[olug] Looking into a career in Linux. Advice?
justin at hotlinesinc.com
Tue Oct 20 18:00:42 CDT 2015
I have no degree, just years of experience. Might be a good primer for you.
I have always been hands on.
On Oct 20, 2015 5:55 PM, "Kevin" <sharpestmarble at gmail.com> wrote:
> So if I were looking, what would be a good primary qualification? A degree
> in the IT field somehow?
> On Oct 20, 2015 2:21 PM, "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
> > 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.
> > Eric
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