Re: How to become a System Administrator?
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:04:02 -0000
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jalvin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dave Hinz <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<c4stip$2n0ol1$4@ID-134476.news.uni-berlin.de>...
> > On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 09:36:28 -0500, David Douthitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > "New Guy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >
> > >> What is the best curriculum that you suggest so I can best prepared?
> > >
> > > My recommendation is to get certified. I would recommend becoming Solaris
> > > and Red Hat Certified, since those two operating systems comprise the
> > > greatest number of UNIX and Linux installations respectively.
> > Well, that'll get you past the HR folks, but once you get into the
> > interview with the techie person, certifications don't mean all that
> > much. The RHCE is a very complete test, but even still it's more book
> > learning than it is a test of how good of a sysadmin you'll be.
> Firstly let me disagree with Dave on the RHCE, its a practical exam
> one of only two in the industry, the exam is a day of hell that will
> pull sweat from every pour. It is a very good test of how good an
What is the other?
Have to agree about the exam, its really no that easy unless you
have some experience and can work out things in a second or two.
Most in my class failed miserable in the practical test, there's
not much you can learn about it. As you don't know what kind of
problems you have to master, it can be almost anything. They were
pretty good in the multiple choice test but it's AFAIR only 20%
of the exam.
> Short synopsis:
> Learn IP then LINUX then Perl or / and Java both with some XML, by
> then you will know what you need to do.
I'd suggest learning some shell ksh/bash/etc and most important
learn awk, you'll find it on any *nix system. Don't use the one
that is first (per default) in $PATH on a solaris, only they know
why they have placed it there?
We can be called lucky, looks like we have lost our resident
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