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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

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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
 
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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


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