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Peter Rooke
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
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Hi, I've been using Unix / Linux for some years now - good knowledge of commands and shell scripting and VI

However being a programmer, I've not done any real system admin work and have no interest in this area.
I would like to get a certification; but one that tells people I know the operating system from a programmers perspective!
Does anyone know if a certification like this exists?

Thanks in advance for any help....

Oh while I'm talking about sys admins, a bit of fun from the GNU Not Unix crowd: GNU Know Your System Admin!


Regards Pete
Tim Holloway
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Linux isn't a platform where paper certs count. You establish your credibility by doing, not by testing. When your name shows up in the committer's list for a Linux OS-level product, that is your "certification".


Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
Pat Farrell
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I agree with the spirit that Tim writes, but you don't have to be a developer (aka committer) to be a sysadmin. You do have to be a sysadmin. You can start by being a sysadmin for the server in your house/apartment. This quickly becomes the usual "how do I get experience when all jobs require experience" issue.
Peter Rooke
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Thanks for the replys!

committer's list for a Linux OS-level product, that is your "certification".

- oh I just don't have time to get into in depth operating system development (wish I had). Too busy learning business stuff and keeping on top of the lastest Java technologies....
Tim Holloway
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Peter Rooke wrote:Thanks for the replys!

committer's list for a Linux OS-level product, that is your "certification".

- oh I just don't have time to get into in depth operating system development (wish I had). Too busy learning business stuff and keeping on top of the lastest Java technologies....




You realize that Operating System development IS "know the operating system from a programmers perspective"???
Peter Rooke
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Yes, maybe I should have said from a users perspective!! Truth is I've only ever going to be writting shell scripts, and develop applications that make use of the operating system - so that makes me a user!

I may use C (I'm am currently) but not doing any systems development... I'll always be a developer working on business systems...
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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