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Old 07-28-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Want to peruse serious Linux Administration


Hi All,

I am working as a Linux administrator in a very small data centre with 5 servers with following routine tasks.

1. Managing SAMBA shares and giving user specific access for the shares.
2. Scheduling backup of some mount points with rsycn to store data in remote hard disk
3. User and group administration, with sudo access.
4. Creating and Managing Xen Virtual machines and giving access to other project teams.
5. Automating some tasks with Shell Scripting.
6. Managing FTP server for user uploads.

I have practiced a lot in my home laptop without RHEL training, Cleared RHCE and LPIC1.

I want to do some advanced system admin tasks, but do not have option in my current data centre. With Above skills is it possible to get a job ?

Please advice....

Awaiting for positive response...

Thanks in advance....
 
Old 07-28-2010, 03:55 AM   #2
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You've unfortunately posted to the wrong forum, as what you need to get a job varies around the globe. The Americans here will tell you, as I was reading on a post here just the other day, to say, contribute to a FOSS project - this will speak more highly on your resume than any certification, which is true! Unfortunately, here, in Godforsaken India, hirers love pieces of paper, and generally have no clue about the skills of an applicant, i.e. the total picture, and won't take the time to go into it either. So- all your RHCEs and whatever will come of use.
Do you know how to PROGRAM? It's always somewhat curious to me how people wherever can get a job in computers without knowing that, i.e. as a sysadmin, but that's just me, a almost 25 yr. veteran in computers speaking You mention shell scripting up there, so I assume you do. If you could get a job in your current place, there's nothing preventing you getting one somewhere better. As a last piece of advice, I'd advise you to hangout over here on LQ regularly, like I do! Helping ppl and seeing what responses people have given to a question is a great way to learn, IMO.

Best of luck!
 
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, here, in Godforsaken India, hirers love pieces of paper, and generally have no clue about the skills of an applicant, i.e. the total picture, and won't take the time to go into it either. So- all your RHCEs and whatever will come of use.
Unfortunately that is the brutal truth we have to face

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With Above skills is it possible to get a job ?
Have you tried Naukri.com ? It really helps.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thank you resetreset and anishakul for your replies.

I always keep reading queries in LQ. I have applied in naukri and monster india..

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Unfortunately that is the brutal truth we have to face
Do you mean to say this is an advantage if we have Certifications and good hands on on Linux ?

Waiting for Calls..

Any more advices ?

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Old 07-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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Do you mean to say this is an advantage if we have Certifications and good hands on on Linux ?
You are welcome !

I meant Indian employers do not care if you have contributed to FOSS or you have volunteered w.r.t FOSS in educational institutions. They just care to see if you have lots of degrees or not. I have seen many cases where people have no practical knowledge but since they have the degrees they get the job.

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You are supposed to apply to at least 10 jobs daily in naukri.com. Applying once then expecting to get calls will not help.

How many years have you spent in your job ?

Check the last pages of the magazine named "Linux For You", it shows the available Linux admin jobs in India.

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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Hi anishakaul,

Thanks again for your reply.

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How many years have you spent in your job ?
I have spent around 1 year 10 months

I have got good hands on Linux in my Laptop. And have basic knowledge of networking, but as we take backups to another hard disk, No idea of tape drives.

Thanks again.
 
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Hi anishakaul,

Thanks again for your reply.



I have spent around 1 year 10 months

I have got good hands on Linux in my Laptop. And have basic knowledge of networking, but as we take backups to another hard disk, No idea of tape drives.

Thanks again.
Vinay,

I recommend that you do not think of changing job for another 1.5 years. AFAIK minimum 3 years experience is must for fetching a *reputed* job w.r.t India (since you are not a fresher now).

I recommend that you start finding out the market requirements w.r.t System admins. Analyze what skills which are required by the market that you do not have currently and practice them.

Then when *you* think you are ready to face your competitors, jump in

P.S. You sleep late, its 11:30 PM
 
Old 07-28-2010, 03:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for your comments Anisha...
 
Old 07-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:52 AM   #10
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Vinay,

One more suggestion,

Have you thought of adding "Linux from Scratch" to your resume ?
I seriously think you should !!!

It may not help you at present but since now your whole career is directed towards Linux Administration, I am fully confident that adding "LFS" to your resume will help you after 5 -6 years when you will approach "high package paying" companies for job.

Those "high package paying" companies do not hire someone just on the basis of certificates, you will face a real test there !!!!


Meanwhile have a look at the following post, hope you know all the answers there.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post3885275

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