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YuckTheFankees

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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:51 am

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Not even 6 months later, DICE.com is posting an article that Linux Admin jobs are "endangered/obsolete". Oh how quickly they changed their minds  ::).

http://news.dice.com/2012/08/08/it-role ... -obsolete/
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:00 am

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From the article:
Linux Systems Administrators
Linux expertise isn’t enough any more. Now you’ll need experience with scripting languages, configuration management and virtualization software.

N.B. Emphasis mine...

I could be going out on a limb here but; if you can't script, at least to a basic level you're not a sysadmin?

As for the rest of the article:
  • 'Sys admins are being outsourced' - to who? Someone still doing the work
  • Web design:'DIY tools eliminating need for experts' - really? (although this does explain a lot of the cruft....
  • Datacenter specialists: This is my bread and butter, no let-up in demand here from the trenches
  • repair technicians - True from an end user device perspective, but lets see you replace a blade-centre/SAN/etc. for less than the repair costs...

who writes this junk?
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:33 am

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No wonder people have a hard time picking a career. One day their profession is the "hot" job, 6 months later...it's obsolete. Laughable at best  :D
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:34 am

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It's very simple. Here's how it goes in IT:

Something is hot in IT and word go out to the sales people of IT consultancy firms that they can't find XYZ profile.

In India, 100.000 of people study for that XYZ profile because that's what the customers of the Indian IT people are asking.

6 months later everything is OK and the world is overbid on the XYZ profile and India is waiting what the customer wants next.
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:26 am

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@sternone,

Ahh I can't agree with you on that one.
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:07 am

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YuckTheFankees wrote:@sternone,

Ahh I can't agree with you on that one.


Why ?
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Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:21 am

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I think It moves so quickly you have to alway work on your skills. I think there are areas that require more skill than other so pay more and are in greater demand.

Linux
Windows
Cisco
Programming
Security

are all skills that are good to have if you gain skill in these area and adapt with the technology I dont think you will ever be out of work.
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