
2) what s the best method to understand Linux??

Waiting for answer ASAP

Regards
Nitin.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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1) Of course, networking skills often are useful in a systems/network administration environment. That being said getting a RHCE without knowing linux is A) going to be extremely difficult and B) Worthless. If you're looking for a certification to 'learn' about linux a better choice would be Linux+ or LPIC1. They cover more basic issues you're going to face often. RHCE covers a lot of very RH specific items which won't apply to a lot of linux and unix you're going to use in the field (I've been responsible for servers running Debian, Redhat, SuSE, Slackware, Devil, CentOS, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSDi, Irix, SunOS, Solaris, SCO, and Windows NT3.51-Server2k8.) Diversify your skill set is good advice if you're planning on a career in systems administration you're going to need to know ~many~ operating systems in all likelihood.

2) Use it. Blow your windows off your computer, install a non extremely user friendly Linux variant (try Arch, Gentoo, Slackware (*ducks*- Don't get me wrong, slack is not hard, but it doesn't cuttle you like say ubuntu or mint), etc.) setup the services you might see in the field and use them locally, fix the problems you encounter. Setup web, mail, ftp, web apps, ldap, sql, integrate your apps, etc. Once you get all the bugs worked out move onto a new distribution until you feel pretty comfortable on any distribution. It takes time. You've got to actively use the system or you'll never really know it well enough to admin it.

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Old 02-24-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions! I never used RedHat and can't give an optimal answer to your first question, but learning Linux is about reading the manuals and documentation. If you wish to learn how the Linux system works and is set up i suggest you have a look at
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ since it's a nice "cookbook" on how to make your own Linux distro and every single package is explained like why do we need it why it's after this and before that, etc.

Enjoy your stay at LQ.org !

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Old 02-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by vanicenitin View Post
Waiting for answer ASAP
We pretty much answer questions when we get around to it---could be minutes, hours or days---I hope that will be OK with you. (Since you logged off only 22 minutes after your post, I assume that you have some flexibility.)

To learn Linux, install it and start using it. Forget about tests, certification, etc. until you are already up on the curve.

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