[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:
> 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.
More information about the OLUG