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Rafael Skodlar,,, raffi at linwin.com
Tue Aug 6 22:26:14 PDT 2002

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 01:40:14PM -0700, Gordon Vrololjak wrote:
> Hello,
> The school I work at has a paid career development program for this year
> and I was considering what classes to take.  I've heard of the RHCE
> program and was wondering if it would be worth my time.  I setup and
> install linux on small servers for labs doing firewalling, web serving,
> email, but I've only trained myself and have had no formal classes.
> What classes or programs do you think would be worthwhile to take in the
> bay area?  I'm interested in computer science, particularly programming,
> but I've only trained myself.  I have a bachelor's in Chemistry and
> Geology.

I can hardly see it an advancement getting RHCE with that kind of
education. If it's "killing time" and somebody else is paying for it
it's worth taking or whatever else comes along of course.

You mention interest in computer science which makes me suggest you take
programming classes, i.e. languages and software development. Having
system admin experience is definately a plus for programmers but the
real challenge is in your field of expertize IMO. Combine that knowledge
with programming and solve problems in those areas. There is a lot to be
done in parallel computing and other parts of computer science using
advanced programming in C, numerical methods, visualization, simulation,

System administration is more for those who switched from mostly
hardware support or are advancing from lower education levels. RHCE is
good for the beginners to quickly learn basics of system administration
and those who want to switch from other operating systems environments.

> Any recommendations or personal experiences will be greatly appreciated.
> Gordon
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