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Old 04-23-2010
How to become good UNIX engineer

Maybe my question is quite stupid , but how to become good UNIX engineer.

What to read , how to practice ?

What a good engineer must know to call himself engineer . Smilie
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Old 04-23-2010
Bug

Hi dude

Follow posts in this forum religiously ...Reading them only gives you a lot of knowledge in cooked form .. Go through basic unix books ...

+ Plus find a good unix box on which you can do crash and burn Smilie

Last edited by joeyg; 04-23-2010 at 03:09 PM.. Reason: Corrected spelling
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Old 04-23-2010
Tools Practice, read, repeat.

1. Find a place to try unix - a server, or load cygwin (or other) to a pc
2. Read this forum - learn from the examples
3. Go back to step one and practice something

In all seriousness, you can begin to get good by attempting to solve forum support questions yourselves. Those that you do not understand, step through the answers yourself.

What to read... goto local bookstore and look through various unix, awk, sed, etc... books. Find one or more that match your style.
For me, I got in-depth books with lots of examples of options for unix and awk. Picked up quick guides for sed and vi (editor). But, that was "my" style of learning.
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Old 04-23-2010
I asked because my head is all in Solaris, I am reading Solaris advanced administration and I understand what is written in that book.

I asked because I saw here is a loot of UNIX adminis, and I am trying to help if someone has a problem with Solaris, but often Jilliagre tells me what I am telling wrong Smilie
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Old 04-23-2010
Use, actually seriously use a UNIX machine for day to day things, don't just administer a remote box. You'll find where the holes in your knowledge are real fast when you need to do general things that weren't in the admin book. A big blank spot for a lot of folks seems to be awk, me included. I'm continually amazed at the one-line-wonders the regulars pump out while I'm still crafting a ten line bash script.
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Old 04-25-2010
So

Lot of reading and daily UNIX usage, and The UNIX and Linux Forums - Learn UNIX and Linux from Experts of course
# 7  
Old 04-26-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by solaris_user
daily UNIX usage
Yea, but not only at home.
I (and probably your next potential employer) could not respect someone calling himself UNIX Engineer without having at least 5 yrs. of working experience in a (large) company.
Ideally you will have some certification too, eg. SCSA, SCNA, SCSECA

/me is also trying to get there where you want. Gotta look for a Junior UNIX Administrator/Manager/Engineer job opportunity.

Good luck Smilie

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