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Old 12-01-2014, 05:43 AM   #1
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Maintaining Linux skills


Once you've gained Linux certification, what's the best way(s) to maintain those skills?
 
Old 12-01-2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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practice
 
Old 12-01-2014, 06:28 AM   #3
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Same as any set of skills. Use those skills on an everyday basis.
 
Old 12-01-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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"Linux certification" is, as my aunt would have said, "just book larnin'." If the only thing that you did was to read a book and pass someone's test, well, that's all you did. So far. Now, you need to put those skills to use. And one of the most-important skills that you must ("practice, practice, practice" to ...) obtain is the ability to "pick up" new things on-the-fly. To build up in your head a working-body of experience which will allow you to relate new things, whatever they are, to something that you already know.
 
Old 12-01-2014, 03:27 PM   #5
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Go on LQ. Find someone's question. Diag it. Wait to see if your solution matches what the OP requested. When pretty good, consider helping out on a few posts.

Otherwise, your daily tasks help. Reading new web pages for changes, and new tech helps.
 
Old 12-01-2014, 04:03 PM   #6
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Once you've gained Linux certification, what's the best way(s) to maintain those skills?
By studying for when you inevitably need to renew your certification.
 
Old 12-01-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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as a short green ancient once said while in a swamp
"There is no try, there is only DO and DO NOT"

practice
 
Old 12-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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Find something you need to do on a computer. Do it using Linux.

I'll second the suggestion to try to answer questions here at LQ. In trying to find a Linux answer and explain it to another person clearly and concisely, you will not only learn stuff you can later use, you impress it on your own mind.

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Old 12-01-2014, 07:36 PM   #9
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By studying for when you inevitably need to renew your certification.
What I kinda meant here is that the skills you need to get certified and the skills you need to run Linux day-to-day are not always the same.

Obviously, the ideal answer to "how do you maintain your Linux skills after being certified" is "you use the certification to get a job where the skills are used on a day to day basis."

While you're working on that, you just use Linux on a day-to-day basis. Stop booting into your other operating systems. Switch to a WM that will force you to do more from the command-line, like Fluxbox. Use the command-line whenever you can. Set up VMs and use them to try out different distributions. Try setting up servers and thinking about how you can use them to improve your life. Etc.
 
Old 12-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #10
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Read the OP's 1 other post. They claimed then to be writing an article. These questions are very general.

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Old 12-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #11
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why do you think i quoted yoda

certification is mostly useless

all it is is a little piece of paper that says that you "should" have some minimal level of knowledge
it in no way proves that one can USE that knowledge

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Old 12-02-2014, 07:12 AM   #12
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"There is no try. (Finally ... except for ...) There is only 1 and 0." ...
 
Old 12-02-2014, 07:24 AM   #13
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Gonna be a real whiz-bang article ... all this "research".
"Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained."
 
Old 12-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #14
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Once you've gained Linux certification, what's the best way(s) to maintain those skills?
Experiment with your installed system. I suggest that VirtualBox would be useful to create a VM sandbox with the Gnu/Linux of choice for such things. That way you can experiment and when you cannot recover then restoring an image is easier that doing a complete install.

These links to information that can help you grow by using will be of help;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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Hey onebuck,
This is a great collection of links for Linux.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
 
  


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