On 31 Aug 2004, at 23:19, Kevin Brennan wrote:
> Ehh ..Why not ask the instructor ?
I'm sure they did, but they also took the fairly wise step of asking in
a place where there is a fair selection of representatives of potential
employers of their trainees.
> We run a Linux course here in the FÁS Training Centre in
> Loughlinstown, at
> present we are using REDHAT 9 but feel we should probably upgrade to
> for the next course.
>> I would appreciate your advice as to whether the upgrade is vital at
> stage or will training on REDHAT 9 still suffice for trainees leaving
It really is much of a muchness. What is important is that the trainees
understand the principles behind what they are doing. If they're being
trained in a Microsoft click monkey manner, then they are likely to be
lost if they encounter a distribution which has a rather different way
of managing things than RedHat e.g. SuSE or Debian. If OTOH they have
been given a good understanding of what is going on, and they know that
the various GUI tools are merely conveniences, then they will have a
better chance of being able to find their way around an unfamiliar
system. I guess what I'm saying is that the trainees should be
understanding, and not just learning.
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