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|Originally Published: Friday, 11 February 2000||Author: Mark Nowlin|
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To Train or Not to Train
Having in-depth Linux knowledge was once considered a byproduct of an addictive hobby. The Linux hobby has recently become transformed into a well paying job.
When searching for a job, you will see many benefits for the taking. Some places have so many benefits that you'll have to scroll down on your web browser to read them all. The more benefits you can acquire, the better life will be for you and/or your family. Training is probably one of the most important benefits you can receive in a Linux Administration position. It helps to feed that urge that you have for more knowledge.
There is a huge market out there just for training technical people. Almost all hardware related merchants, or enterprise solutions companies have some sort of training program. These are all offered at a fee for those who are willing to pay the price. Rest assured, employers will weigh the costs spent on your training. Though it costs your employer a good amount of money, it will serve to your benefit by raising your value to them when salary review time comes around. Some employers will even have some sort of setup with the training company, where they receive certain discounts for each person that they send, so that the cost isn't as great.
Not only can training help you out at what you are doing in the present, but it can be most helpful should you ever have to change jobs. Recruiters will be sure to notice what type of training you have taken when they are filing through those ever-growing stacks of resumes. It would be beneficial to take this into consideration, if you are having problems sticking out from the emerging crowd of applicants. If you are searching for a new job, be sure to check to see if they are offering any type of training. Even if it is a token amount, it is still a worthwhile benefit, and better than no training at all.