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 Post subject: Hey need some advice on a college course
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:30 pm 
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I have to choose between two course; System Administration with Linux/Unix or System Administration with Windows. My question is which would benefit me more? Which discipline is more on demand and which has more jobs available.


P.S. I live in Manhattan, New York.


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There are far more opportunities with Windows; Unix admins get paid more.

For what it is worth, a college course won't dictate whether you'll get a job doing either.


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I think a better question would be....what are you majoring in? That would help us provide a better recommendation.


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Usually there are more windows admin jobs. Unix usually has better pay (because there are less unix admins). Some say unix guys are bigger geeks, but I don't think that is the case they just love the command line. Now a MCSE (MS cert) can make really good money.

I would say take the unix class to get some exposure to it. Chances are even if you end up in a windows shop they might still have a unix or apache server somewhere. I think windows is easier to learn. So if you want an easier A than go windows. If you want exposure to something then take unix. Some people really have trouble learning unix.

For the job market having some unix/linux on your resume isn't a bad thing. Although you can go your whole career in MS and never touch a unix box.


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