[olug] Looking into a career in Linux. Advice?

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Tue Oct 20 14:02:16 CDT 2015

Run! :) Linux is great. Get experience with centos 5,6,7, rhel 5,6,7,
Debian, virtualization (VMware, Xen, etc), systemd, upstart, etc. Being
comfortable with Linux is a huge part of it.

See if you can get a job at a smaller company for a while to have
On Oct 20, 2015 1:51 PM, "Rthines81" <rthines81 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
>        I have used Linux as a hobby and refurbishing and repairing pcs for
> about 5 years now and decided to look into a career with Linux.
> I plan to take some online classes for certificates on Linux foundation,
> such as Intro to Linux 101 and the online course for system admin,  setup a
> machine running centos or fedora, maybe look into getting a server to run
> virtual labs.  Is that a good start?  For those in the field, hiring or
> hands on experience,  what do most people look for in candidates?  What
> other certifications?  Is there a certain field in Linux needed the most?
> If you'd like to respond back to my email directly feel free :).
> Rthines81 at gmail.com
> Thank you
> Ryan
> Sent from my iPhone
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