Linux /Unix certification

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Linux certifications
I have question about Linux/Unix certification, What type of skill does Linux/Unix adminstrator have?? do they need to know a lot of programming skill or network skill?? before entering into Linux/Unix field, do I need to know MCSE/CIsco very well?? If I passed Linux+ from comptia, is it enought to work as LInux adminstrator without prior IT experience?? Basically I just want to focus on LInux/Unix field without dealing any other type of cert such as Window or CISCO. Do you think it is possible????!!!!!!!!

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this is possible but you will be entry level with the linux+ certification. If you get that it is a good start but after that work on getting a cisco certification which is considered a higher degree of mastery than the linux+. Or if you want to stay only linux you can go on to get your Red Hat certified Engineer certification or for a distro of your choice. But if you stay Linux only and not mix some other experience in with it you will be limiting yourself on job opportunites. There are a lot Unix based jobs out there though that pay pretty well so good luck!!

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  • Denny Cherry
    I'll refer you back to your other posting today about networking. As a junior sysadmin (which is what you would be being new to IT) you may very well be expected to support both Windows and Linux. Typically until you start to get into more senior level positions you don't get to really specialize in one platform or another. This is most true in small to medium businesses as they usually can't afford a lot of specialized people, so they usually need a few jack of all triad type people. I usually recommend that people who are new to IT not pick one specific platform or direction for thier carrier until they have tried several disiplines out first. How do you know that Linux is the direction that you want to go until you've looked at Windows, database, networking, development, etc. You may find that you hate being a Linux admin, and that you love working with Microsoft SQL Server, but if you don't try it (and with an open mind) how will you know? When I started in IT, I thought that I wanted to be a *nix admin. Turns out that I can't stand the platform. I also liked the Windows OS, and then started to work with databases and decided that SQL Server was what I really liked to work with. And because I love what I do and what I work with I am able to excel and what I do.
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