[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Kevin Buckner sirjaggy29 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 10:57:28 CDT 2009

thanks I might take you up on that offer. I need another head to study with.

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 8:45 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Kevin;  I can't speak to your whole question, but, if you'd like to pursue
> a CompTIA Linux+ certification, I'd be more than happy to study/practice
> with you as I pursue my own...
> Cheers;
> Ed
> =============
> Kevin Buckner wrote:
>> Here is my situation history
>>   I am trying to develop more hands on Linux/Unix expertise. I used to be
>> a
>> Solaris/ AIX
>> Power User ( I refrain from using the term system administrator too
>> loosely
>> :) ) Since 2002 I did not
>> have access to these (Power PC and SPARC machines) commercial unixes. So
>> there was
>> a big gap between my last hands on experience which made it difficult to
>> show credibility. In 2007
>> I got hooked on Fedora and DSL ( Damn Small Linux) and wanted to become a
>> linux engineer. So
>> at first I tried to relate my old commericial unix  experience to linux
>> which was a huge mistake. Then I decided
>> to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
>> I spent most of last year trying to build my experience on CentOS, Puppy,
>> Open Suse and Ubuntu Linux to prepare for
>> certification as a Linux Engineer.  I was hooked on Open Solaris, and MAC
>> OS
>> X as well but didnt spend as much time
>> on these other unix systems as linux. So here is my question: By
>> volunteering on open source projects could I build
>> expertise in linux or by starting a home test lab instead? Or better yet
>> getting linux + certified is the way to expertise. I
>> did want  to support in a hands on way. Please advise.
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