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May 24, 2011

How to become a Linux system administrator

I have heard a few suggestions, but I would like a few more. After all it will be quite an investment in time and money.
So far I have these:

Online school
Study on my own
Go to college
Fast paced training courses (all day for 5 days)

My problems with online school is that can they really be trusted and has anyone ever done online school? Is it worth it?

When I study on my own there are many things I don't know already and I am becoming very confused.

Going to college....I don't drive and there is no college close to me that offers Linux courses.

Fast paced training courses sound good, but can someone really retain all that knowledge in that short of time?

Keep in mind that I am completely new to this.

-Thanks in advance everyone

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