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    Default Jumped right In?

    Good Afternoon All,

    I made the move last night away from Microsoft and into the world of Linux. I'll be honest I have never touched this OS before and I'm a little excited about the change. I would love some advise on tutorials, Courses, Qualifications that you would recommend for me to push to a server Engineer level like I am in Microsoft. Christ I even deleted my MS software off my laptop and installed open SUSE Leap.

    Any advise would go a long way. Nice meeting you all

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by strixdth View Post
    Good Afternoon All,

    I made the move last night away from Microsoft and into the world of Linux. I'll be honest I have never touched this OS before and I'm a little excited about the change. I would love some advise on tutorials, Courses, Qualifications that you would recommend for me to push to a server Engineer level like I am in Microsoft. Christ I even deleted my MS software off my laptop and installed open SUSE Leap.

    Any advise would go a long way. Nice meeting you all

    Dave
    Hi Dave, welcome !!!!

    First advice: take it easy, take your time to learn.
    Second advice: get your info from the openSUSE wiki and SDB, not from third party tip-sites.
    Question: "server" is a wide area, narrow it down to one thing at the time, f.e. start with setting up a LAMP server locally.
    Third advice: take lots of time to get around YaST ( Yet another Setup Tool )
    Fourth advice: don't hesitate to ask questions here, community members will be glad help you.

    And ..... enjoy and have fun !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Hi Dave, welcome !!!!

    First advice: take it easy, take your time to learn.
    Second advice: get your info from the openSUSE wiki and SDB, not from third party tip-sites.
    Question: "server" is a wide area, narrow it down to one thing at the time, f.e. start with setting up a LAMP server locally.
    Third advice: take lots of time to get around YaST ( Yet another Setup Tool )
    Fourth advice: don't hesitate to ask questions here, community members will be glad help you.

    And ..... enjoy and have fun !!!
    Thank you very much for your Advise, much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by strixdth View Post
    I would love some advise on tutorials, Courses, Qualifications that you would recommend for me to push to a server Engineer level like I am in Microsoft.
    The openSUSE parent company -- SUSE -- offers Certified Administrator training: <https://training.suse.com/certification/sca-linux/>.

    There's also the Linux Foundation which offers System Administrator training and certification: <https://training.linuxfoundation.org...administration> and <https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification/lfcs>. The folks supporting the Linux Foundation include companies such as:
    • AT&T
    • Cisco
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • Intel
    • Oracle
    • Qualcomm


    TLDP (The Linux Documentation Project) publishes a System Administrator Guide: <https://www.tldp.org/LDP/sag/html/index.html>.

    The folks at O'Reilly have a range of books for Linux System Administrators.

    Amazing as it may seem, Microsoft is offering Linux System Administrator training and LFCS certification: <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lear...ification.aspx> and <https://news.microsoft.com/2015/12/0...inux-on-azure/>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    TLDP (The Linux Documentation Project) publishes a System Administrator Guide: <https://www.tldp.org/LDP/sag/html/index.html>.
    Please note that, the TLDP SysAdmin Guide hasn't been maintained for a few years but, it contains enough basic information for a beginning Linux SysAdmin.

    Please note that:
    • Currently (SysV) 'init' is not "fashionable" -- many Linux distributions such as openSUSE are currently using 'systemd' to boot and initialise the systems;
    • There are some newer File Systems currently being used, such as: 'Btrfs', 'XFS' in it's newest incarnation and 'ext4';
    • NTP pool servers are currently the way to go for system time and, there's a replacement for NTP coming soon;
    • I'm missing a mention of the SysAdmin "Swiss Army Knife": the "Perl" scripting language;
    • There's also no mention of the "heavy-weight" commercial SysAdmin tools such as the Salt-based SUSE tool (how to update a few thousand servers in at most a few minutes).

    You may also care to take a look at the list of SUSE reference customers and the systems which are being maintained by means of the SysAdmin tools; my favourite is the Air India e-Mail system: 10 000 users, maintained by only 2 engineers.

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