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How did you learn to use/ set up/ build/ administrate a server?

Maybe it was through books, college, university, from another person, from online walk throughs etc.

Please tell me how you learned and if it is by e.g. a book please leave the link too.

Thanks!
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Everything you need to know about servers is in this forum. Depending on what OS you are using then google tutorials.
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How did you learn to use/ set up/ build/ administrate a server?

Maybe it was through books, college, university, from another person, from online walk throughs etc.

Please tell me how you learned and if it is by e.g. a book please leave the link too.

Thanks!


I went to school and took:

* intro to unix
* unix system administration
* advance unix sytem adminitration
* intro to shell scripting
* advance shell scripting.
* online tutorials

This is the outcome of my over all total compiled skills (rt66.ath.cx)
This is my server running 4+ years in our garage.

hth
Edited by dhenzjhen - 8/14/11 at 1:38pm
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I did experimentation with my hardware & destroyed my pentium4 rig!
Ha ha,but after that I learned it from other people & OCN.
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Through first hand learning. I set up a box with whatever I wanted to learn, and I frequently study enterprise/business equipment and software to get acquainted. My current network at home has the infrastructure to run a small enterprise because I learned by building my own network. Whenever I hit a wall, I look up my problem or just experiment with educated guesses.
     
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By doing, and by books. I have found the Sybex-published books to be the best ones for most computer-related subjects, but nothing replaces doing it yourself.

It is good to have a spare system you can fool around on; better yet if you have a Microsoft TechNet subscription which will give you access to all their software for use in a testing environment. Sometimes, I'd ask a colleague whose experience I trusted as well.

When I went to school, computer science was limited to programming courses --not what I wanted to do. If you wanted to work with hardware or networking, you learned by experience. I think classes can be a useful part of learning, but they cannot take the place of being hands-on.

I have found that the only really good classes have been night classes (or those at some training centers rather than perhaps a college) taught by someone with day-to-day experience in the field. Any IT courses I have taken by someone who teaches without doing any more usually reveals dated knowledge and uncertainty when someone poses a tough question.
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