Originally posted by SoftWareRevue
Are you sure??:confused:
With the eight or ten threads you have started, wanting to know how to do everything, I don't mean to offend. But I don't find it believable. IMHO:rolleyes:
Look around some more, even here. You'll see plently of "administrators" asking simple questions about everything. This person surely might be an administrator. I don't know about you, but the majority of people I see that run web hosting company's and the administrator's of them, usually don't know much, if anything. Don't find it surprising to see someone not know much, ask a lot of questions, and still be an administrator.
As for a certification showing you're a Linux server administrator -- I personally wouldn't bother. However, that's not to say that some company's won't think it's a plus and have more of a reason to hire you. However, they don't show people really know anything, moreover, anything applicable. Then again, a lot of jobs hire people because of degree's in very simple things as well as MSCE and other such things, which pretty much don't mean anything anyway -- but some company's do think it does mean something, so it's not altogether a bad idea to get one -- I just personally wouldn't waste my time (and if it costs money, I'd not consider it, just to pay to show I know such basic aspects, never!) If it's free or cheap, go for it, if it costs, especially $200+, I wouldn't consider it if I were you.
As for books, I'm not familiar with any that are specific to that test/certification. You should know this stuff before you take it. However, you don't and shouldn't want to learn it to pass some test, you should learn things you need to know anyway, because that's your job and you need to know these things. If you do this for a job, you shouldn't need to grab answers and solutions out of a book. However, learning and knowing is good, and there's lots of good books out there -- many by O'Reilly publishing. Just get good books, because they are good books and have information to help you do your job, not to pass a test and not really learn anything. I'd hate to have a doctor working at a local hospital and ask people if they know any good medical books, so he can pass his exam on the basics of Gray's Anatomy.