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Old 02-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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LPIC-1 exam prep?


Googling this topic leads to a lot of old or bad answers. Just wondering what are some of the resources others have used, or are using?

Some I've found:

New IBM developerWorks series - Incomplete

Old IBM developerWorks series - Outdated

LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: (Exams 101 and 102) - Prominently mentioned on LPI site and other places, but the reviews aren't very encouraging

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell - Much better reviews
 
Old 02-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Right now I am also planning for the CompTIA Linux+ exam which is equivalent as LPIC-1, as you know. I am only reading "CompTIA
Linux+ Complete Study Guide (Exams LX0-101 and LX0-102)".

I already have RHECE and then I switched to a more specific track so I just want to revise. If someone has experience than at least LPIC-1/Linux+ shouldn't be hard at all. The contents are very basic and vendor neutral.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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I took the Linux+ for a work requirement a couple of years ago. It was incredibly basic compared to LPIC-1 content.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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but if someone can pass Linux+ he is automatically get the LPIC-1 certificate as both are equivalent.
 
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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LPIC-1 community site

LPIC-1, Linux Command line reference

It's a work in progress but I am building a Cert site for LPIC. The LPIC-1 section is almost complete and the core material is open to the public. I really need some beta testers using it. Let me know if you want a log in and I'll set it up for you.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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I'm studying for the LPIC-1, actually have my LPI-101 exam for this week. While I'm not 100% sure on the material I have been using a few resources for the materials.

This is the outline I'm following. (note that the outline has an updated link for knowing systemd, upstart)
http://www.lpi.org/linux-certificati...pic-1/exam-101

Also using this book, they included a handy LPI outline that shows where the topics are discussed, with chapter and page numbers.
http://www.lpimarketplace.com/LPIC_1...71-77157-3.htm

I'm running a few virtual machines on my laptop and desktop to understand the commands better. It's so helpful to follow the labs or really get an idea why this command is used vs memorization.

Some tips -
Don't study the book cover to cover, you'll end up learning stuff for the wrong exam (101 vs 102). Use the outline and work backwards, start with the topic you need to know, study it, then move to the next topic. Reading chapter by chapter is good but it's (IMHO) easier to have a better knowledge of less material then a ok knowledge of a lot of material.

Also don't stick to one distro when testing the commands. The test is not written for one distro, so you need to know the basics of Debian and Red Hat plus their unique commands (apt-get vs yum).
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #9
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Hi,

Please, let me continue on this page : I'm experiencing same difficulties with LPI-101 learning.

I first dowloaded and read ebook available on LIPC's web site : "Linux essentials" provided by Linup. It's a bit basic but a good introduction to Linux command line.

Preparing for LPIC, I need to read more ...

So, I started "Study guide for Linux System Administration 1 - Lab work for LPI 101", provided by LinuxIT, that I've found on LPIC's website too. What source could be a better source than the LPI itself?!

Using fedora 18, I'm a bit disappointed : there's a lot of commands and files that I can not find on my system! And I've only read 12 pages!

Where is the mistake?!

Should I blame fedora? Could it be a bit too "customized"?
Or should I blame the e-book? It has been written in 2005.

That a pretty old but I was sure it could be a good introduction anyway.

I'm now wondering if LPIC's website a so good source for learning.

I'll have a look to the references you talked about. But 6 month later your last post, there may be have newer/better web sites and/or ebook I can download?

I really thank for your help.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #10
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Hi Seb-O-tronic
I've been rather disappointed in the community participation or lack there-of on my site but it hits most of the objectives and the practice test is fairly extensive. The course layout is designed to give the bullet points to help you along with an example glossary. I'm not really thrilled with how moodle has done the ajax pop-up for the glossary entries but to can right click the links in the text and open in a new tab.

Some of the information you are finding in you search will relate to the older test and is not applicable to the new one but it good for learning. The commands you have available relate to what packages are installed and boot loader, udev vs systemd, and so on. Lot of changes have been made to current systems. I'd suggest running something in a virtual machine for testing just to keep from breaking your system while you figure things out. See my previous post in this thread for a link to my site if you are interested. My signature is also a link to my site. Hope this helps

Last edited by here2serve; 03-26-2013 at 08:59 AM. Reason: update
 
Old 03-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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I've gone through the LPIC-1 (but failed the exam) and RHCSA (passed earlier this year).

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Originally Posted by Seb-o-tronic View Post
Hi,

Please, let me continue on this page : I'm experiencing same difficulties with LPI-101 learning.

I first dowloaded and read ebook available on LIPC's web site : "Linux essentials" provided by Linup. It's a bit basic but a good introduction to Linux command line.

Preparing for LPIC, I need to read more ...

So, I started "Study guide for Linux System Administration 1 - Lab work for LPI 101", provided by LinuxIT, that I've found on LPIC's website too. What source could be a better source than the LPI itself?!

Using fedora 18, I'm a bit disappointed : there's a lot of commands and files that I can not find on my system! And I've only read 12 pages!

Where is the mistake?!

Should I blame fedora? Could it be a bit too "customized"?
Or should I blame the e-book? It has been written in 2005.

That a pretty old but I was sure it could be a good introduction anyway.
The issue is not all distro's are alike. The problem I found with the LPIC exam is it covers a wide range of Linux systems, from Debian to Red Hat based. So each step you study, you need to try it out on a Debian system, then again on a Red Hat system. When I was working on this, I used generic Debian system, not Ubuntu. The Ubuntu distro makes some small changes and it's enough to kinda of throw you off if you're expecting the exact same results as the book. Same with Fedora, it's really cutting edge, so I would suggest sticking with CentOS instead, that's a more stable distro (it's really the free version of RHEL) and most of the commands will work.

The issue gets even deeper if you're learning about Linux startup and while the book talks about init. The new startup processes are different from systemV, which the book may or may not have.

Quote:

I'm now wondering if LPIC's website a so good source for learning.

I'll have a look to the references you talked about. But 6 month later your last post, there may be have newer/better web sites and/or ebook I can download?

I really thank for your help.
I honestly think the study path for the LPIC-1 is good. I went through the books for the LPIC-1 and failed the first exam. I'm not great with memorization of switches and getting the exact command down on paper. But it did greatly help be prepare for the Red Hat exam, which has about 50% of the similar information.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 02:02 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

Just thought I would throw my .02 in here...

I took LX0-101 last year in the fall and it was tough. Being that the exam is vendor neutral you are expected to know the different switches and commands under RPM and Debian. It's fair to say that it's quite broad and the amount of topics you cover in the first part of the exam is numerous.

I am preparing to sit LX0-102 to achieve the full 3 in 1 certification. If you write Linux+ and pass (it's two exams) you get LPIC's equivalent as well as NLA (Novell Linux Administrator) since their entry exams are all similar.

I haven't sat the RHCSA exam but suspect that would be a little more comfortable as you are on the desktop or could probably launch a terminal and pipe your way through the man pages looking for the syntax that would help you get your job done. The command line is your friend

Wish we could see more of it in the LPIC-1 certs but I respect that they are being vendor neutral and distro agnostic.

My advice to you seb-o-tronic would be do to as I have done. Get yourself the study guide (yes I know it's outdated 2009 I believe) and set yourself up a virtual environment using the different architectures....

IE) I have two VM's doing my work for me

CentOS 6 (RPM)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Debian)

Follow the syllabus and if you can work your way through that and be comfortable you should be good to go and pass.

Let us know how it goes - good luck!
 
Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #13
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I'm currently using Trainsignal videos for my LPIC-1 studies. It's only 50.00 a month and they have great videos. I'm watching the Linux+ videos, I'm sure they cover the same topics as the LPIC-1.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #14
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Some tips -
Don't study the book cover to cover, you'll end up learning stuff for the wrong exam (101 vs 102). Use the outline and work backwards, start with the topic you need to know, study it, then move to the next topic. Reading chapter by chapter is good but it's (IMHO) easier to have a better knowledge of less material then a ok knowledge of a lot of material.
Useful thank you. I will be booking my LPIC 101 within a couple of weeks.

Regards
Marios
 
Old 06-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #15
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I'm gonna try the Trainsignal videos or another similar source to start my formal linux learning myself. Hopefully, I won't run into too many issues. It seems that almost all of the linux related books suffer from either errors or not enough information, at least thats what the reviews say.
 
  


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