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Old 02-15-2008, 03:17 AM   #1
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Please let me know what should i learn more in Unix/Linux ?


Hi friends,

I am a Linux System Admin.Now what i am working on is Small LAN setup:Which has following servers and 60 workstations.

DNS,DHCP,FTP,POSTFIX,SQUID,IPTABLES(ON GATWWAY),NAGIOS,NTOP,MRTG,BUGZILLA AND CVS.

Now i feel like being saturated.Now what else i should learn to be into market.Means where should i go now?In LINUX networking itself?if so wat else i should learn in networking?LAMP?OR mail servers?or linux security,or oracle database or into erp or anything else..i want to be specialized in one ,so wat should i choose ..please help!!!!

See i need that field which will give me more $$$$'s ..as i like unix/linux (in short unix flavors more)..(and ya never liked/n sitll dont like Computers)..Only as Unix flavors give good jobs i am working on Computers.

Ya i may sound some what different but....

Regards,
Prayag
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:53 AM   #2
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get a certification
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:08 AM   #3
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Hi friends,

I am a Linux System Admin.Now what i am working on is Small LAN setup:Which has following servers and 60 workstations.

DNS,DHCP,FTP,POSTFIX,SQUID,IPTABLES(ON GATWWAY),NAGIOS,NTOP,MRTG,BUGZILLA AND CVS.

Now i feel like being saturated.Now what else i should learn to be into market.Means where should i go now?In LINUX networking itself?if so wat else i should learn in networking?LAMP?OR mail servers?or linux security,or oracle database or into erp or anything else..i want to be specialized in one ,so wat should i choose ..please help!!!!

See i need that field which will give me more $$$$'s ..as i like unix/linux (in short unix flavors more)..(and ya never liked/n sitll dont like Computers)..Only as Unix flavors give good jobs i am working on Computers.

Ya i may sound some what different but....

Regards,
Prayag
If you are Linux system admin, then you should have known that LAMP is not actually networking, it is web development. LAMP means Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Even oracle, ERP are also not networking, they are DBA field. System administrator and Database administrator are diferent.

What do you mean by you do not like computers? Then how come you like unix flavours ?

First, please make yourself clear, or else I am afraid noone can help you.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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From what I understand from the OP, he is in the field for the money, not because he likes it...
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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From what I understand from the OP, he is in the field for the money, not because he likes it...
In my interviewing and hiring days (Engineering--science instruments for space) I would always ask candidates how they got into engineering. Any statement like "because my dad said it was good money" resulted in instant rejection---regardless of grades or anything else.

For the OP:
If you want to advance in your career, the very first thing you should do is work on your writing and grammar. If I saw something like this:
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See i need that field which will give me more $$$$'s ..as i like unix/linux (in short unix flavors more)..(and ya never liked/n sitll dont like Computers)..Only as Unix flavors give good jobs i am working on Computers.
on a resume, you would never get an interview. It would not matter if you had single-handedly developed Linux for roller skates.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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From what I understand from the OP, he is in the field for the money, not because he likes it...
Agreed.

His name suggests that he is from India, like me. Frankly speaking, in India there is very little scope for Linux professional in job markets. People do Linux certifications (mostly RHCE) along with CCNA, MCSA etc etc. to add a field in their resume. All Linux professionals do here are managing Windows server. Companies that use Linux, deployed RHEL in their workstations and servers, and Red Hat tech support teams deal with their every problem. Hence, there is no place for a real Linux professional to show his skill.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:24 AM   #8
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Hi friends,

I am very thankful to all of you for all the valuable suggestions,you all have given.But a bit disappointed that most of you have not given the answer for the question:"What should i learn more?" but have only given lectures.Any ways I am into the field of networking from last 5 years and I am MCP and RHCE.I am preparing for OCA and Solaris certification(This i am doing just to learn more).I will still state i don't like computers..but for money..See again i don't want to create an issue but would state that all do for money only and all other things are secondary.So rather than discussing all these lets be professional and lets discuss whats good for me so that i can earn more dollars.
Please don't create an issue please be professionals..!

Regards,
Prayag
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:40 AM   #9
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Personally, money is secondary. Love and obsessions is always my primary goal. Lectures on life and love (and money) aside, I don't understand what you're looking for.

You have your RHCE. If you're interested in pursuing the Microsoft world, grab your MCSE. For general networking, be a pro and get CCNA CCNP and CCIE. If I remember correctly, in studies the CCIE alone generated an average 15% higher pay rate than those without CCIE.

Prove that you're vendor-neutral. Network+, Linux+, Security+, LPIC.

It's difficult to make suggestions since you don't really specifically state what area you're trying to improve in.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:44 AM   #10
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Hi!

@prayag_pjs

People told you and you don't listen. You all have more knowledge in system administration than me. But i have decided, what i want to do in my life and i am doing it right know. I am studying for CCNA, Windows AD, and now Linux. As i study, work and learn i will know even more what i want to do, so i will learn more. I will have knowledge and because of that, i will have more money.

You on the other hand, u learn things just for the money. You don't know what you want to do and because of that, you are asking us for the advice. If you don't know what you want to do in life and prosper, how can we?

If you want more money, start with your own business. At the beginning it will be difficult but in time (if you are successful), you will get even more money.

P.S. sorry for bad English.

Last edited by BBKing212; 02-16-2008 at 05:46 AM.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:08 AM   #11
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Please don't create an issue please be professionals..!
We do know what are we doing here, aren't we?

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See again i don't want to create an issue but would state that all do for money only and all other things are secondary.
Completely wrong. If you search thoroughly, then you will find many professionals sacrificed their career which would have brought them more money for the one they opted because of personal love.

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So rather than discussing all these lets be professional and lets discuss whats good for me so that i can earn more dollars.
We are here to help others, to solve problem, not for helping someone to earn dollars.

Your question was "What should I learn more?"

Answer: Being a System Adminitrator from 5 years in professional world should teach you what things will have benefits for you. If you are unable to learn then we are here to deliver some "lectures".

thank you.

Period............................

Last edited by lycan; 02-16-2008 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #12
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I repeat:
  1. Do whatever it takes to improve your language skills--grammar, etc.
  2. Stop talking about money as the only goal.


It seems to me you are getting some good advice here---you apparently just don't want to hear it. That we cannot help you with.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #13
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I will still state i don't like computers..but for money..
Well I guess we should all be glad you aren't studying to be a Doctor.

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:06 AM   #14
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hey nice man
where are u working
kindly put me into the job under u
 
Old 02-18-2008, 04:07 AM   #15
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Hi,
Once again i thank all of you for the advice an help.
I would leave that money part aside.Leave it we wont discuss on it.Now suppose i decide to prosper in Linux system administration what else should i learn more in Linux System administration?I am not getting right exposure to Linux so want to know from all the Gurus.I am stating these because even though i know Linux from last 4 years real experience on Linux i got in last one and half year in my current company.Before this i was Windows Administrator.

Hope you all are understanding my problem.

Regards,
Prayag
 
  


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