I'd recommend buying a good Linux user's manual if you are not already familiar with Linux. In addition to that, a system administrator's book would also be a good idea, so you can have some sort of reference when you get stuck.
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Originally posted by monaghan The best way is to join a company as a junior, get shed loads of training work hard and learn from your peers.
Why would ay networking company hire someone that has zero knowledge of running a server? They would need someone that can help with the work load, not create more work for current employees!
Go read some books and websites on server tutorials. Get yourself your own dedicated machine and get your hands dirt/feet wet. You can read all you want but you learn by doing, so go get yourself started
As an administrator you need to decide what you want to administer! Linux, Windows, FreeBSD? You should master one and know the others. After you decided that you can expand from there with different MTA (mail transport agents) learn about TCP/IP and how the Internet and servers work
I read a book about it and then asked an experienced system administrator to help me learn. He was a friend of mine and checked over everything I did. He also helped me in ways to improve what I was doing and how to configure certain files to get the best out of them
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Can you please answer the following questions?
1) How did you learn "Server Administration" ?
2) Which is the best way to become a Server Administrator?
It is best to just dive into it and start experiencing and learning. I think that's the best way to learn.
Pick up a book if you have to, but mainly just use the Internet for your resources because there is plenty of info out here already waiting to be scooped up.
What you need to do is get some good trouble shooting skills. How you do that, start by working for a local Computer shop that does networking ,start at the bottem work your way up. Learn as much from the senior guys and try these ideas on your own. As for books as someone else suggested sure they give you the theroy but I know guys that can read a book and tell me how to do it but ask them to do it they don't have the first clue. Good luck with your quest