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Server Support Linux/Windows - Typical Interview Questions

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by St. Even, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. St. Even

    St. Even Bit Poster

    Hi all,

    I've been working as a 1st level support agent for a little over 1 year now. Recently I sent in my resume for a 1st level server support job, hopefully they'll invite me for a technical test/interview.

    Since I've been working only working as a 1st level support agent (desktop support) I obviously don't have a huge amount of server support experience. I've been running my own little Linux VPS (Ubuntu) for over 2 years and of course I get to work with AD quite a bit at work (and I've been running some Windows 2003 Servers in Virtualbox to play with).

    Since I don't have any plans this weekend I would like to read up about server support, I only don't really know where to start...

    Could somebody please help me to get started? I'm not really looking for specific interview questions about Linux/Windows 2003 server (although it would be handy of course), it would just be really nice to have some specific topics that I could look into.

    Thanks in advance to all and enjoy your weekend!
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Could be along the lines of:

    1. AD (and not just Users and Computers)
    2. Security - Firewalls, ports, etc
    3. Server Hardware
    4. Backups
    5. Linux & Windows integration in a business environment.
    6. Server recovery
    7. Etc, etc, etc...

    It really does depend on what they allocate to their 1st tier Server support, some companies allocate more responsibilities, some allocate less.

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  3. vegetablevn

    vegetablevn Banned


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  4. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    Maybe a generic book on virtualization would be in order? There's a few books out there that touch on Hyper-V, Virtual PC/Server, VMWare, VirtualBox, etc... Since these are used in the "server" environment so much, and encompass technologies both in the Microsoft, as well as the *nix world, AND they are used at an increasing pace these days, you could glean some useful info out of this world by reading up on it :)

    I also some a generic "server" book by Sybex or one of those book companies... can't seem to remember what exactly it was, but maybe a little search on Amazon could reveal the name. I think it went through various Operating Systems in the Server world, might be a good start as well.
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  5. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

    Terminal services
    Anti virus protection
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, ITIL v3F, MCP, MCDST, MCITP: edst7, MCTS, MCSA: Server 2003, MCSA: Windows 7, N+, NVQ IT lvl 3, MCSA Windows 7, VCP5, CCENT, CEH
  6. mrngorickets

    mrngorickets Banned


    This topic help me a lot in developing my project. I will contribute more when I finished it.

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