Originally Posted by Ush1
I want to get a job as a network administrator but don't have much knowledge of Linux and Unix networks.
I have just installed ubuntu on a laptop at home to play around with.
I have a fairly decent knowledge of Windows networks but am interested to know what are the things I really need to learn from a business and workplace point of view with linux?
Any help appreciated.
Syklops has a good point about Red Hat; using Fedora will get you somewhat familiar with it, and it's almost standard in enterprise.
If you want to get familiar with the actual workings of Linux, I'd recommend allocating a 5G partition and doing Linux from Scratch
, as this will teach you quite a lot about Linux, with some networking knowledge included. Gentoo is also a very educational distribution by its nature.
To learn about networking, try setting up a network at home if you have two computers around.
I'm not sure if all you have in mind is using linux servers for data storage, etc. or have lots of users accessing the servers from various locations, etc.
Generally though, my advice is to try to do whatever it is you want to learn.