[oclug] i need some feed back
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 13 19:52:15 EST 2002
Tom Birkoph wrote:
> sun, solaris,unix admin jobs~please read- needfeed
> My MCSE classes have begun this week ( monday ) i just finished my a+ and
> networking class,... and i'm having seconds thoughts about the MCSE program
> in the 2000 track ( no NT4 and XP at all )... i have looked into taking
> solaris and linux/unix classes (maybe even sun ) instead of my Mcse, but my
> prof was raving at me that a Mcse cert would do me more good,... i also
> signed up for the 4 week hacker/serurity classes... - *** i have concidered
> the fact that my MCSE will be worth less in the next 10 years cause
> mircosoft will release some new windows version and i'll have to learn it
> all over again and get certs 4 it.
> ~ When i joined this IT school my goal was to come out a unix admin or a
> admin or some sort ( iknow iknow i'll need more exp but thats my goal ) "I
> DO NOT" i repeat "I DO NOT" want to work at a inbound call Center where
> admins call you asking you to fix their win2k server boxs cause they don't
> know how... i'd rather run around a office building helping joe newbie print
> his doc's or reformat his computer cause he deleted something....etc
> ~ i know this is a Unix forum so i'll past the same topic on the mircsoft
> forum to get both OS feedbacks ( mods redirect it how ever you want)
> ~ i was just wondering what do you guys think of my current situation,...
> i'm currently 19 and my only computer exp is fixing computers at a local
> computer store ( 6 month co-op from high school )i have a 4 computer network
> setup, and i'm running a linux server, which i greatly enjoy working, and a
> win2k server box.--- i live in ottawa ( near toronto )
A few words of advice.
(1) Learn how to use the "Shift" key. Sloppy spelling and grammar
indicate an inattention to detail: a very, very bad character trait in a
programmer or sysadmin.
(2) Do not thumb your nose at call centre jobs. While you may not want
to stay in such a job very long, the people skills and knowledge base
you acquire in that job can really help you down the road. Also, very
few of us started at the top.
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