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I am a fresher who recently got a job in Linux Admin - maintaining some servers for a client. The server might be a mix of web and app servers, could you please suggest in what areas I need to learn and excel to make sure I shine in the career. As of now I am planning o change from VB.net to Python because Linux server might need scripting to be done in Python and Bash. Could you please specify areas where I need to concentrate. Right now I am only a fresher.

Thank you.

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    What exactly is a 'fresher?' Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 14:18
  • I am new to field, just trained on basic redhat linux administration skills.
    – surpavan
    Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 14:20
  • Ok, I get it. It's not a specific role, but it's like saying you're new. Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 14:26

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This sort of question is off-topic for our Q&A format. The reason being is that it promotes extended discussion and the answer would be subjective or not easy to support with facts and evidence.

That said, I'd suggest a certification track to cover the basics. Don't worry about specializing in particular scripting language at this point. Try Red Hat's RHCSA to lay the foundation.

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  • Thank you, I understand. However, I am unclear on to what path I need to go, like Linux Security, Networking, administration, cloud front etc. That is why I am asking this sort of a question. Thank you.
    – surpavan
    Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 14:46
  • @surpavan It's not appropriate for us to decide your own life's direction. :) Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 14:49
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    That is fine. Thank you, I understand what you mean now, it is my choice and can be any field, just learn, implement and enjoy. Thank you.
    – surpavan
    Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 15:17

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