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originally posted by: DrWily
a reply to: SprocketUK
You've got linux skills? It might be easier to find a job in IT than you think. A good way to get your foot in the door would be to find a Network Operation Center and try to become an analyst there. It's a crap job at first, but will allow you to interact with System admins, Database admins, Network folks, etc. You would learn tons.
Otherwise, you'll probably need some additional skills. Scripting skills are handy for system administrators. I personally recommend Python because it's fairly easy to learn and comes standard on virtually all linux boxes. Also, having a understanding of SQL and Apache is helpful too.
As for free? This helped me tons when I first started scripting in Python: learnpythonthehardway.org...
originally posted by: rickymouse
I took twenty six free courses at Futurelearn and gained knowledge from these courses. I don't think it is worth paying for a certificate, they really are not applicable to a degree. www.futurelearn.com...
I actually liked these courses, especially interacting with other people with interest and with some professionals and professors. It is a good program, but all you gain is knowledge, not something that is useful for a degree. But remember, the more you know when you go into a college class, the better you will do on your tests. It always helps to learn ahead of time.
And, it is free.
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