Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:13 PM
I suggest you get the CompTIA A+, then N+, then Server+ as the minimum, as quickly as possible! Then get the CompTIA Security+, as it will set your résumé apart from the others with the least amount of effort from your side.
åTake a break, then get the CompTIA Linux+, and then do your MCITP later...
You would be better because of these certs, both from a job/career path perspective, as well as from a perspective of dealing with tasks and issues where others have either a plug&pray or google&go attitude.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:45 AM
hehe, didnt take pic of the server room...should have.
Thanks for the support guys, yeah, gonna do the A+ and N+ first, get them out the way. Luckily its not a requirement to start the job, but a requirement to keep the job. yeah, lets study and leave my lazyness for good.
Thanks for the advice guys, really appreciate the words!
I cant explain how hard the future is weighing on me, esp that of my son.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:46 AM
meh, have already downloaded latest suse, and have ubuntu in the queue....
Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:55 PM
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:11 PM
I would suggest you start with an old PC, and set that up as a Linux file-server... prob the best way to learn the basics / fundamentals of Linux.
Learn about SSH, SAMBA, XServer, VNC, etc. etc. easily then, without compromising you main system.
Also suggest you stay away from the distro's that make life too easy [like openSuSE's one-click install, etc.] use something like CentOS or Debian for this task... Once you get a hang of the fundamentals, use any distro you like.
Using Linux as a pure desktop is cool as well, but if you're using VMPlayer or Dual-Boot, you may find yourself not focusing on as you can already do things fast on windows currently...
I, personally, really enjoy Linux... both from a desktop user, server admin, as well as a hobbyist perspective... In fact, I'm about to upgrade to kernel 3.9 on my notebook [running Fedora 18] and so I can try the SSD caching option it offers.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted Yesterday, 02:19 PM
There's a GUI for a lot of things, but I found I can get a lot more done in a terminal [and it looks 100x cooler :P]