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Old 05-08-2004, 06:04 PM   #31
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I'm just wondering if anyone did the Linux+ exam in England, and if so which site you went through.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 04:39 PM   #32
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Unhappy Certified?

Hey, I wish that I was a LINUX+ certified....but the case is not so. I've also got the CompTia book, for the LINUX+...I've just finished the class...I need to reread the book so I can get a better grasp of it...to make sure that I better understand it. And I'm trying to do questions that I fine here and there..

How was the Linux+ test?[SIZE=1][FONT=arial][COLOR=blue]
 
Old 05-25-2004, 12:54 AM   #33
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Well, I passed Linux+ today with an 835/900 and it wasn't as easy as some people said it would be. It's 94 questions in 90 minutes and covers a wide range of topics. The thing about CompTIA tests is they're graded on a curve. So when people say the 2003 A+ tests are some of the hardest they're not really talking about the material covered. The A+ topics are relatively easy but the curve is tough. Conversely, the material Network+ covers is much more difficult but the grading curve is lenient. I'd say Linux+ is more like Network+ than A+ in that regard.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 02:15 AM   #34
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In my opinion, the LPI is the most valuable certificate of all. I am from Brazil and here for example, nobody knows what is Linux+and RHCE is disapearing.

The most important thing when you are going to get a job is your credibility, the first way to constroy your credibility is taking certificates, but the main way is writing to foruns, articles to websites, joinning in open source projects, etc.

Try searching you name in Google and enjoy the return. It is an excelent self test of credibility and it can give you one advantage against others.

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Fabio Berbert de Paula
www.vivaolinux.com.br/~fabio
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:45 AM   #35
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I am hoping to get Lunix Certified the job I just started will reimburse me if I pass so I will probably hit up a few sites soon
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:00 AM   #36
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RHCT right here
 
Old 05-25-2004, 08:59 AM   #37
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Well, I passed Linux+ today with an 835/900 and it wasn't as easy as some people said it would be.
Congrats Crito, amazing score!
 
Old 05-25-2004, 05:10 PM   #38
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Thanks laceupboots, my eyes are sore from reading; over 2000 pages in the last month and a half, not counting the web pages and practice tests I used too. When this thread started I had no certs, however, and can now put A+, Network+ and Linux+ on my resume.

CompTIA has a lot of name recognition in North America, Europe and even in places like Japan and Australia but, as fberbert noted, doesn't have any presence in South America for some unknown reason. RHCE is certainly the most prestigious Linux cert in the USA, and LPIC is being heavily promoted by the other two RPM based distros (Mandrake and SuSE), but I feel pursuing CompTIA Linux+ was a good "first step" for me and by no means a "walk in the park" or a "waste of time" as some might lead one to believe.

I'm taking a breather from Linux for the time being and will be attempting MS' SQL Server 2000 exams next month. But as Governator Arnold would say, "I'll be back."
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:21 PM   #39
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Yeah, yeah that's what they all say. I am thinking in about 6-8 months I will attempt one of the Linux certs. I will probably try the Linux+ , doesn't matter how much wieght it carries, it's a personal goal.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #40
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I'm still planning on doing the LPIC1 tests too. Don't think I'm ready for the the level 2 tests yet, maybe in about a year. Heard level 3 is going to be all electives and Samba (the Windows server emulator thingy) is one of them, so if I can just get that far the last step may not be too difficult. RedHat certification is just way too expensive for me at the moment, maybe when I win the lottery or something.

Anyway, CompTIA is updating the Linux+ test, so waiting a while may not be a bad idea. I probably would have if I hadn't spent so much on training materials already. Just my luck, as soon as the revised Sybex book came out that covered the hardware objectives better, CompTIA had to announce they're cutting back on hardware question for the new test. Why am I not surprised.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #41
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Should you already be Linux proficient before studying for the LInux+ or can you pick up the study material and start from there?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 11:18 AM   #42
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You need to know the basics before studying for the test. I read Minasi's "Linux for Windows Administrators" book first, played around with various distros for several months, then started in on the Linux+ materials. The Sybex Linux+ book tries to keep the discussion "newbie-ish" but the order of exam objectives, which it follows closely, don't really lend themselves to that approach. I found myself falling asleep reading the chapter on X and had to re-read the chapter on user/group administration. Sort of tries to be "all things to all readers." I prefer the O'Reilly LPI in a Nutshell book's format better: concise and to the point.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:56 AM   #43
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I have been looking at the.2004 objectives for the Linux+ certification and I think it's doable
 
Old 06-01-2004, 06:47 PM   #44
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I was really tempted to wait, especially since the 2001 test covered old stuff like the pump dhcp client nobody uses anymore. I just didn't want to wait for the study guide revisions (or spend more money.) They usually don't come out for several months after a new test is released. Would have meant putting it off until next year or taking the test somewhat unprepared.

And I didn't mean to imply to jaz that you have to be a Linux expert before starting in on the test materials (I'm certainly not,) just that if you're still trying to figure out where the drive letters are, the study guides won't be much help. CompTIA's six months experience guideline is a good average... maybe more for some people, maybe less for a fast learner.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:31 PM   #45
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Quote:
Originally posted by adflynn
I'm just wondering if anyone did the Linux+ exam in England, and if so which site you went through.
the site i use is http://2test.com/ ...
this site is the prometric site, and by looking at it, it seems to be good for absolutly any country ..
all you do is select your country on the first page, and then select the cert you wanna write
(and you can select any cert available to man ) and then it will tell you what testing
center(s) in your area is certified to give the test .. and of course you can sign up and set a
date to write it ...
 
  


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