I am an Oracle DBA currently wanting to learn Linux from that perspective. I have worked on Unix as a DBA but have not done any Unix admin. However, I do have some understanding (not enough) of some Unix admin concepts. With this background I want to be able to learn Linux so I can start doing system administration. Please suggest books I can start reading. Also suggest other resources, too.
I also would like to get some information on Linux certification. Based on the information I have collected it seems LPI certification is the best because it seems to be vendor neutral. Please advise.
You are right about the Linux Professional Institute's certification being vendor-neutral. We wrote an article on that very topic, and it offers some insights into LPI certification programs. We have quite a few links to certification and training resources.
This was first published in August 2004