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I'm Linux+ certified. Test was basic, but there were things that I would never care about that was on the test, but nonetheless, you need to know it for the test. I heard that the LPIC is more difficult, and quite possibly more respected. Either way, get one of them. It's better than nothing if you are serious about a career in systems and network admin.
Are you doing this for your current job, or help to find a new one. I would like to take the exam at the next "linux show".
I am doing this to polish up my Linux skills and general interest. I am currently self employed and I think I will remain that way for a while. Sitting for certifications is a way for me to explore and try things that I don't usually use Linux for.
There's new (3rd) edition of the book. New one covers only LPIC-1.
There's also good book from Roderick W. Smith (Sybex), and Michael Jang's LPIC-1 book. You can find all three on Amazon.
Also, IBM has good LPIC prep material on their developerworks pages: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/lpi/
You need one rpm and one deb-based distro to practice.