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Feeling stuck...(IT work)

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by poena, May 15, 2012.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    I'd throw OpenSUSE on that list. We used it a lot because we have mostly SLES where I work.
     
  2. GQgeek

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    Ya those salaries pretty much suck, but if they're for kids straight out of school I'm not sure what kind of experience you could really have, in which case they're pretty damned good because what you learn in school doesn't translate to industry at all in IT.
     
  3. GQgeek

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    run Linux in VMware, but if you really need to get comfortable fast, make it your primary machine so that you're forced to use it every day. More enterprises that are on Linux use redhat, so go with centos, which is exactly the same. but if it's not for an admin role, just use a more desktopy variant of Linux like Ubuntu or opensuse.

    If you really want to get your hands dirty you could go with this, which will teach you to build the os from source, how different parts of the os interact, etc: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
     
  4. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    ^ Cheers, will give it a go tonight

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    The above is very true. As part of my interview for the company I work for I had to build a CentOS VM and STIG it (since we're in the DoD space), as we're moving into our new space we're also moving away from using VMware in house and are working on deploying Red Hat's virtualization software as it's significantly cheaper.
     
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    This is pretty true. I have somewhat relevant experience with some of the Federal guidelines I have to deal with but for the most part the money's good considering our only real asset is our potential.
     
  7. mkarim

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    .and they will work you 70+ hours a week and sometimes make you travel. But if you can get 3 years under your belt it will help you. BUT, remember, working for these big firms in IT doesn't carry as much weight as working for them as an accountant.
     
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    Joining a big box IT consulting firm is more about the outs... people either try to lateral over to Strategy divisions with the same firm, apply to MBA, or join a startup in a CTO / technology position.
     

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