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Old 09-21-2015, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hey guys, first post here.

So, I've been using linux for a couple of months now because I like the open source theme and I have been working as a level 1 technician in a big IT compagnie for about 2 years now and I wanted something better then windows. I wanted to develop my skills in linux so I have been doing the LPIC 1 certification (not completed but about halfway through) to get a job as a linux tech or junior admin for starters. But the thing is, no one will want a LPIC 1 certification with no experience in linux in a corporation. My idea is, I have about 5-6 pentium 4 lying around and a dual-core that have no purpose for the time being. I want to create my own private linux network offline so I can train my linux skills like: making a primary server like DHCP, DNS, Apache and other practical things. The others, I would use as clients to make different access, test and things of the sort.

My question is, what exactly do you recommend I use for either the distribution (I was thinkin CentOS for master and something like lubuntu for the others since it's low performence) and what exactly should I train in so I could get better at linux for a corporation setup.

Any help is really appreciated, Thanks and sorry for the bad english, not my first language
Old 09-21-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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Well, I'd personally recommend Centos because RedHat/Centos is usually the most used distro in the commercial world.
However, check the job ads in your area and include one or two other distros if they appear on job ads.
Remember, because its free, you could start with concentrating on setting up the various servers just using Centos to keep it simple, then change one or two machines over later.

You might want to work your way through this site

Old 09-21-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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I would second what chrism01 said. If you are looking to work with Linux in the Enterprise, CentOS is the best to learn.

Once you are competent at CentOS, learning other server OSs will be relatively easy.


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