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Old Unix and Linux 06-03-2013   -   Original Discussion by ahamed101
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From a senior admin standpoint I always do two things when hiring a new Jr. Admin. I ask them to count to 5 and I tell them if they ever break anything to tell me the minute it happens and what they were doing.

I would rather them tell me quickly, fix and let it be a learning point with little repercussions on the first go round than have them lie to me and have to spend 8 frustrating hours trying to diagnose then fix the issue. I have fired people for that.

Now, can you figure out why I ask them to count to 5? Linux
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Old Unix and Linux 06-03-2013   -   Original Discussion by ahamed101
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I can count ill 5 for sure and I am still learnig Linxu and enjoying the show
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At one of my previous positions the company was looking to save money so they would take the average windows admin salary and bump it a bit and not make UNIX knowledge and experience a requirement in the job req. So what they would get was windows admins who wanted to become Unix admins.

Getting them to count to 5 verbally would confirm this because the windows admin would always start with 1 whereas an experienced Unix admin would generally start with 0 because of the way interfaces, disks and Unix in general start with 0 in a numbering scheme.
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Getting them to count to 5 verbally would confirm this because the windows admin would always start with 1 whereas an experienced Unix admin would generally start with 0 because of the way interfaces, disks and Unix in general start with 0 in a numbering scheme.
I would have failed your test Linux

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Old Unix and Linux 06-03-2013   -   Original Discussion by ahamed101
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but it makes you think about it, doesn't it?
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I would have failed your test Linux
Me too.

Windows admins can count?
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oh, They can... just not in proper base 10. They usually start with 1 versus 0.

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