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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    I know of 2 people who went on to get this certification. Some of the material we cover (LDAP, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP) is included in the Microsoft server certification as well.

    The first section of the course is networking pure and simple. We set up DNS, DHCP, LDAP, TCP/IP etc. on Linux and Windows. We look at the installation of Linux servers and Windows servers. This includes using dcpromo to create Windows domain controllers and configure Windows DNS.

    We show people how to use OpenLDAP on Linux to query Active Directory on a Windows domain controller. Active Directory uses the LDAP protocol for authentication. Students are always surprised when we use the Linux command line to pull the list of computers, users, printers, etc. from Active Directory.

    Understanding LDAP is the first step in learning how to make Windows and Linux work together on the same network.
    I hope you will be able to consider remote options for people who are not able to be there in person.

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    What about Software Defined Networking? That hack could be used for now until permanent IP and other fixtures could go up. Zerotier is very much like a physical switch and allows creation of many kinds of network devices with the various behaviours.
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    The whole operation is run by around 3 or so volunteers. It has been very difficult to get help from people over the years. People talk the talk but few walk the walk.

    We have learnt to keep our scope of operations simple and manageable.

    Gravyflex,

    We can add you to the mailing list and send you the reading material for the course once we get started. From what I remember you have been Microsoft certified for years now. You shouldn't have a difficulty getting things set up. If you post your questions on this forum, someone is sure to answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    The whole operation is run by around 3 or so volunteers. It has been very difficult to get help from people over the years. People talk the talk but few walk the walk.

    We have learnt to keep our scope of operations simple and manageable.
    Yeah, am one of those people. Nothing to do with pride. Always wanted to start a LUG in Saint Ann. I can't seem to find the head for it. Any tips for starting even an adhoc club? Or just get out and start something?
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    What do the techies in St. Ann want to learn?

    We found that people in Kingston wanted to learn networking. They wanted to learn how to set up more complex applications such as web servers and mail servers. We were able to have sessions twice per month when we offered that content. A number of people were able to leverage the training into better paying jobs.

    That went on for the better part of 10 years.

    BTW... Years ago we would hang out with some people in St. Ann. They used to have some gaming competitions from time to time. I think one of them had an internet cafe. Cool guy with a pretty wife. Are you one of those people? I think I met someone there named Carey.

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    Yes, it is I. The cafe was Computer Central Plus. The guy runs The Oasis in Ocho Rios now -- a sports bar, mainly.

    The techies in St. Ann appear to be very interested in networking and Android application development. Most people I meet think of Linux as a useless toy. Few acquaintances are familiar with virtual machines and are capable at navigating the various operating systems. Most techies are hardware specialists; most tend to pirate (you know what). I guess by starting a LUG, people would be introduced to the idea that the operating system comes third to the applications which comes second to open standards (in my book). (MS Office and Wordpad do ODF very well, for instance)

    I am not as experienced as most of the techies in St. Ann when it comes to hardware and Windows; my main focus is systems administration and networking, and free and open solutions.

    I am being plagued with faulty hardware. This laptop keyboard will have to be replaced. It really reduces productivity when core components have to be hacked. That explains the infrequent sign ons to TJ.
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    The techies in St. Ann appear to be very interested in networking and Android application development.
    Times have changed. Most of the development energy is with cell phones and similar devices. Many applications are web based. Office networking is less popular than it was a few years ago.

    If you listen to advocates of cloud computing, you would fire your entire I.T. department and run all your applications in the cloud. These days, Microsoft speaks about a "mobile-first, cloud-first world".

    At this rate, only the people who work in the data centers of these service providers will understand anything about networking and server applications. The rest of the world will only know how to use a web client.

    I have watched over the last few years how the web allowed the typical techie to gain in depth knowledge of server applications and networking. All you needed was Google. It seems as if over the next few years, the web is going to take away all of that knowledge.

    Most people I meet think of Linux as a useless toy.
    This should not come as a surprise. Most Linux machines are locked away in server rooms. They run applications such as email, file servers, web servers, etc. Most people will not come into contact with these computers. They will not need to use Linux. This trend is related to the fact that development is taking place mostly in web and mobile apps. Servers are less visible than they were before.

    Few acquaintances are familiar with virtual machines and are capable at navigating the various operating systems. Most techies are hardware specialists; most tend to pirate (you know what).
    Most non-corporate customers are looking for hardware, not networking. The typical consumer will not be setting up a network in his house.

    I guess by starting a LUG, people would be introduced to the idea that the operating system comes third to the applications which comes second to open standards (in my book). (MS Office and Wordpad do ODF very well, for instance)
    Not sure I agree with you. I believe in supply and demand. Find out what people want and supply them with it. That has worked for us.
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    @jamrock Are you still offering Linux courses?

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    Igodit,

    It has been a while. I hope all is well.

    I do not have the time just now. I hope to start them up again. Not sure when though.

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    Well, let me know when you do I would be interested.

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