* Posts by jsmith100

1 post • joined 7 Feb 2013

Why you need a home lab to keep your job

jsmith100

This is so true. I have been running a home lab of some kind since 1999. Mike actually trained me on VMware 3.5 :)

In addition to having a small home VMware 'production environment', I recently built a new desktop PC with 32GB of RAM. Using a couple of SSD's, I can easily lab many environments. Of course this was all at my own expense, but it will pay off in several ways over the longer term.

As a PAYE employee, training has always been very difficult to obtain, somehow employers seem to expect that you magically know everything about the next version of products before they are even released! If you are working in consultancy as I do, customers also (and rightly so) assume you should have top skills.

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