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Old 02-09-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Expectation from a 2yr experienced professional


Hi.. I've been working on unix and linux field for almost 2yrs and thinking of switching to Unix SA field. My question is from an employer perspective what will they expect from me after 2 yrs of experience?

Means till what depth they can ask questions for a UNIX SA job profile? If possible please provide some list of questions they can ask so that i can get an idea.

Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thanks

PS: i've completed the RHCE certification.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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An interviewer can ask what they want from a million and one different questions. Look at the requirements on the job description for what they are looking for - if you don't think you meet them then the chances are you'll be asked something you don't know.
 
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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Anyone...???
Bumping your own thread after a short time doesn't make anyone want to answer you faster...but what it DOES do is take your question off the zero-reply list, making it LESS VISIBLE, and LESS LIKELY that someone will answer it.

Also, this has been asked (and answered), many, MANY times on LQ before...a quick search can bring up LOTS. And your question:
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Hi.. I've been working on unix and linux field for almost 2yrs and thinking of switching to Unix SA field. My question is from an employer perspective what will they expect from me after 2 yrs of experience?
is a bit odd. You've been working on unix/linux for 2 years, and now want to become a systems administrator? What have you been doing for the past two years, then? And what they expect from you depends on what they tell you it does. You could only have to monitor a few servers and provide a few services. The could also ask you to monitor 2000 servers, patch them, back them up, and write code. That's up to them, the job they're looking to fill, and what the needs are.
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Means till what depth they can ask questions for a UNIX SA job profile? If possible please provide some list of questions they can ask so that i can get an idea.
Again, they can ask whatever they want, in as much depth as they want, on whatever subject they want. You are essentially asking "Can someone here tell me what questions an unknown person at an unnamed company will ask me, for a position that I don't know about". Unless you can tell me what my next client is going to ask me, how do you think I'll be able to tell you what your next potential employer will ask?
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PS: i've completed the RHCE certification.
Which could be a good thing or not, depending on if you just took a certification test, or whether you have alot of in depth knowledge behind it. Rest assured that if I interview someone with a 'certification', I ask VERY hard questions that someone with the KNOWLEDGE behind the certificate should be able to answer. Unless you can do that, you'll be in trouble, either in the interview, or later if you get the job.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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By SA do you mean "System Administrator" or "Software Assurance" ?

In either case the number and depth of the information they might query about is massive and very dependant on the job for which they are hiring.
 
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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Look for "similar" positions. If you've only been on your present job (or any related job) for two years, what's happening right now elsewhere in your own company?
 
  


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