[SunRescue] Aprentiship (long)
kurthuhn at k-huhn.com
Thu Mar 16 12:17:35 CST 2000
Mabey I'm misreading this, but...
Apprenticeships don't really exist anymore - at least not in technical
fields, and in the US. You didn't say where you hail from so I'll assume
US. The best way to learn any type operating system or hardware platform is
to buy books, buy older hardware, and take advantage of some of the
educational material put out by various companies. Most companies these
won't hire anyone without demonstrated knowledge of computer systems -
certifications or work experience. The easiest way to get your foot int eh
door is to posess a certification or two.
For instance, Sun will allow you to purchase Solaris 7 and 8 for the cost of
media ($10 for Sol7, $75 for Sol8). They will send you versions to run on
Intel or Sparc hardware, and the documentation CD (a CD version of
http://docs.sun.com ). There are also books out there on the market written
specifically for Solaris Administration Cetification exams. If you don't
have a spare machine to run Solaris on, peruse http://docs.sun.com and
absorbe as much of that as you can.
If you're in school, head over to your school's IT department and ask if you
can lend a hand with anyhting (and I mean anything). Even if you just sit
there and hand out paper that other folks have printed, you're still in "the
environment" and can learn by asking questions and observing others.
MS also has a bunch of educational material availbale on thier website.
Once you get past the MS-centric stuff you can find a lot of useful
information for networks and operating systems in general.
I guess the bottom line is to learn as much as you can on your own if you
can't find a company willing to let you jump in unproven. Then, when you
can demonstrate your knowledge you'll be able to find that employers are
much more willing to listen to you and read your resume.
From: bob i thomas <iv01dl at mailcity.com>
To: rescue at sunhelp.org <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 3:58 AM
Subject: [SunRescue] Aprentiship
>How would one start an apprentiship for Systems Admininstration in todays
>please msg me back if you can help, I have been looking for an apprentiship
for about a year now... with no success.
> thanks Jon Campbell
>ps:sorry for any spelling errors.
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