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Old 07-31-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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Cool should i do LPIC-1 before RHCSA


hi guys,

am i better off doing LPIC-1 before getting into the RHCSA or is this a waste of time?

I have no experience of linux except playing with centOS the last few weeks on a vm...

any info appreciated
 
Old 07-31-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Depends what you want to get out of it. It's not like RHCSA is necessarily "better" than LPIC-1.

You're better off just using Linux and understanding what you're doing, not just doing exams for the sake of it. play more.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 02:30 AM   #3
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hi acid,

i do and i dont care about certs...i just want to get the full picture of linux. i know nothing of command line tools (though they seem a bit similar to DOS) etc etc...

i was reading in the Red hat book i have that if you are new to linux this book might not be for you. and wondered am i not better off doing a real basics course on linux first. looked through the lpic 1 and saw things that interested me. but what im thinking is, am i not better off doing RHCSA and filling in the blanks as i go along...or doing a fundamental course first...i appreciate your reply and seek your guidance.

thanks
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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This is a great start: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
 
Old 07-31-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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I did the LPIC-1 following this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LPIC-1-Exams...3742058&sr=8-1

Even if you don't want the cert, read through the book and follow the exercises and you will learn a lot. I was not a total noobie when i started the cert and I still learned a lot from it. LPIC-1 is not very in depth but you get a taste of a lot of different aspects of Linux, such as cli, ssh, grub, bash scripting, package managment etc.

I don't know about RHCSA so I can't comment on the differences between them, but I will say that LPI is more of a general Linux certification, whereas RHCSA is obviously RedHat. LPI is a good starting point, depending on your experience

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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I got both LPIC - 1 and 2 before getting my RHCSA. Getting them depends entirely on what you are working with and who. For instance some companies that do not use Red Hat may require LPIC 1 and/or 2.

Also, the two tests are very different from each other. RHCSA is practical (which if working with Red Hat Systems looks really good on a resume) where as LPIC 1 is two multiple choice tests. There is no multiple choice involved with the Red Hat exam.
 
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thanks for all your input...i want to learn as i am just, and always have been, interested in linux...
i am not looking immediately for a job...as i am currently working with windoze systems...im looking to better my skill set...even if it takes a year or two. and want to take the best path, that will teach me the most and hopefully empower my CV to allow me to gain an entry level position in a few years time...

im thinking lpic-1 and 2 and then RHCSA followed by RHCE...or similar...

what you think?
 
Old 07-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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thanks for all your input...i want to learn as i am just, and always have been, interested in linux...
i am not looking immediately for a job...as i am currently working with windoze systems...im looking to better my skill set...even if it takes a year or two. and want to take the best path, that will teach me the most and hopefully empower my CV to allow me to gain an entry level position in a few years time...
Well, acid_kewpie said it best:
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You're better off just using Linux and understanding what you're doing, not just doing exams for the sake of it. play more.
LEARN...play with Linux more. Solve problems, install services, troubleshoot things. I give almost ZERO weight to ANY certifications, because they are (for the most part) easy to get.

If you go into an interview, and you're able to describe how you would troubleshoot a problem, what you'd look at, and why, then you're more valuable than if you have ALL the certifications you mentioned.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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As per acid_kewpie & tutorial in post#4.
Work your way through all of the Rute Manual and then you'll have a much better idea of what to do next.
You may also find these links useful
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
www.linuxtopia.org
 
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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thanks for all your input...but do you agree that linux+ is a good place to start?..learning the basics...
 
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thanks for all your input...but do you agree that linux+ is a good place to start?..learning the basics...
No...as has been said, it's better if you go through the tutorials, and USE Linux yourself, and know it that way. Don't focus on certifications, which have next to no meaning.

This is sort of like asking "I want to be a race car driver...which drivers education courses should I take?". You don't get serious skills, until you move BEYOND books/classrooms/certifications, and do things in the REAL WORLD.
 
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