Getting an unix system administrator job.

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How did you get your start doing unix system administrator work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Marcia in Dallas, Texas

82 months ago

I have several positions available for Unix System Admins in the Auburn Hill, MI area. Send an email to marcias@cietrastaffing.com

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Terry in Libertyville, Illinois

67 months ago

I started working with Unix as a hobby (to be anti M$) I got my first Unix Admin job in 1996, I had basic skills, I could build a box, do basic changes, create users, etc. I still have very little formal training, the training that I do have is Mainly Veritas Volume Manager, and Veritas Cluster training. I learned most by listening to Sr admins and a lot of reading (mostly man pages). Remember... Google is your friend ;-)

To answer your question No. You dont need formal education, but I am sure that it doesnt hurt. How you learn also plays into it... Most of the Unix people I know personally do not learn well from books, they learn best by jumping in head first and just doing it.

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