[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 11:16:17 CDT 2009


Amahi, Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, OpenSolaris, you name it it's out there.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Kevin Buckner <sirjaggy29 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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