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Get a job make a career v16

  1. 1. Get a JobandMake a CareerinLinux and Open Source - Ross Brunson – Director of Membership -- LPI
  2. 2. The Coming Wave of OSS
  3. 3. What is Open Source? Open source usually refers to software that is: •  Released with source code •  Under a license that ensures that derivative workswill also be available as source code •  Protects certain rights of the original authors •  Prohibits restrictions on how who can use code
  4. 4. Linux/UNIXDNSMySQL,PostgresApache, NGINXPHP, Perl,Ruby, PythonCMS,Drupal,WordPressBrowserOpen source is theengine that powersmost of theInternet! 71% 77% 54% 72% 60% 60% 60%
  5. 5. Linux Use Rising Rapidly Linux Foundation Survey 2012 •  1,893 Large-Enterprise Administrators Surveyed •  Linux use increased at expense of UNIX Windows •  84% prefer using Linux and are expanding usage •  8 out of 10 adding more Linux Servers in 2012/13 •  75% have “Big Data” concerns, plan Linux solutions •  More than 2/3 consider Linux to be more securethan other Operating System options
  6. 6. The Open Source Workforce
  7. 7. Linux Use Rising Rapidly
  8. 8. Tech Job Market Looking Up
  9. 9. Open Source Careers Toolkit
  10. 10. What You Need Getting an OSS job (typically) requires 3-4 things: •  Some education (college, tech school) •  Experience (chicken vs. egg problem) •  Provable Passion (book, articles, blog etc.) •  Independent proof of your skill-set You probably have the first one… But what about the rest?
  11. 11. Getting Experience Experience doesn’t just happen – You Have to Pursue It! Do you have any of these in your life? •  A Religious Organization? •  A Special Interest Group or Club? •  An Alumni Organization? •  A Group of Peers? They all need I.T. support, services, email, calendar, awebsite etc., Right?
  12. 12. Getting Experience Does your College/University have: •  A Computer Lab? •  Student Clubs or organizations? •  Sororities and Fraternities? Apply for a job/volunteer with one or more… You won’t get paid much, but it’s great experienceand you can put it on your resume!
  13. 13. Join an Open Source Project Go find and research Open Source Projects Ask questions and see what they need done Volunteer to do something and do it well Get known for your work (Are You Google-able?) Put your participation on your resume.
  14. 14. Demonstrate Your Passion If I am a Hiring Manager and you tell me: “I love Linux and Open Source and want a job.” I WILL Google you -- what will I find? Your “I LOVE LINUX” blog? Pictures of you volunteering at OSS events? Your HowTo Videos and Articles?
  15. 15. Or This?
  16. 16. You Need Certifications Arguably, your College Degree is there toset your career up for many years.That’s good, but you NEED acertification to be immediatelyemployable.
  17. 17. You Need Certifications A Certification is an independent, 3rd party metricthat allows a busy and perhaps non-technicalHiring Manager to verify you are at least skilledto a predictable level.Certifications that match closely a Manager’sOpen Requisitions are best…
  18. 18. Grow with LPI
  19. 19. LPI By the Numbers... 12 Total Exams Given350,000LPI Certified Professionals130,000Global Annual Events90 +Exam Languages7 LanguagesMaster Affiliate Country Offices27 +Global Training Partners350+
  20. 20. Exam Product ShowcaseLPIC 3ElectivesLPIC 3LPIC 2LPIC 1LinuxEssentialsMore infoEntry LevelMore infoJunior LevelMore infoAdvanced LevelMore infoSenior LevelMore infoSpecialty AreasCertificateProgramProfessionalCertificationProfessionalCertificationProfessionalCertificationProfessionalCertificationLPI 101LPI 102LPI 201LPI 202LPI 301LPI 302LPI 303LPI 304LPI LE0-12 Months 1-2 Years 2-3 Years 3+ Years 3+ YearsInstalled/Desktop Servers/Small Site Small/Medium Site Enterprise-Wide Enterprise-Wide
  21. 21. Multiply your Professional Certifications Now
  22. 22. Add Linux Essentials to yourCurriculum now. The Linux community and acareer in open sourceFindingyour way on a Linux systemThepower ofthe command lineThe Linuxoperating systemSecurity and filepermissionsObjective AreasThe Linux Professional Institute(LPI) is proud to announce aninnovative first-of-its-kindprogram for the academicsector, youth and others new tothe world of Linux and OpenSource technology.Overview
  23. 23. THANK YOU! My Email:rbrunson@lpi.org

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