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Old 04-12-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
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Going into a Computer Career

Hello, I'm looking on some information on what I should learn and spend time working with. I've been working with FreeBSD & Linux.

Idealy, my goal would be to become a *nix Systems Administrator/Tech Support somewhere. What should I learn how to do, any certification that employers accually care about, that kind of thing. What programming languages would be nice to learn?

Old 04-12-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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You need to know how to set up well known services (BIND, sendmail, postfix, Apache etc), how to deal with problems.
Certifications? RHCE, maybe, but it's not 'a must'. In general: knowledge.
Programming lanuages: C, C++, Perl, Python. Plus shel scripting.
Old 04-12-2003, 09:17 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks. That'll give me some stuff to do when I should probably be doing my History homework...
Old 04-12-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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CompTIA has a new Linux+ certification that might be worth checking out. I'm not sure how good it is as I have not really looked into yet. Usually, CompTIA's certifications are pretty good.


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