The Practice of System and Network Administration : Third Edition

Few months ago I’ve read so many positive reviews on this book that I’ve immediately purchased it.

I’ve always found quite difficult to describe my job and role to other colleagues or friends and sometimes unsure that really understand it properly.
It’s such a broad set of roles and responsibilities that can be implicitly assigned or summarised into one depending by the company, by the size of the team and experience that I prefer to generalise as much as I can and being funny/ironic about it.

Despite the intimidating twelve hundred pages… it’s being for me an absolute pleasure reading it. It took me at least 3 or 4 months in total and it kept me company wherever I was travelling by airplane, train or bus.

It’s an absolute must for every System Administrator.

It’s full of stories, interesting references to other books. It also helped me to realise that most of my past successes in my career were a result of methods/processes applied correctly and some good intuitions that have been summarised in this book.

In my humble opinion this book fills a huge gap between an academic education and the required practices in every workplace regarding the Sysadmin role. Which can be usually acquired and gathered just with experience and should produce as outcome enough wisdom to face most of everyday’s challenges and risks in IT.

Practice of System and Network Administration, The: Volume 1: DevOps and other Best Practices for Enterprise IT, 3rd Edition

  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7″ x 9-1/8″
  • Pages: 1232
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-91916-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91916-8

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