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Old 03-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #1
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I have $700 in a business bank account and want to get my foot in the door in IT

With $700, what certifications what would you take to get your foot in the door in IT? I could take LPI level 1 and 2, would that be enough?
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I think it depends on what you want to do--"IT" is a big world. My son got his foot in the door by working in the shipping department at an Apple dealer.

I would find some employers that hire people that do what you want to do--then ask them what qualifications and experience they are looking for.
Old 03-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thank you for your input :)

I always work with the cart before the horse....what I'm interested in is Linux administration and Open Source...I would like to work for a school district supporting their infrastructure. Unfortunately, many if not most people have not heard of Linux.

I have 5 computers at home, 4 of which are dedicated servers...LAMP, router/firewall/DNS,NFS/SAMBA file server and an information server(I'm thiking LDAP.)

I'm learning how to build/use/secure, then repeat until I can do it easily.

In some of the posts I have participated in, the gurus have said that while you are not in the business of supporting Linux, you are in the business "making things work", transparently and efficiently.

So in the grand scheme of things, I am going for a junior system admin position. I'm not sure LPI/MCP is the way to go. I don't like Microsoft because I feel its rather limiting, but if that is where the money is....
Time is of the essence, so I'm going to purchase a testing voucher today and I have 2 weeks before I have a day off to test. I have 4 days off spread over 3 weeks each. Each day to take and hopefully pass a cert.

I would like to go to a small school, give them free computers (from Not-for-profits) and say I'll support them for a salary. I just want a chance to get very very good at Linux and I can do that better if thats they way I make a living.

foot in the door soon...


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