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Old 11-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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New to Linux....Need your suggestion.

i want to be a Linux system and network admin. Help me with what are things i need to remember. Thank you.
Old 11-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Short answer: experiment, learn, read, learn, do, learn, read, experiment, learn, practise exams, do exam, get certification, done
Oh, and get some books along the way, about the subject. (e.g. networking essentials, or whatnot.. )

longer answer:
you need to have a fair bit of knowlegde on both areas, before you can even start doing exams. (there are thousands of questions in the exam pool, from which you get a series of questions presented during exams).
You can not be Linux certified, but you can get GNU/Linux certified. You can also be certified for a certain Distribution (e.g. Redhat or SuSE)
the choice is yours to make, what kind of GNU/Linux certification you are going for, and by which institute (e.g. LPI)
Same for the network admin certification, what type of certification do you want? (e.g. speciality in this area?)
Maybe you want to be specialized in Juniper™ or Cisco™, or generic?

etc etc...

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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Simple, you need to know Linux.
Old 11-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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Start here
If you tell us which distro you are using, we can provide more specific links
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You might want to look at the Certification forums here at LQ.

There are tons of Linux reference materials on the web. Here are two good introductory ones: It's oriented towards Ubuntu, but it's a really good introduction geared to the beginning and intermediate user. Machtelt Garrels's Intro to Linux, a detailed and thorough manual.

There's lots of good stuff at The Linux Documentation Project (
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