[TriLUG] Career planning - certs(?)
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Sun Sep 21 22:31:44 EDT 2008
On Sep 21, 2008, at 10:26 PM, Greg Cox wrote:
>> Work on your skills, volunteer if you have to. Beef up your
>> resume with actual knowledge.
>> Having interviewed several hundred people, knowledge
>> impresses me over paper.
> I'll second what Matt's said, with a little more. One of the things
> I ask in every interview is "Tell me about your home network."
> There's plenty of sysadmin-y things you could run that would let you
> pick up some knowledge that might help you get in the door.
> Set up a server. LVM your partitions. Set up automounting your
> home directory across boxes. Run your own internal DNS. Set up
> a DHCP server. LDAP your userids. Set up serial consoles to
> everything. Set up apache and mysql and a wiki. Document your
> changes. Get some cheap managed cisco switches off ebay and VLAN
> your servers from your desktops. Set up a backup rotation. Set
> up monitoring for all the services you just spun up.
> There's plenty you can learn at home for far less than an RHCE costs,
> and it gets you buzzwords for resume fodder.
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