Enterprise Networking — Routers, switches, wireless, and firewalls. Honestly they don’t, no matter how many random Internet strangers tell you so on Reddit. There’s absolutely no reason you’ll need to know anything other than CLI for Cisco, Juniper, and maybe Arista. And tons of companies use Hyper-V in the enterprise setting, entire data centers without even a bit of Linux.
How is Linux used in networking?
Over the years, Linux has built up a strong set of networking capabilities, including networking tools for providing and managing routing, bridging, DNS, DHCP, network troubleshooting, virtual networking, and network monitoring.
Troubleshooting issues with these and knowing how to use the command line tools effectively will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes you to troubleshoot an issue. And it never hurts to understand how the networking works for multiple operating systems because after all the network does not exist in isolation, it is there to server a purpose of connecting end users with applications etc. Train to work with server and database administrators to identify network capacity requirements and recommend hardware and services to support network usage. Job growth for network engineering and administration in all technologies including Linux is expected to grow 4-5% in the next ten years. But I use it if I need to look at the routing and ARP tables at our CheckPoint FWs.
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In the past year over 147,000 jobs for Network Engineers were posted. There are even more reasons, but make sure you don’t get left behind! Learn how to configure Linux networking, how to create users and assign permissions, how to install and run Linux services such as DNS and DHCP. If so it only makes sense for me to devoe pretty much all my free time to Cisco networking and Linux/Python until I become productive. If not it seems a bit depressing to know I have to spend hundreds of hours at least in next few months to learn Python/Linux after Ive been studying 10 hours a day on Cisco over last 4 months.
- Learn to administer critical network resources for Linux systems.
- A new breed of network devices from companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Cumulus Linux use Linux.
- And maybe the Linux skills could complement SQL in database management or call on the SQL database to be used?
- With the network engineer experience, having other area experience/hands is also good to solve many other issues in a real environment, to prove that it was not a network and security issue.
- Python from what I’ve read would be readily applicable in writing various scripts that can automate tasks and be reapplied, which would make my employer appreciate those skillIs.
- That means sometimes you have to dig deep in the Linux underneath.
Resolve Linux network security and vulnerability issues. Configure, operate, and monitor networks for Linux systems. Because you’re not going to run an ansible control node on windows. Are very handy as well and since most ‘network OSes’ depend on Linux these days they make troubleshooting more comfortable. If you looking to learn Python, you need to know Linux too as a basic Operating system, Until you run Python scripting in Windows Box. If you need to choose, no doubt Python is better and way more importante for networking.
And Most of the Cloud-based system underlay built on top of Linux based code, which adds advantages there. I’m about to start applications for network engineering positions. Learn to administer critical network resources for Linux systems. Monitor Linux network usage and tailor parameters for optimum throughput.
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David was qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been conducting Cisco courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor-led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.
- If you looking to learn Python, you need to know Linux too as a basic Operating system, Until you run Python scripting in Windows Box.
- Almost all Cisco hardware is running some flavor of linux, and knowing the backend has same me multiple times when shit goes sideways.
- Rather focus on learning and becoming good t using 1, however its really only worth it if I can apply it in the workplace.
- The projects at the end of the program were challenging and really helped you showcase your skills and standout amongst other bootcamp graduates.
- If not it seems a bit depressing to know I have to spend hundreds of hours at least in next few months to learn Python/Linux after Ive been studying 10 hours a day on Cisco over last 4 months.
- Work directly with software engineers on system development.