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I am in IT field for the last two years and have two years of experience in Unix(Suse, Linux). But I was just working with around ten basics commands like cd, ssh, mv, cp, ping, grep etc. That's all. No networking and no administration experience. I didn't have any need to write any scripts too. I was just executing the already existing scripts. Though, I was learning the basics of scripting and I learnt about IP4 and IP6, TCP/UDP protocols and other networking basics in my college syllabus.
So now when I go out with Unix profiles for job, I couldn't answer the questions they ask. For example, they ask like what would I do when a unix server is down. What I did was try the ping command and then informing the server team.
And they ask few more questions like how to create a java dump thread and what is the difference between more and cat commands etc. I have no such experience. For example, I have used kill command but haven't created any java thread dump file.
Similarly I don't have any admin experience either. I have used sudo command. Hope I have given you an idea about my knowledge in unix. Just working with around ten basic commands with their basic usage.Please guide me to pursue a career in Unix.
Now I dont know how to Unix as my career. This is the only technology I have practical experience if I can say so. I studied other things like python and sql on my own to make them my career but couldnt succeed without practical experience.
So now I want to make the best of what I know, which is Unix. How to make Unix my career like becoming a Unix admin.
Currently I am in a project where my work is to install two products in various environments like Windows, Unix, AIX etc as an Application environment specialist. This involves setting up an environment like installing Oracle/DB2, Websphere/Jboss/Glassfish, using build tools like Hudson, Maven, Ant (existing customized scripts- just executing the goals).
I am basically a big picture guy and dont want to delve into technical details. I like to work with many technologies, learn new technologies, get bored with routine works.
I am thinking of becoming an Unix admin or similar profile job with my current experience. But not sure how to proceed.
I am getting opportunities from BPS domains for unix support which is like technical BPO. But not sure about its scope too and it involves shifts.
So please guide me as to how to make Unix my career?