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tanveer 01-14-2013 11:56 PM

Anybody taking LPIC-2 Exam soon ?
 
Hi,
Anybody planning to give or took the LPIC-2 exam recently? Can you please provide what materials you went through? It seems like they made some changes in 201.
I am planning to take it by March; one part end of Feb and one end of March.

Thanks in advance.

EricTRA 01-15-2013 12:22 AM

Hi,

I took both of them last year in September successfully and yes, the objectives have changed in July last year which was announced in January 2012. You can see when they plan to implement new things in the exams to keep up with the latest developments in technology here. Have a look at the LPIC Wiki. Besides basing myself on my personal experience I spent quite some time reviewing the objectives I was unfamiliar with and trying them out to familiarize myself with them. I also reviewed a lot of documentation from several sites like these:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LPI_Linux_Certification
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/lpi/
And of course there are several books you can buy.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Eric

tanveer 01-15-2013 01:15 AM

hey Eric,

Thanks a lot for reply. I have my CISSP exam day after tomorrow.

Then I will start with this one. so far I just have "LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide - Roderick W. Smith".

I will also go through your links.

Thanks.

EricTRA 01-15-2013 01:17 AM

Hi,

You're welcome. I know that book. It's a good additional resource but don't rely only on it, it doesn't cover enough detail in my opinion.

Kind regards,

Eric

tanveer 01-15-2013 02:35 AM

for LPIC-1 which I took around August last year I used their LPIC-1 only. But I think since it was basic I didn't feel that it didn't cover all since my experience filled up the gaps so didn't bother. But since this one touches servers and all so may be I should clean the dust from my RHCE materials for practice.

Thanks for the tip; now I will cover throughly. I was kind of thinking about just reading that book and take the exam :)

EricTRA 01-15-2013 02:41 AM

Hi,

Believe me, only the book doesn't get you ready for the exams. Practice and reading will do so. And don't only rely on Red Hat material. LPIC is vendor free and does not base itself on Red Hat but on a combination of several Linux distributions. Red Hat does a lot of things different from other distributions so you might be on a wrong path if you only follow the RHCE way when trying to get a LPI certificate.

Kind regards,

Eric

tanveer 01-15-2013 12:41 PM

right right, you are absolutely right.

I was talking about redhat because I haven't touched linux for a long time so going through those notes will be easy for me to jog my memory of those topics. then I will dive into the LPIC stuff, the way they want me to see them :)

tanveer 01-25-2013 10:52 PM

Hi Eric,
I just started reading from today. First will finish that sybex study guide and then will go through the topics in detail. That should be enough right?

Thanks.

EricTRA 01-26-2013 04:06 AM

Hello,

Don't depend only on reading, familiarize yourself with the subjects you need to know by practicing...

Kind regards,

Eric

kchakrak 05-16-2013 12:09 PM

I'm hoping to take the LPIC-201 soon. I've found this thread really helpful, any tips, tricks, or materials would be greatly appreciated. Got to really put in the work with this one.

Thanks people.

mariose 07-03-2013 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EricTRA (Post 4870232)
Hi,

You're welcome. I know that book. It's a good additional resource but don't rely only on it, it doesn't cover enough detail in my opinion.

Kind regards,

Eric

Agreed. It is currently one of the many books i am using.

Kind Regards
Marios

tanveer 07-29-2013 01:41 PM

guys, can anyone confirm whether the LPIC-2 exam objectives for 201 is going to change in October as per their website below:
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Please NoteThese objectives will change as of October 2013. See this link for details

So it means if I have to give it with old syllabus I have to act quickly right?

Thanks,

nerd4life 07-29-2013 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tanveer (Post 4870202)
Hi,
Anybody planning to give or took the LPIC-2 exam recently? Can you please provide what materials you went through? It seems like they made some changes in 201.
I am planning to take it by March; one part end of Feb and one end of March.

Thanks in advance.

Not sure if this helps, or if I'm a little late on the question, but I am working on a similar path and I found 3 things that really help. 1) Watching CBT nuggets linux series, 2) RHCSA/RHCE study guide by Michael Jang (red hat, but still helpful). 3) I installed linux on my desktop, laptop, and my server. I then setup many different distro's in VM's on the server using KVM/VBox (including xp/win7 to test them interfacing with linux). Then I just started doing my daily routines as if I was at any small business. As you find things you need to do, and can't figure them out, do a quick google (or linuxquestions) search and find the commands. Once you find the command, do a quick man [command] and spend 2 minutes reading up on the particular command that I did not know. I tend to do a rotation based on how I'm feeling for the day. Watching, reading, and breaking things :D.

Hopefully this helps out. I've used a similiar setup for all certifications I go for, and I find the CBT videos + having a personal lab to be the fastest way to learn.

tanveer 07-29-2013 04:56 PM

Hey nerd4life, Thanks for your suggestions.

I was actually asking when the new objectives will replace the current one for 201. I want to take the exam before that as they are going to insert ldap in 201 which I dont like to go through.

nerd4life 07-29-2013 05:26 PM

Right, I just re-read it. I apologize.


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