How you can get ahead with linux certification

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How you can get ahead with linux certification

  1. 1. How You Can Get Ahead with Linux Certification Bernard Chew ( [email_address] ) Manager – IT Operations Architect – IT Infrastructure muvee
  2. 2. muvee <ul><li>muvee Technologies is recognized internationally as the pioneer and leader in automatic video production
  3. 3. www.muvee.com
  4. 4. shwup was created by muvee to bring photo and video sharing and muvee creation to everyone who has an Internet connection.
  5. 5. www.shwup.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. About me <ul><li>Master of Technology (Knowledge Engineering)
  7. 7. National University of Singapore
  8. 8. ITIL V2 Manager
  9. 9. Certified IT Project Manager (Associate)
  10. 10. TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect
  11. 11. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  12. 12. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 (MCSE 2003)
  13. 13. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Agenda <ul>Share my personal experience with Linux </ul>
  15. 15. What made me get a Linux Certification - RHCE <ul><li>First hand experience of servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux – the OS is more reliable than our office power supply
  16. 16. Many free and open source projects resulting in a low cost and flexible IT infrastructure
  17. 17. How to get started? </li><ul><li>Get certified!
  18. 18. Identify the differences and change your working habits </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. What RHCE has done for me <ul><li>Solid foundation in Linux </li><ul><li>Accelerate my growth in Linux
  20. 20. Manage the servers effectively
  21. 21. Appreciate and implement open source technologies </li></ul><li>Make me look good </li><ul><li>Performance-based exam which tells people of your ability
  22. 22. Almost no downtime
  23. 23. Resolves incidents faster
  24. 24. Gives me time to explore new projects </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Thoughts on companies moving into open source <ul><li>The current economic condition is forcing many companies to change their attitude towards open source software
  26. 26. The number of companies adopting open source software will only be increasing
  27. 27. Case study: muvee </li><ul><li>Low cost
  28. 28. Flexibility
  29. 29. Choice </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. muvee <ul><li>Some of the open source software we use </li><ul><li>VPN – OpenVPN, SSL-Explorer
  31. 31. Office – OpenOffice
  32. 32. File sharing – Samba, NFS, FTP
  33. 33. Email – Sendmail, Postfix, Mailman, OpenWebMail
  34. 34. Helpdesk – Cerberus Helpdesk
  35. 35. Content Management Software – Alfresco
  36. 36. IT Infrastructure Monitoring – Nagios
  37. 37. Directory Services – OpenLDAP
  38. 38. Software bugtracking – MantisBT
  39. 39. Web – Apache, Squid, Tomcat </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. shwup <ul><li>135,000 beta users and growing
  41. 41. High Availability, Reliability and Performance
  42. 42. Core IT infrastructure powered by severs running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform </li><ul><li>Apache
  43. 43. Tomcat
  44. 44. MySQL
  45. 45. HAProxy
  46. 46. Sendmail
  47. 47. Virtualization
  48. 48. Clustering
  49. 49. GFS </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Using Linux certification to increase your value and employability <ul><li>Very often you have to propose solutions for your company and being familiar with open source technologies means one has a wider range of tools to draw from
  51. 51. Being cost effective means getting the right tools for the job – be it open source, closed source, and increasingly cloud based
  52. 52. It is clearly being cross trained is more valuable than one trick ponies! </li></ul>
  53. 53. Thank you!

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