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

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Tue Oct 20 14:13:28 CDT 2015

Rthines81 <rthines81 at gmail.com> writes:

> 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 :).

I would check out tldp.org

Some of the guides are particularly good if a bit dated.

What I have seen of certificates is that when they are good they help
you expand your breadth of knowledge but if they were someones primary
qualification I would be a bit leery of the person.


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