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mussussu 12-16-2005 10:43 AM

Comptia, linux +
 
Linux + includes Questions related to Redhat? Fedora? or which version of Linux, if you have passed Linux + please post your comments about your experience, and how valuable to Linux+.

thanks

Gort32 12-16-2005 12:30 PM

Linux+ was actually rather easy, especially if you already have done your A+ (and you should have passed A+ before Linux+). The few distro-specific questions weren't really RedHat or Debian, they were about rpm and deb packages. If you know how to handle package management then it really doesn't matter what distro you use to study, although a more command-line-oriented, no wizards distro like Slackware might force you into the "proper" way of doing things quicker than a full-GUI distro would.

jlgreer1 01-01-2006 09:12 PM

I am considering A+ and Linux+ certification. Does the market place much value on this certification versu something like RHCE?

Crito 01-01-2006 09:30 PM

Linux+ is roughly equivalent to LPIC level 1 whereas RHCE is (roughly again) equivalent to LPIC level 3. So you're comparing apples to oranges IMHO, but both CompTIA's and RedHat's certs are widely accepted. I, personally, prefer LPI's approach, even though the marketplace doesn't really recognize their certs (yet.)

http://www.lpi.org/en/lpic.html

jlgreer1 01-01-2006 10:21 PM

Thanks for the reply and the link.

Jeff

walterbyrd 01-19-2006 03:28 AM

The Linux+ has been updated recently. The new version is not as hardware-centric. So, the A+ may not be quite as much help, these days.

v_florin 02-01-2006 12:44 PM

I need new updated questions for Linux+ (Comptia)
 
I need the questions for Linux+ Exam (Comptia).
I offer in exchange 3 books (PDF format):
1. Network+ Certification (Third Edition) - Mike Meyers
2. Exam Cram 2 (Updated for new exam) - over 650 questions
3. Linux+ Certification - Trevor Kay

I bought all this books in Dec. 2005, so are new books with all updates for the new Exam (Linux+ and Network+)
For details please give me a PM.
Thanks.

Armor 02-01-2006 07:35 PM

Self Test Software
 
I purchased the "Self Test Software" for the Linux+ and the Sybex "Linux + Study Guide: Third Edition" (Authorized Curriculum: CompTIA Quality).

I have spent 5 weeks reviewing the book and 4 weeks taking practice tests. By the end of this last week, my test average was 88% with a high 98% (missed 1 of 98 questions) and an 84% (missed 15 of 98 questions). My level of confidence; I should score in the 80% range.

I got a 68% or 615 of 900. It takes 675 of 900 to pass the test. The test had questions I can’t remember seeing in the text.

I cannot in good faith recommend the “Self Test Software”. I found an error in the program in one of the practice test questions. Self Test apologized and said send in a “screen capture” of the error. I was hoping that nothing else was wrong. I might have learned something that was wrong and never realized it.

Kind ruins your confidence. I am looking for a good, GOOD, self-study reference.

Thank You.

Kydd 02-01-2006 10:35 PM

no PM option?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by v_florin
I need the questions for Linux+ Exam (Comptia).
I offer in exchange 3 books (PDF format):
1. Network+ Certification (Third Edition) - Mike Meyers
2. Exam Cram 2 (Updated for new exam) - over 650 questions
3. Linux+ Certification - Trevor Kay

I bought all this books in Dec. 2005, so are new books with all updates for the new Exam (Linux+ and Network+)
For details please give me a PM.
Thanks.

How about an email address?

v_florin 02-02-2006 04:48 AM

Sorry....my e-mail: licenta2004 'at' yahoo.com

Kydd 02-04-2006 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armor
I purchased the "Self Test Software" for the Linux+ and the Sybex "Linux + Study Guide: Third Edition" (Authorized Curriculum: CompTIA Quality).

I have spent 5 weeks reviewing the book and 4 weeks taking practice tests. By the end of this last week, my test average was 88% with a high 98% (missed 1 of 98 questions) and an 84% (missed 15 of 98 questions). My level of confidence; I should score in the 80% range.

I got a 68% or 615 of 900. It takes 675 of 900 to pass the test. The test had questions I can’t remember seeing in the text.

I cannot in good faith recommend the “Self Test Software”. I found an error in the program in one of the practice test questions. Self Test apologized and said send in a “screen capture” of the error. I was hoping that nothing else was wrong. I might have learned something that was wrong and never realized it.

Kind ruins your confidence. I am looking for a good, GOOD, self-study reference.

Thank You.


Which study guide had only 98 questions? It appears the Self Test Software from studyexam4less.com has not been updated for 002.

The Sybex has 180 questions plus 30 in the assesment so that appears to be a good guide.

The updated Thompson Course Technology has many questions too, mixed between mult. choice, true/false & fill in the blank, but many of the questions seemed rudimentary.

I'd be curious how the updated Exam Cram is...

walterbyrd 02-05-2006 01:07 PM

Go to ebay type in "testking" and you can buy all the so-called practice questions you want, for just a few bucks. I can not attest to the quality.

Some people will say this is cheating.

Kydd 02-05-2006 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by walterbyrd
Go to ebay type in "testking" and you can buy all the so-called practice questions you want, for just a few bucks. I can not attest to the quality.

Some people will say this is cheating.

Well TK's are mostly braindumps and have incorrect answers so I can see how people think it's cheating too. With books like the Sybex, which is approved by Comptia, you at least get a background and reference to a page number to review the material when doing the exam questions. Granted some of the TK's have these now as well, but my understanding is that even the latest TK w/ 458 questions for the XKO-002 exam does not have very many questions on the real exam. 2 people in other forums have also said they recall only a couple questions from TK in their exam.

I was just looking to see what other reference material and practice exams are updated with more current content appropriate for XKO-002.

Crito 02-06-2006 08:08 PM

Would be just as easy to actually learn the material as memorize the entire pool of 500 questions and answers.

Kydd 02-06-2006 08:21 PM

Well yes I've been working in a Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD/OS X environment for 2 years and I was just looking for some padding/conversational pieces for my resume, showing that I have a committment to all things IT. In case anyone has missed it, many IT jobs in the US are being oursourced or being replaced by automation...


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