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mussussu 12-16-2005 11:43 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 01:30 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 10:12 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 10:30 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 11:21 PM

Thanks for the reply and the link.

Jeff

walterbyrd 01-19-2006 04:28 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 01:44 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 08:35 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 11:35 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 05:48 AM

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

Kydd 02-04-2006 12:07 PM

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 02:07 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 04:53 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 09:08 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 09:21 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...

Crito 02-06-2006 09:44 PM

I'm using the official "courseware" for my Security+ studies. I see they have updated material for Linux+ too:
https://store.comptia.org/default.aspx?shelf=21

Mine came with CertBlaster and MeasureUp CDs also BTW. Only drawback is there are lab/hands-on sections you may not be able to complete outside a classroom environment. :(

MasterC 02-09-2006 12:59 AM

So, for you folks who have actually passed the Linux+, how much experience with linux have you had (did you have) before taking the exam?

Also, do not offer illegal options for test prep, it is wrong in so many ways, but most importantly pertaining to this site, it's against the rules you agreed to in order to have an account.

Thanks!

Cool

GTaylor 07-05-2006 06:26 PM

Dumb question but I've noticed there are XKO-001 and XKO-002, does anyone know the difference between the two?

reddazz 07-05-2006 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTaylor
Dumb question but I've noticed there are XKO-001 and XKO-002, does anyone know the difference between the two?

XKO-002 has newer objectives compared to XK0-002. I think XK0-001 was phased out a while ago.

chrisortiz 07-25-2006 10:22 PM

i guess i'll throw my 2 cents in. as far as weight, one certification won't get you anything. For that you'll need a degree. I currently hold, A+, Network+, Server+, MSCE, and CCNA. Certifications, but without a degree they mean very little. With a degree they would hold alot more weight.

Armor 07-27-2006 03:32 PM

Gospel, but Have A Certificate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisortiz
i guess i'll throw my 2 cents in. as far as weight, one certification won't get you anything. For that you'll need a degree. I currently hold, A+, Network+, Server+, MSCE, and CCNA. Certifications, but without a degree they mean very little. With a degree they would hold alot more weight.

I agree with "chrisortiz" but, with the caveat, have a cert of some sort. Or be in a course that will earn a certification. This shows you are in a mode of personal and technical growth.
This was brought up recently during an interview that led to my new job. The fact that I failed the Linux+ test showed I was continuing my education to support my work field and the fact I am still studying to take the test again shows a sort of "perseveriance".
I have an A.S., A.A., and a B.S. which is good, but then comes to "what have done lately"... certfications make a difference.

Just another "two cents".... Thanks.

magian 08-18-2006 02:02 AM

The Sybex book for Linux+ was great and a better guide for passing than anything else i found: ISBN 078214389X

walterbyrd 08-18-2006 12:58 PM

>>
i guess i'll throw my 2 cents in. as far as weight, one certification won't get you anything. For that you'll need a degree. I currently hold, A+, Network+, Server+, MSCE, and CCNA. Certifications, but without a degree they mean very little. With a degree they would hold alot more weight.
<<

If you get a degree, I would strongly recommend engineering as opposed to computer science. A BSCS is as difficult as an engineering degree, but as worthless as a libral arts degree. An engineer can certainly work in IT, if s/he choses to do so.

Engineering is seen as a true profession. A BSCS is worth practially nothing. In IT, unlike any other field, those with a HS education (or less) are often paid higher than those with college degrees. I have seen it happen many times.

Frankly, if I had it to do over again, I would stay as far away from anything IT as I possibly could. IT takes a lot of brains, and a lot of hard work and dedication; but IT workers are treated, and paid, worse than a typical janitor.

There are always exception, but just look at the job boards. I have seen ads looking for skilled people to work for less than minium wage. I have seen ads looking for people to work for free - just for the experience. To earn a living wage, you need about 5 years experience in about two dozen skills.

cbalkcom 08-23-2006 04:12 PM

Linux+ exam
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by magian
The Sybex book for Linux+ was great and a better guide for passing than anything else i found: ISBN 078214389X

There's a 15% discount off the regular price of the Linux+ exam (normally $218.00 US) that is good for an exam taken before October 30th. You can use the code LN606E when registering with Prometric or VUE to get the discount--as long as you take the exam no later than the end of October.

Robhogg 08-31-2006 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magian
The Sybex book for Linux+ was great and a better guide for passing than anything else i found: ISBN 078214389X

Thanks for the recommendation - I've got it on order from Amazon.

I've just passed my A+ with scores of 745 on Hardware and 744 on OS technologies (spookily close, eh?), and I'm booked in to do Linux+ in November as I was a little offended by the exclusive Microsoft focus in the OS exam.

Rob.

darkfx 09-21-2006 01:03 PM

Hi,

I recently passed the Linux+ certification exam with 795 of 900.
I would rate it as a moderate difficulty exam.
There were no questions with multiple answers (at least i didn't had any).
Anyways, 3 questions were identical with those from TestKing :rolleyes:
The exam lasted 150 min (because I'm not a native english speaker) and contained 98 questions though, the numbers of questions may vary.
As of study materials, I used Sybex's Linux Study Guide Third Ed, TestOUT and CBT Nuggets certification videos (which I don't recommend).
I took the exam at a Vue testing center in Bucharest, Romania. The staff was very friendly and the cordial atmosphere gave me confidence.
It was a pleasant experience !
Now i'm planning to study for the Network+ certification.

rhct.rhce 09-22-2006 12:48 AM

Try RHCE Next..
 
Congrats on L+,
Now, try for RHCE...

Regards
www.RHCEasy.wordpress.com

walterbyrd 10-01-2006 04:12 PM

My experience very nearly matched darkfx's experience.

>> I recently passed the Linux+ certification exam with 795 of 900.

I passed on the Sept 29th, with the same score.

>> I would rate it as a moderate difficulty exam. There were no questions with multiple answers (at least i didn't had any).
Anyways, 3 questions were identical with those from TestKing

I had about the same experience here.

>> The exam lasted 150 min (because I'm not a native english speaker) and contained 98 questions though, the numbers of questions may vary.

I think all the tests have 98 questions. I am a native English speaker, but I figure I might as well use my extra time to re-check my answers.

>> As of study materials, I used Sybex's Linux Study Guide Third Ed, TestOUT and CBT Nuggets certification videos (which I don't recommend).
I took the exam at a Vue testing center in Bucharest, Romania.

I also used Sybex. I took the test in Denver, Colorado. I think that some of questions on the exam were not covered in Sybex.

I have other comptia certs: a+, net+, sec+, and proj+. Of those, the sec+, and linux+, were the most difficult.

I am thinking about getting the RHCE.

darkfx 10-02-2006 12:53 PM

Congrats !
I'm also planning to take the Network+ Certification. What study materials do you recommend ?
I already have some networking background from CISCO CCNA sem I...which I think might help :roll:

walterbyrd 10-03-2006 04:42 PM

For the net+ I didn't use any books. I just got the objeectives from comptia, and looked everything up on the web.

Feel free to look at my notes. Probably everything you need to know to pass the exam are included there:

http://synet-consulting.com/tech_notes/networks.html

mjbuono 07-19-2007 09:11 AM

Planning on taking the XKO-002 test this month...
 
Hi Folks,

New to the site so first off... HELLO WORLD (sorry, couldn't resist).

I'm prepping for the XKO-002 Linux + test. I feel I'm ready but have a few points I would ask clarification on. There seems to be several different Linux Certs out there just for Linux + (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, etc). Could someone confirm that the XKO-002 is an entry level Linux + Certification? Also, has anyone had success with TestOut as a test prep?
Thanks... I look forward to contributing something worthwhile once I am able.

mjbuono

Micro420 07-22-2007 11:27 PM

I have used TestOut for the Microsoft exams (MCSE) and I found them to be helpful. It's all just basically video lectures with simulations built-in. It helped me a lot for the Microsoft exams. I felt like I still needed a book. I don't like to study for an exam with only 1 source. I want at least 2 sources.

Quote:

Originally Posted by walterbyrd
If you get a degree, I would strongly recommend engineering as opposed to computer science. A BSCS is as difficult as an engineering degree, but as worthless as a libral arts degree. An engineer can certainly work in IT, if s/he choses to do so.

Engineering is seen as a true profession. A BSCS is worth practially nothing. In IT, unlike any other field, those with a HS education (or less) are often paid higher than those with college degrees. I have seen it happen many times.

Frankly, if I had it to do over again, I would stay as far away from anything IT as I possibly could. IT takes a lot of brains, and a lot of hard work and dedication; but IT workers are treated, and paid, worse than a typical janitor.

There are always exception, but just look at the job boards. I have seen ads looking for skilled people to work for less than minium wage. I have seen ads looking for people to work for free - just for the experience. To earn a living wage, you need about 5 years experience in about two dozen skills.

You are so correct. The previous I.T. guy before me came to this country from Vietnam about 15 years ago when I.T. was the new thing and companies weren't sure what to look for. He learned everything by experience so he taught me everything he knew. Then I started studying for my certifications and realized that this guy knew jack-sh*t about computers! He just knew how to install a Windows OS and connect them as a WORKGROUP. No servers or anything and no security in mind. I ended up replacing him (Boo-yah!), but getting paid less than him. He was a lucky bastard because he came into the market when it was fresh and was able to remain there because I work in a public institution so firing people is difficult. This guy now has a house in the Bay Area, a house in Australia, and a yacht. No freakin' fair! I am currently fighting my way up to the top at my work. It's going to be a difficult run

mjbuono 07-23-2007 08:11 AM

Planning on taking the XKO-002 test this month...
 
Thanks, Micro.

It's funny how you answered because I have been an IT Consultant for over 10 years and have been too busy (and perhaps too cheap) to get my MCSE or any other cert. If I were to do things differently. I would also choose another profession apart from IT. Nothing against it! I enjoy it but I wish I had worked for a different degree (rather than my boring BBA-Marketing back in 1980).

As for the orginal question concerning TestOut as a study Aide... thanks for your response. I'm also using Sybex Linux+ third Edition. I hope to cert in Linux in about a week or two. I'll see you on the other side.

mjbuono

cbalkcom 07-23-2007 10:50 AM

the CompTIA Linux+ exam (XK0-002)
 
"I'm prepping for the XKO-002 Linux + test. I feel I'm ready but have a few points I would ask clarification on. There seems to be several different Linux Certs out there just for Linux + (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, etc). Could someone confirm that the XKO-002 is an entry level Linux + Certification?"

I'm with CompTIA and can confirm that CompTIA Linux+ is an entry level exam (6-12 months experience with Linux recommended). The exam is often taken by people who are in Windows network administration who have received enough inquiries by colleagues about Linux, that the need for study/training in Linux becomes needed.
Best of luck.

mjbuono 07-23-2007 11:20 AM

Thanks cbalkcom!

I'm assuming the test is straight forward, multiple choice with no surprises. Thanks again!

Micro420 07-30-2007 02:59 AM

Maybe this has been answered, but which is more sought out: CompTIA Linux+, RHCE, Novell, or the LPIC Certification? I am almost done with MCSE and have to figure out my next certification, and I want to go the LInux route. Just not sure which has more weight. I'm leaning towards RHCE because a lot of government and businesses use them, just like Microsoft Windows.

coolb 08-02-2007 08:30 AM

I can officially add CompTIA's Linux+ to my list of certifications :)

tommyboy911 07-19-2010 01:50 PM

Comptia Linux + Exam code: XK0-002
 
Hi Folks,

I am uncertain if anyone can help me with this issue. I have used GUI based distros for a while but I am very inexperienced with the CLI apart from simple pwd, ls -la, cat type commands.

I have a Comptia Network+ and Comptia A+ which, according to the Comptia website are pre-requeistites for the exam. However, it also states that you should have been using Linux for 6 to 12 months prior to sitting the exam. The issue is further compounded by the imminent change to the exam in October this year when it will be split into two parts.

So my question is : given my experience is it realistic to think I can pass the exam before the two-part certification date?

I can study a few hours every night and around 6 hours each weekend. I have a laptop (running Mint 8.0) on which I can install one of the distributions listed in the Comptia site and a desktop (running Sabayon) on which I can install another of the distributions listed. I can use them to test Samba and dual boot or triple boot with Windows. I will also purchase Linux certification in a nutshell and CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide.

Any advice from anyone who has passed the exam would be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Tom.


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