[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Kevin Buckner sirjaggy29 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 11:04:49 CDT 2009

You hit the nail on the head about paper technicians. That is why I want
real expertise and not just a paper title.
I think certification and the home lab will be necessary for real linux
expertise. Does anyone know of any
open source linux projects they would recommend?

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>wrote:

> on 7/18/09 8:54 PM, ed said:
>  In my world, we call these "paper technicians."  They may know how to
>> browse a book and pass a test, just but choke when the interviewer as them
>> to describe or demonstrate a memory upgrade...  :P
> That's one of the things about most of the Red Hat certs.  There is a
> theoretical side, and a practical side.  If you can't demonstrate the
> practical side under the gun trying to fix 23 different problems in a ten
> minute period of time (or whatever), then you fail the cert.
> Of course, once someone gets the cert, that doesn't mean that they won't
> flunk the job interview.  And even if they do pass the interview with flying
> colors and they have all the right certs, they could still be a very
> unpleasant person to work with or for.
> So, you've got to keep all these factors in mind.
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