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Old 12-15-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Which way?

Hello, I am currently living in France and trying to change career paths I have good computer skills and am learning Linux in the best way, using it on a daily basis and trying to configure everything myself. My problem is that once I start looking for a job in IT saying what I can do will get me no-where and as anyone in France can tell you, the French do like paperwork!! I am trying to decide which path to choose, the Redhat path or LPI?

I will have to do it via e-learning due to logistic and timing problems, flying out to the states in a few years to take the final exams.

Please could you experts out there, already working and if any employers out there could tell me what is the best path to take I would be very grateful.


Old 12-15-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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"the Redhat path or LPI? "

Both will teach you Linux. But there is a small difference when you are trying to get a job. Companies that use Red Hat probably would be a little more impressed with the Red Hat courses. Companies that use other Linux distributors would probably favor LPI. Since the most popular distribution in France is Mandrake I suggest that you choose LPI.

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Old 12-15-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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I agree with the above but what I look for is experience. I know its a bit of a chicken and egg problem but you can gain experience in many ways.. As you learn and configure these linux components on your own try to create a project that you can put on your resume or alteast talk about in an interview.. i.e. set up a windows domain and service other computers in your house with the linux box. Setup a centralized linux software repository that is exported to client linux boxes using nfs, and provide central login via nis+ or LDAP.

Old 12-16-2004, 02:51 AM   #4
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fantatxi replies, thanks very much both of you! Matt, I like the idea of creating my own relevant work exp, the current is a small 4 box network running Windows, Mandrake, Slackware and LFS, I am hoping to gain a lot of insight into Linux from LFS! Then I have a few clients set up already to teach them the basics of Linux, these are friends and colleagues that are too scared to take the plunge into Linux on their own despite my re-assurances that getting a modern Linux system up and running can be nice and simple!

Anyway thanks for all the help, that article was pretty useful too, I knew I could count on you board membes!



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