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LinuxInsider: Eight IT Textbooks, 4,031 Pages, 17 Mentions of Linux

Apr 03, 2004, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Want to know why most business analysts and venture capitalists simply don't get it with respect to Unix? Take a look at the computer books they study while working toward their MBA, financial analysis certificate or accounting designation, and you'll understand that their ignorance isn't entirely their fault.

"Each of these professional qualifications is directly or indirectly controlled by some group that sets minimal educational standards, including things like 'IT competency maps'--lists of things graduates are supposed to know about IT. Schools work to these standards. Thus, nearly every curriculum leading to a business designation of some kind features at least one, and usually several, introductory IT courses..."

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