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Old 02-11-2015, 02:46 AM   #16
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Very sorry for not following up or providing any further information:

Here is the book I used mostly for study:

LPI Linux Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Essentia...nux+essentials

Then I watched all of the courses on CBT nuggets:

http://www.cbtnuggets.com/it-trainin...nux_essentials

I also ran through the free linup front book on the LPI website:

https://shop-download.linupfront.de/...-manual-cc.pdf

My distro I used for hands on training was SUSE, however be warned, CBT nuggets uses a flavor of ubuntu, so you might get some conflicting information.

This primarily was enough to get me all the knowledge I needed for the test. As for the test itself, you need to sign a waiver that you do not discuss the test questions over the internet. I don't usually bend the rules when it comes to that...
 
Old 06-11-2015, 10:26 AM   #17
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Took breather, but back at it...

Per the title.. I took a few months away from the training materials, perse, but didn't stick the learning on hold. What I did do was take time to learn more about the filesystem itself - what goes where, and why, and also dig into the /etc/ config files and get a feel for what controls what and how.

I had a specialized HR recruiter contact me <again> today and ask if I had written the LPI essentials yet. I had to reply no, and indicate that was due to taking time away to re-review one of the MS 2008 Server exams. Although MS isn't my preference, living downtown in a Gov't town means that one should have an interest in Bill's arena, too, if you want (or need) to Sloth away on a local Gov't contract for survival.

I currently have a 13.04 ringtail server freshly built, am working on BT5 (Ubuntu 10.04) at present, and am about to migrate this laptop over to Kali (installed on HD, but BT5 runs off a 32gb USB).

Adapting to new commands, etc., hasn't really been an issue. Scripting hasn't been a passion however, but I see I'll need to know a solid chunk of the basics for the exam.

So has anyone else taken a stab at this exam in the last three months? Still want to ensure I'll have studied for the right material going in. Using the LPI Essentials guideline summary as my baseline; working with the LINUP FRONT Linux Essentials, and Linux & LPIC Quick Reference guide, books, etc., for baseline knowledge and guidance. This, along with a few various YouTube videos.

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Old 07-10-2015, 06:10 PM   #18
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Just passed the Exam

I just passed the exam today with a score of 710.

The exam was pretty simple actually and the only thing I did to prepare for the exam is to watch the CBT nuggets videos. But I also work at the command line everyday so I am not new completely new to Linux
 
Old 07-11-2015, 03:01 AM   #19
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Comptia Linux+

Lets say I take the first exam for the Comtpia Linux+ exam. How much time is allowed until I have to take the second exam to complete the certificate. I Have been trying to look for this information but I couldn't find it.

One more thing, I heard they are changing from LX01 to LX03, Does it make any difference, I mean can I still use the materials and the textbook for the old Exam to study for LX03 and LX04

Thanks a lot
 
Old 07-16-2015, 04:35 PM   #20
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I just passed the exam today with a score of 710.

The exam was pretty simple actually and the only thing I did to prepare for the exam is to watch the CBT nuggets videos. But I also work at the command line everyday so I am not new completely new to Linux
Congrats! CBT nuggets - I lived on those for a long time. About ready to go for the exam myself. I was reading through all of this laughing about the previous comments regarding learning Linux overnight. I have been using Linux for a good 7 years and I would say I know a fraction of what 'Linux" actually capacitates to. I learned on Arch, I say the best way for new users to learn is to leap right into a build it yourself system. By the time you see KDE for the first time it's on like donkey kong and from that point on Windows becomes Winblows. Now every computer I use that is not Linux reminds me of a gimped rabbit infected by something that takes down even the biggest of CPU's.

I personally think every certification should require basic Linux knowledge - accept for maybe the Geeksquad, they can do their thing because Geeksquad.

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Old 07-20-2015, 02:55 PM   #21
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I personally think every certification should require basic Linux knowledge - accept for maybe the Geeksquad, they can do their thing because Geeksquad.
No matter how many "plumber's certificates" you might sell to the (unsuspecting?) public, there is, in the end, no(!) substitute for ... and, no "certificate" for ... experience.

"GeekSquad." Oh, how cute...

... and what are they ... exactly?

Here's one thing that (full disclosure: "this old phart ...") I think everyone out there should realize:
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"A certification is a Learner's Permit."
Yeah, yeah, "at the appropriate time in my life, I took Driver's Ed, too." But the only reason why I did so (although I did not know it at the time ...) was to save my parents a bunch of money in auto-insurance premiums. At the end of the day, "although the certificate showed that I had, indeed, received "book larnin'" (a quaint, old, Southern expression ...) about driving, I had not yet actually driven a hundred miles."

Fortunately, "everybody [else ...] knew that." (Even though "I didn't," everybody else knew ... that I didn't. Yet.)

"Driver's Ed" did what it was supposed to do: it showed that I had done everything that I knew to do (and, that I was yet capable of doing, at the time ...) to be the "safe driver" that I, indeed, turned out to be. It also showed that I was pro-active in doing so.

A certification ... much like a community-college (orm for that matter, [i]college)[/i ] diploma ... simply shows that you "diligently sought to prepare yourself for the workplace," and that (maybe) "you succeeded, according to the prevailing criteria of the time."

Basically: "a professional educator and course-designer, who hath trod this pathway ahead of thee, laid down a Challenge for thee ... a-n-d ..." you: Arose To Meet It. Maybe you "prevailed," and maybe you didn't, but, no matter what(!) you 'achieved,' you already singled yourself out: "You Arose." You "prepared yourself." You took your future employer's business requirements just a little bit more seriously . . .

Congratulations. Your resume made it to "stack #1."

And, by the way, "that means everything."

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Old 07-20-2015, 04:25 PM   #22
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No matter how many "plumber's certificates" you might sell to the (unsuspecting?) public, there is, in the end, no(!) substitute for ... and, no "certificate" for ... experience.

"GeekSquad." Oh, how cute...
a few year back i moved from "Comcast" to "WOW" - the 4 mps cable was $30 USD cheaper
the "wow" tech had never heard of linux and could not even click on the "seamonkey" icon to launch the browser

fast forward to Jan of this year and moved back to Comcast

the person heard of linux but never SEEN a install
but was able to see the the Seamonkey icon and use that
 
Old 07-20-2015, 09:35 PM   #23
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Personally, open source work rather than certificates turned out to be a leg up to getting a job for me. It didn't used to be the case. Now a days you can pretty much join any project and start working in it. You'll gain valuable experience working in a distributed team and heck, you might learn something. I recommend anyone who is thinking about certificates to also consider working on open source projects (and even creating their own).
 
Old 08-03-2015, 10:34 AM   #24
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If your employer is willing to invest in a certification as a professional-training program, then I would certainly leap at the opportunity. But, I would not pay for one out of my own pocket in an effort to become employed. Better is to: "get inside," anywhere. My first job consisted of tearing pages off a line printer and shoving it through a slot at weird hours. I happily took it, and then showed that: "those who are faithful with little, will be faithful with much."

Even though I was working at the University which I also attended, I plainly knew that this was where my education would actually come from ... and, it did. Because, these were the people who were making the inner operations of the whole school work ... using computers that, at that time, were the size of breadboxes and had terminals (up to 32 of them) attached, and with, if I may say, "a lot of voodoo programming."

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Old 04-27-2016, 10:10 AM   #25
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Linup Front book

It looks like the location of the Linup Front pdf book online has been moved around a bit recently, so I wanted to post a link to it here in case someone else needs it: http://tebrik.kampanya.org.tr/Linux/...-manual-cc.pdf
 
  


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