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Old 07-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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Practicing with Linux on my home computer


Hi my name is Sean. I'm somewhat new to Linux. I would like to work towards getting a Linux+ and RHCSA certification. Can someone recommend some training tools that I can use on my home computer(Windows 8.1)?
 
Old 07-03-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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Download VirtualBox or VMWare Player, install one of the common Linux flavors (CentOS, Debian, etc.), and start playing with it.
 
Old 07-03-2015, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hi my name is Sean. I'm somewhat new to Linux. I would like to work towards getting a Linux+ and RHCSA certification. Can someone recommend some training tools that I can use on my home computer(Windows 8.1)?
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

One suggestion would be to look through the Certification forum here. There should be plenty of useful information in some of those threads.

Regards...
 
Old 07-03-2015, 12:36 PM   #4
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you can also download putty to ssh from windows to linux. if you use minimal installation of linux may be you will not install vmware tools or virtualbox so here is link http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html download from there putty.exe to ssh and also download pscp.exe that is command line tool which will help you to copy files to and from your windows machine to linux virtual machine. that files may be config files or what you will need. so good luck
 
Old 07-03-2015, 01:58 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard.
 
Old 07-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #6
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I'd agree that a start would be to begin with a VM and Centos/Scientific/Oracle linux running on it.

As to free or online help I can't say. There are so many to choose from. More depends on how you like to learn. Maybe we should find that out. Some people muscle through man page after man page. Some go to online tutorials. Some buy books or use online books.

The good thing is that Red Hat offers a wealth of documentation on their web site. It is basically mirrored on Centos and other clones.

To pass that test you will still need to do some of the course tasks. Without going to a boot camp or local school you can buy the offical red hat stuff and do their course.


You may not need to have a certificate but it may help in your search for employment.

http://www.omnisecu.com/gnu-linux/re...engineer-rhce/

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Old 07-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #7
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Since you are interested in RHEL certification, CentOS would be the logical starting point.

About.com has a pretty good set of Linux pages.

Going Linux has lots of useful resources, though they tend to be give more attention to the *buntus and derivatives thereof and to desktop users than to server administration.

Linux.com offers much documentation and tutorials.

A web search for any particular topic, including the word "Linux" or the name of your distro is a great way to answer specific questions.

Whatever distro you choose to start with should also offer or at least point you towards documentation at their website.
 
Old 07-06-2015, 05:24 PM   #8
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Jump right in. Wipe Windows and install CentOS. Or at least install it alongside. Virtualbox won't teach you much as you won't run into issues in your every day usage. You'll only be playing around with it...
 
Old 07-06-2015, 06:24 PM   #9
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Jump right in. Wipe Windows and install CentOS.
Just make sure you keep the means to reinstall Windows if you need to, via restore DVD, partition, etc.

Regards...
 
  


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