Here is a great infographic on the evolution of a linux beginner to a seasoned sysadmin and the steps and skills that you need to gain in the process. It also have a resources included on each step with links below, so you can start your journey today.
Why is the above infographic useful? Here is another one that shows in 2013 the demand of sysadmins have increased 90% and the salaries with 9%. The trend will grow and the demand for experienced linux users who know their way with a server as well, since the internet continues to grow and all those sites need a web hosting.
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