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baronobeefdip 05-15-2012 08:07 AM

Is it wiser to take the Linux+ exam or the lpic exams
 
I have been told that taking the linux+ exam is the near equivalent of taking the LPIC exams (all of them) is this true, are some of the materials covered in all three of the LPIC exams inside of the Linux+ test, are they all combined into the Linux+ by comptia

Overall is it better to take the Linux+ exam or to go on and take all of the LPIC exams, Which looks better on the resume as far as other linux certs go like the Red Hat Cert (also questioning that if this should be taken with the Linux+ exam since from what i have seen in the study guides that most if not all of the content in the tests are for RedHat based distributions, Will it be best to take that one too) I also understand that Certs sometimes go obsolete and need to be taken again, if true how often do they need to be re-taken (also been told but not sure about it being factual)

MensaWater 05-15-2012 08:11 AM

I would say that you'll get the most bang for your buck with RH certs since that is the dominant commercial Linux distro. If you have those why bother with others?

baronobeefdip 05-15-2012 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by MensaWater (Post 4678819)
I would say that you'll get the most bang for your buck with RH certs since that is the dominant commercial Linux distro. If you have those why bother with others?

Then lets say that I am only looking into the Linux+ or the LPIC, Which one is wiser to take based on what i explained in my first post

tanveer 05-15-2012 02:38 PM

compTIA Linux+ has two two parts; LX0-101 and LX0-102 where the contents are same as in LPIC-1. so if you pass Linux+ you automatically get 3 certificates (one from Novell).
Now LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 are different and more elaborate than LPIC-1/Linux+. My recommendation is take the Linux+ exam.

Now as MensaWater said it's true but the reason I gave these exams even though I have my RHCE because they are platform independent means you need to know the different tools/commands to manage any distro specifically redhat and ubuntu like for example the network file location are different in both distro, package management tools are different so you have to know them all to pass these not just redhat's yum.

Good luck..

sundialsvcs 05-15-2012 02:50 PM

I have a slightly different "take" on this issue. I would suggest that you study for a cross-section of exams (if "studying the publicly available preparation materials" works for you...) whether or not you actually take any of them.

I have indeed found that certification-exam study materials, bought at a bookstore or on-line, are a highly concentrated form of practical "boots on the ground" knowledge. (In fact, in years past and in other contexts, I actually contributed to them). But I have much less regard for whether-or-not you possess a certificate of completion.

When you get into the workplace, you'll be tasked with solving problems quickly and accurately. Certification exam designers therefore try to give you "a sip from the firehose" with regard to what they consider to be this-or-that practical scenario. The exam itself is merely an afterthought.

tanveer 05-15-2012 04:09 PM

completely agree..

custangro 05-18-2012 11:42 AM

The path I took is...

Linux+ > RHCT (Now the RHCSA) > RHCE

-C


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