Re: How to become a System Administrator?
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 18:57:53 +0200
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Dave Hinz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004 14:48:15 +0200, Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote:
> > Dave Hinz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > You did take the exam? It' AFAIR about 1 hour multiple choice,
> > you might be able to learn and then 5-6 hours of real world lab
> > tests on a system.
> Unfortunately, my employer at the time felt that the crisis-of-the-week
> was more important (to them) than me finishing the class, so I was yanked
> out of it to fix something that didn't matter days later, let alone now.
> Not annoyed by that though, nope, not me.
What a pity. If possible you should try to get another
opportunity, I really enjoyed the week.
> > Most people failed miserable, they didn't have the required experience.
> Some very experienced folks failed miserable too, 10 years of SunOS/
> Solaris doesn't help with redhat-specifics, for instance. I guess
There's not much redhat specific knowledge needed, I had never
used RH before the course (4 days + 1day exam). Albeit things
might be complicated, if you are not used to work with multiple
different *nix, including one or another Linux distro.
> what I'm saying is it's a test that, in order to pass, you have to
> be good at learning for and passing tests, but practical knowledge
> counts much more.
Didn't prepared myself or learned before the exam, IMHO any
halfway experienced *nix admin with some Linux knowledge,
preferable on a rpm based distro should be able to pass it.
There's nothing in the exam, which couldn't be told day to day
work for an admin. I agree that the "practical knowledge" is most
important, if one can work out anything straight from a VT, there
should be no problem passing it. Sadly one isn't allowed, due to
several NDA he has to sign, to tell anything specific about the
exam. Even if I don't believe those NDA are worth a straw, since
they were not written in my native language, but then, I won't
test it out.
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