I am currently enrolled in community college pursuing a AAS in Linux Sys Admin.
The pros and cons of my current Linux class – four weeks in:
- The professor is very passionate (YAY!)
- He doesn’t take breaks (BOO!)
- He doesn’t mind if you do though (YAY!)
- The class is 6 -10pm (BOO!)
- The traffic is crazy and parking is wack (BOO!)
- Other students in the class are really nice (YAY! and YAY!)
We do most things in the console provided through a separate company and not the college. This means that I can log in from home and do homework and labs and see all that progress when I login at school. School machines are routinely wiped. I was pretty torqued when my VM was no where to be found the 2nd week of class!
Our testing has been lightweight so far and most of it is stuff I know already. It turns out I have a really high recall of old MS-DOS; which is not the same as LINUX commands but the quite similar. I make a lot of comparative connections between the two. It also helps that I have experience with command line in several other contexts (Putty and mySQL). Unfortunately, unless you pay extra or work in the field, modern web hosts don’t generally give you console access. So those experiences aren’t as broad or deep as I would like.