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Old 10-16-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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How to become a Linux System Administrator

Hello good people,glad to be here. I'm interested in becoming a certified Unix system Administrator but not sure what specific skill sets i need, where to get certified and how to get a job. I took interest in Linux about two years ago and between that time and now, i have self experiment by installing a series of virtual machines on my PC. I have experiment with Fedora 22, Centos and redhat. I,m comfortable with the creating files and directories, giving permissions, creating dummy users for experiments, mater the vi commands and other commands and many more. but i need you experts to mentor me and direct me on what to do and get certified. thank you good people.
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Firstly the so called certifications are questionable. The process does teach you valuable stuff, but it's not clear to me that the fact that one has a certification makes them any more employable. And vice versa, the fact that someone does not have a certification also does not suddenly classify them as non-desirable for employment. But one thing is for sure, the certifications cost money. Therefore my take on it is to consider it, as you are, but be wary of the worth of it before you launch ahead spending money. If it is a worthwhile thing, companies would sponsor it.

I'd learn both Linux and Windows administration. You'll find that the servers will have Linux, but the workstations will have Windows. Other than the learning which you are already performing, seek out jobs that fit for your experience level. And continue to learn so you can grow in your position.

Finally, search these forums for similar questions. Because your's isn't the first.

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Old 10-16-2015, 08:40 PM   #3
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Without Windows what are your chances of making it as a Linux Administrator?

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Originally Posted by Fred Caro View Post
Without Windows what are your chances of making it as a Linux Administrator?

That depends on the site. There are a few that only have Linux systems... Most of the Linux admin job postings I have seen are specific to Linux, but they have "also desired..." references that almost always include Windows.


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