safari bookshelf's rough cuts.

I know this has been available for awhile, but I wanted to highlight it for anyone who has not heard of it. We all know and love O’Reilly books. I have several. I also have a subscription to Safari Bookshelf in case I have free time and want to read a good technical book. O’Reilly recently began offering Rough Cuts – a preview into some books on cutting edge technology incase you cannot wait until it is published…and they are free to look at. Want to pick up some AJAX skills? There are some AJAX books waiting for you! Enjoy.
[tags]O’Reilly, Sarari Bookshelf, Rough Cuts, AJAX[/tags]

unix/linux certification.

I have finally reached the point in my career where I need certification. Back in the Mac OS 7-9 days there was no certification programs for us Mac geeks, but now we face job competition with all the UNIX geeks too. Apple now offers certification, but after taking a class on Mac OS X Server for 5 days, I left feeling pretty let down. I know how to add users, and I am pretty comfortable to all the services. What I needed was something more in-depth. That was 3 years ago. Now I am working to get my “Linux/Unix System Administration Certificate” from O’Reilly/the University of Illinois. As technical as I am, I was not sure how much I would like taking classes via the web, but the more time I put in, the more I enjoy it.

O’Reilly and the U of I offer a few certifications that I would recommend anyone who like me, has the skills, but no certification to “prove” it.
[tags]UNIX, Linux, certification, O’Reilly[/tags]