IT Job Training in Virginia

A few Virginia Indian entrepreneurs in Fairfax, Falls Church, Centreville, Herndon, Ashburn and surrounding areas have established job oriented software training centers.

These centers provide training in Oracle PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, SAP, Linux, Python, Business Analysis and other technologies.

A few IT centers in Virginia also provide coding bootcamp training in Linux.

There's good money in IT with pay starting at $40,000.

With just a few years of experience, IT professionals move up into the $75,000-$85,000 salary bracket.
According to the White House, there are 500,000 job openings in the U.S. IT sector. One of those well paying jobs could be yours if you are willing to work hard.

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Jobs in Linux

One of the biggest opportunities in the IT sector now lies in Linux.

A recent report from the Linux Foundation and Dice is very bullish on job opportunities for Linux professionals.

Key findings of Linux Foundation-Dice report:

How to Pick Up Linux Skills

To start your Linux journey, learn to work on the command line.

If you're a complete newbie to Linux, my recommendation would be to start with Linux Mint or Ubuntu. You can download LinuxMint here, and burn it to an USB drive or DVD using the free unetbootin software.

Once you have Linux Mint or Ubuntu on the USB drive, you can then boot with it and run it off the USB drive or DVD (it will of course run a little slow). For faster performance, install Linux in a partition on your laptop or desktop, through virtualization or as a full install on an old PC that you can get off Craigslist or eBay.

If you select the virtualization option, set up the free VirtualBox software on your computer and then install one of the Linux distributions as a virtual machine. A big plus of VirtualBox is that it runs on Windows and Mac systems too.

Download Linux Distributions

Free Linux E-Books

* William Shotts - Linux Command Line
* Paul Cobbaut - Linux System Administration

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