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Old 10-11-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Comptia Linux+ Certification


Is there a validity period for the Linux+ Cert? Do i have to recertify after x years?

Betwin the Comptia and the LPI cert, witch one do you recomand, and why?
 
Old 10-11-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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As of right now you don't have to reup for the cert. The Linux+ is still under the 2004 objectives. I would rather take the Linux+ over LPI. I've been looking over Linux+ material for awhile, but have yet to take the exam. I need to get on the ball!!!!
 
Old 10-12-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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I Think the Linux+ is a lower end cert than the LPI. Might be a good one to take as a first Linux cert, and then move from that to the LPI Cart.

for the LPI cert this would be a good study guide.. Linux Certification in a nutshell
 
Old 10-12-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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I took the Linux+; the only advice I have is to study from more that one source (I recommend 3).

The Sybex book is ok...but some of the stuff that was on the test wasn't coverd in the book...let me rephrase that. It was covered, but not in depth. It's worth having...along with OTHERS (LPI was already mentioned...)


-Custangro
 
Old 10-26-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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I signed up to take my Linux+ exam on 10/31 (Halloween). I am only using one book, which is the new CompTIA Linux+ book from McGrawHill by Robb H. Tracy. Seems like a pretty straightforward and basic exam. I'll let you guys know if I pass, but so far the practice tests in the book are pretty simple.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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I am back from my Linux+ test and I passed with 830/900.

It is a tricky test because it is not distribution specific. My advice would be to use CentOS or Fedora Core as your test system and get very familiar with the BASH shell. Forget Debian/Ubuntu because there were no questions that were specific to those distros, such as apt-get.

Also know about hardwares, which you may or may not have any experience using.

I'm off to my next certification, which may be either RHCE or Microsoft SQL.

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:53 PM   #7
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I am back from my Linux+ test and I passed with 830/900.

It is a tricky test because it is not distribution specific. My advice would be to use CentOS or Fedora Core as your test system and get very familiar with the BASH shell. Forget Debian/Ubuntu because there were no questions that were specific to those distros, such as apt-get.

Also know about hardwares, which you may or may not have any experience using.

I'm off to my next certification, which may be either RHCE or Microsoft SQL.
congratulations and good luck for the future certs
I was really waiting your feedback on the course...and i think that any future feedbacks from people that took the test are welcomed
 
Old 11-01-2007, 02:17 AM   #8
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Thanks! I have to say that this LInux+ test, in opinion, was very basic. If you are comfortable using ONLY the command line, then you shouldn't have too much problems with this Linux+ test. HOWEVER, there were some things that I never encountered or have used on my systems. FOr example, PCMCIA cards, scanners, modems, or SCSI drives. I've never set any of those up on my machines so those questions were really tricky. Also, things like I/O and IRQ's are things I have never had to deal with so questions about those were tricky.

In a nutshell, I would say save your $230 and go for a more advanced Linux test, like RHCE. The only reason I took the Linux+ was because my work paid for it and it was a good test to see how much I knew about Linux.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:36 AM   #9
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can you tell me more about the test?
There are 90 questions, right? in how much time?
Are the questions single or multiplec choise? and if multiple, does it say how many answers must you choose?
Can you go back to another question? (and personal opinion, SHOULD you go back, or just give you best answer at the moment and concentrate on the rest of the question). Are there any other kind of question? (fill in the blank, drag an drop, simulation...stuff like that)
Is there a simulator of the test somewhere? (like the one Cisco provides for their exams)
Thanks again
 
Old 11-02-2007, 10:42 AM   #10
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There are 98 questions. You get about 90 minutes to complete the test, which I found to be more than enough time. THe questions are REALLY short. For example (not a real question from the test):

What is the command to view files and directories?
a) ls
b) rm
c) mv
d) view

The questions are literally one sentence and are ALL multiple choice with only ONE answer. No multiple answers.

You can go back, forward, and mark questions for review so you can come back to them. DO NOT LEAVE ANY QUESTIONS BLANK

There are no simulations or scenarios like the Microsoft tests. It is very straight forward, direct questions.
 
  


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