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[ale] Linux Server Basics Trainer requested by CNN

Personally I don?t think there?s anything evil about bringing MS Admins from the dark side into the light.  Quite the contrary.   Once upon a time I was a lowly DOS user :-)

The question in my mind is how much expertise one can really develop in just 3 months.   Hopefully CNN is actually staffing some experienced Linux admins and are just trying to jump start the rest of the staff enough to avoid bothering the more experienced admins with mundane questions like: ?How do I add this user??

In larger shops I?ve been in we had a mix of seasoned admins and junior admins and I for one enjoyed seeing the latter progress over time.

From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Chris Fowler
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 3:35 PM
To: ale at ale.org
Subject: Re: [ale] Linux Server Basics Trainer requested by CNN

On 02/05/2014 02:58 PM, James Sumners wrote:

The way it is worded in the original email makes it sound to me like

they want the expertise of someone from this list, but only just long

enough to get by. If your profession is to teach, such a thing would

be a fine opportunity, but I got the impression that they want an

actual admin to come in and teach their skill set.

I would cost considerable cash to send a large number of employees for a week of real training.   I think it is a great idea to hire someone on a short term basis that would train at their office over 3 months time.  Another issue is retention.  If those employees do not immediately put the training to work then the week invested would surely go to waste.  This way that expert can be on had to assist with questions.

Now can they find someone that teaches and will do a short term contract like this?  I'm not sure.


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