Test To Give When Hiring or Interviewing a Junior Linux System Administrator

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MustangV10

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Thanks for the great feedback everyone. It's important to remember that this test is designed to be taken by someone who has access to both MAN pages and to Google. This should help the interview candidate not get stumped on syntax or switches. Also, there are only one or two commands that specifically reference Red Hat. If the candidate were to be a Debian buff or show preference to another distro, then I would agree that question #13 should be reworded.

Remember, the premise of this test isn't to score the candidate on a pass/fail. It is to watch them use the tools that they have learned over the years to attempt to answer the questions that are in front of them. It also should help you uncover where their strengths or weakness are.

If you have other good questions that you think should be asked, please post them and I will happily update the test.

Thanks, and keep the feedback coming.
Yeah. To be honest though, nowadays with software so well developed such as WHM, you don't need to have a huge knowledge of Linux SSH.
 


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Rob

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Yeah. To be honest though, nowadays with software so well developed such as WHM, you don't need to have a huge knowledge of Linux SSH.
See how many tasks you can do from the test only using whm..

You need to have a good understanding of shell commands to get things done.
 
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Videodrome

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So where does someone get good training that includes material mentioned here? I'm skeptical that even a College will mention many things like cPanel. I'm not even sure about Apache, at least in detail.

Is the trick to somehow find an entry level job that is just beneath System Admin or Intern where you can learn all the quirks of the company servers and applications? Or if you are lucky and live in a big metro city, find Linux and IT workshops or seminars to attend for concentrated learning?
 
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DevynCJohnson

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So where does someone get good training that includes material mentioned here? I'm skeptical that even a College will mention many things like cPanel. I'm not even sure about Apache, at least in detail.

Is the trick to somehow find an entry level job that is just beneath System Admin or Intern where you can learn all the quirks of the company servers and applications? Or if you are lucky and live in a big metro city, find Linux and IT workshops or seminars to attend for concentrated learning?
I think the suggested quiz is harder than it should be for most businesses. However, the sample quiz seems to provide a variety of questions that I think the OP intended for employers to pick through.
 
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rdarw

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The working class is tough I freelance with a laptop 25 hours a day.
 
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rdarw

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In college all I did was hack and move around like a wave the same spys come in sometimes not all the tme
 


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