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Old 03-04-2018, 09:55 PM   #61
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I certainly don't want to "diss" these exams, because they (and the training materials which accompany them) are obviously created by professional instructional-materials designers and educators. I just don't believe that they are what they're made out to be.

I do find it useful to browse through copies of "last year's" training materials, which I can reliably find in used-book stores. Some of them have very good scenarios that try to replicate real-world situations. Although vendor-specific materials (e.g. Red Hat's) tend to be a bit too "vendor-specific" (or maybe it's just that I don't do Red Hat very often), sometimes you can glom onto a suggested approach that you hadn't considered, and/or reference to a tool that you haven't used or heard of (yet). Which definitely makes them more-than worth the now-paltry price that you are now asked to pay.

The people who write and then maintain these courses really do know their stuff, and sincerely try to do a good job with them. I respect that. I've learned a lot of useful things from them.
 
Old 03-05-2018, 07:38 AM   #62
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I certainly don't want to "diss" these exams, because they (and the training materials which accompany them) are obviously created by professional instructional-materials designers and educators. I just don't believe that they are what they're made out to be.

I do find it useful to browse through copies of "last year's" training materials, which I can reliably find in used-book stores. Some of them have very good scenarios that try to replicate real-world situations. Although vendor-specific materials (e.g. Red Hat's) tend to be a bit too "vendor-specific" (or maybe it's just that I don't do Red Hat very often), sometimes you can glom onto a suggested approach that you hadn't considered, and/or reference to a tool that you haven't used or heard of (yet). Which definitely makes them more-than worth the now-paltry price that you are now asked to pay.

The people who write and then maintain these courses really do know their stuff, and sincerely try to do a good job with them. I respect that. I've learned a lot of useful things from them.
I disagree with nothing you've said here, sundialsvcs.

My only real gripe with the tests is how some people pass them, then claim to have that kind of knowledge, and when they're asked to actually DO something that someone at that level should be able to, they can't. Whether its because they only focus on getting that piece of paper, or because they do practice tests/dumps until they can squeak by I can't say. But such folks typically don't have the troubleshooting skills to do much else in the real world, without having to Google it or post on a forum for someone else to answer.
 
Old 08-22-2018, 05:39 AM   #63
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Yes certification is necessary actually it is a proof of your knowledge and skills 80% people want it. There are many institutes or training companies are there which provide you both full knowledge and valuable certificate like Linux training in noida.
i hope this will help you.
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Yes certification is necessary actually it is a proof of your knowledge and skills 80% people want it.
Sorry, no. While 80% of people may want it where YOU are, that does not hold true everywhere. Further, a 'certification' is **NOT** proof of knowledge and skills...these forums are proof of it. Look around at how many threads where people are asking for exam dumps, test answers, etc. They aren't doing it because they DO know what's on the test, but because they want to cheat. So the 'certification' they get is meaningless.

They may not get answers here, but they certainly do in other forums.
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There are many institutes or training companies are there which provide you both full knowledge and valuable certificate like Linux training in. i hope this will help you.
The 'certifiate' isn't valuable; the knowledge is.
 
Old 10-14-2018, 12:39 AM   #65
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Attacks on Certifications - Interesting..

First time posting on LinuxQuestions, even though I've been a member for some time. So, Good Day All!

That said, I've been working with Linux on/off for years, however, mainly using tools within Backtrack and Kali for penetration testing and security auditing.

With respect to obtaining a certification, however, although I've had {Isolated} knowledge of how to use Aircrack, Wireshark and Hashcat, etc, within Linux, I opted to obtain the LPI Linux Essentials exam back in 2015. Why? For my own benefit, and, to show those reviewing my cv who don't understand what "Recovering data frames and decrypting information" via tools within Kali are all about, I do have an degree of workable knowledge on how to use the OS.

So, now it is time for LPIC-1. I am taking this certification on because I am not using Linux on the street (within agency contracts), and I DO want to focus my career with Linux, Cisco and Security, etc.. down the line.

Am I aggravated because I will have to spend $500 CDN on the exams? Heck no! Not when the private sector agencies are suggesting I go and obtain it. In addition, again I am finding the training for this certification to be a good baseline tool to raise my knowledge on other areas of the OS. Like other posters have mentioned, I too am more a hands-on type guy - hence the desire to demonstrate network infrastructures can be vulnerable to attacks. I've found various videos helpful (Professor Messier and Urban Penguin), however the books, not so much, that is until I take the time to get my hands into the lesson at hand.

Anyway, that's where I am at right now. FTR, I seem to be doing OK with the 103 practice exams, however, there is only so much I can learn with live Linux versions. Next plan is to configure a "Promo" cloud setup, or resolve a configuration issue with my laptop that is currently preventing me from using the H/T features. Brainstorming with other is another way to enhance one's knowledge, and I am hoping to meet others who are interested in obtaining this certification, too..

Cheers!~
 
  


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