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Old 03-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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what else do i need to know to be qualified as linux server administrator?


i'm trying to learn my best
what else do i need to know to be qualified as Linux server administrator?
please answer, i need to know as i'm willing to learn
 
Old 03-01-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Well the first question is what do you already know?

A system administrator does so much more than manage an OS. Most SYS Admins, rack equipment, implement equipment, roll out security patches, write scripts, research products, write tons of documentation, etc. As a sys admin you have to have good troubleshooting skills, lots of common sense, and don't be afraid to break it. Chances are you will break it 90 times before you get it working right.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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i have learn a lot of things in linux though.. but not what you mentioned

what is racking equipment?
implementing equipment?

what does this mean please?
 
Old 03-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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what is racking equipment?
implementing equipment?

what does this mean please?
Please do not kill the messenger, but you have *much* to learn to be qualified in my mind.

Racking equipment.. Physically putting the server in the rack and cabling it. Unfortunately no one has wrote a script for this yet. If you can write me a script for that I will find you a job here where I work and teach you ALL I know.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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Make yourself an account here :
https://www.redhat.com/apps/training/assess/index.html

And try the pre-assessment test. If you can do that correctly, then you can see how much there is to do.
This test is really basic stuff.
It is red hat but the ideas are similar in many distros.

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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I'd say if you can answer about 90% of the questions posed on this site you'd be qualified.

Most people take a qualification test though.

Might browse the system admin courses curriculum for each topic offered at your local college or online boot camps.

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Physically putting the server in the rack and cabling it. Unfortunately no one has wrote a script for this yet. If you can write me a script for that I will find you a job here where I work and teach you ALL I know.
Code:
#!/bin/sh


echo "Getting Server Hardware List '$SERVERS' ..."

cleanup() {
  # Clean up Server Racks:
  echo "--- Cleaning up the staging area..."
  umount -f ${UNUSED_HARDWARE} 2>/dev/null || true
  umount -f ${UNUSED_HARDWARE} 2>/dev/null || true
  rm -rf ${UNUSED_HARDWARE}
}

  cp $SERVERS $RACKMOUNT

while [ $ETH_CABLES != installed ]
do
installcables()
done

while [ $PWR_CABLES != installed ]
do
installcables()
done

echo "Server Installation Complete"
haha
 
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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How much of this do you already know ...
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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At least I don't suck

Great stuff. Like always best input for weak question. Go LQ

Code:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Essentials Pre-assessment Questionnaire Topic	Evaluation	Score
Basic Filesystem and File Commands 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
The Linux Filesystem Layout 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Permissions and Attributes 	Deep Understanding 	4
Text Processing Tools 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
The vi and vim Editors 	Deep Understanding 	4
System Configuration Tools 	Deep Understanding 	4
Standard Input and Output System 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Process Control 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Client-side Encrypted Communications 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
bash Command Line Shortcuts 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Shell Scripting 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Task Automation 	Substantial Knowledge 	3


Total Score: 39
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #10
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Great stuff. Like always best input for weak question. Go LQ
There are people out there charging over 3000 to get people through that first course (RH033).

Have you tried the pre-assessment for RH133 ?
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:55 PM   #11
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Done better than I thought

Code:
Red Hat Linux System Administration Pre-assessment Questionnaire Topic	Evaluation	Score
Supported Hardware 	Familiarity 	1
Installation 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Creating and maintaining filesystems 	Deep Understanding 	4
X Window System Administration 	Deep Understanding 	4
System initialization 	Deep Understanding 	4
User and group administration 	Familiarity 	1
Client-side network authentication 	Familiarity 	1
Network setup and troubleshooting 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
Printing 	Substantial Knowledge 	3
System Logging and Monitoring 	Deep Understanding 	4
System-wide task automation 	Deep Understanding 	4
RPM 	Deep Understanding 	4


Total Score: 36 

Conclusion: You have sufficient knowledge of the topics at this skill level.
Lot of redhat specific question. (Also using it at work i don't fell comfortable) And X fucked me over like usual. Does not state it though. But I'm no way into X.

Might add that I got LPI-1 done.. And preparing for lvl 2 (also this goes on since 2 years)

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