LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Linux - Certification
User Name
Password
Linux - Certification This forum is for the discussion of all topics relating to Linux certification.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New York
Distribution: CentOS & Debian
Posts: 693

Rep: Reputation: 51
Question Linux+ Certification


Hello,

I will be taking a Linux class at my school. The book for this class is the 2nd edition which covers exams LX0-101 & 102. (ISBN 1118531744) I asked my professor if I can purchase third edition instead since it covers the new exams LX0-103 & 104 (ISBN 1119021219) but he said no since his class is based on the older book.

My question is, would it make a difference if I read/study the old book and attempt to take the Linux+ new exams? I don't want to throw away $300+ in the exams.

I checked the exams objectives and most of them are very similar.

Please advise
 
Old 11-21-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, Raspbian, CentOS
Posts: 1,860
Blog Entries: 36

Rep: Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458
Sounds like your teacher is being short sighted in general. It makes sense to use the latest material for exam purposes. I don't see a reason why you can't purchase the new book but pair with a classmate to get the assignments. Even if it's as simple as taking a picture of their questions before leaving class.

It shouldn't affect your grades. If he decides to be harsher on your grades for buying a newer book I would lodge a complaint against him with his superior.

Last edited by sag47; 11-21-2016 at 05:50 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-21-2016, 07:56 PM   #3
Jjanel
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2016
Distribution: any&all, in VBox; Ol'UnixCLI; NO GUI resources
Posts: 999
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 360Reputation: 360Reputation: 360Reputation: 360
A 'bigger' question is: are you wasting your money on that class [?]
(you may already know most of it, and this/any class/book won't ensure passing)

On Amazon, you can actually read a 'lot' of both books! (systemd is main addition!)

How important is getting the highest grade? You can buy the new book and look up the minor page# differences (in case instructor references exact pages/exercises).

Be a 'rebel': Linux is. Buy the new edition (& politely shame that dated instructor)!
You'll be the hero of the other&future students

p.s. NOT advised, but IF you want to start a WAR with that instructor, [rudely]
interrupt intro by asking: "systemd is #1 Linux issue: are you an expert on this?"

Last edited by Jjanel; 11-21-2016 at 08:21 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-22-2016, 09:30 AM   #4
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New York
Distribution: CentOS & Debian
Posts: 693

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 51
Thank you Sag47 and Jjanel for your responses. Yes, I believe my teacher is being short sighted. What he said was that he has not reviewed the new edition therefore, he cannot use it. Last night I purchased the new edition and downloaded the old edition as PDF for free. YAY! it is an online class so I will not see any classmates.
Well, this course is required to obtain my Bachelor's degree so yeah, i am wasting my money! LOL $2000.00 per 3 credits!

yes I should start the systemd debate! thank you guys!
 
Old 11-22-2016, 09:42 AM   #5
sag47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Distribution: Kubuntu x64, Raspbian, CentOS
Posts: 1,860
Blog Entries: 36

Rep: Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458Reputation: 458
Good luck in your class. If you're interested in Linux system administration as a profession then I recommend reading this LQ reply (here's another reply which is more focused). The information in those links is a bit dated but still relevant for a job.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 10:45 AM   #6
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New York
Distribution: CentOS & Debian
Posts: 693

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 51
Thank you Sag47! I currently work as a Systems Administrator for a company. I have implemented a couple CentOS servers and also run a Xbuntu workstation for lookups, testing, etc. Cheers!
 
Old 12-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #7
JockVSJock
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: SATX
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS
Posts: 1,301
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
IMO, the majority of schools in the USA are not going to prepare you for either a career or for what it takes to be successful in IT. Been there, done that.

As for Linux+, I would go to CompTIAs website and make sure the newest test number matches up with a book say from Amazon, that way your studying from the latest material if and when you decide to test.

As for Linux+, its an ok stepping stone to learn Linux. The test is all multiple guess and you don't get any real knowledge or skills with it. I would recommend that you check our Red Hat's RHCSA. It is their entry level cert for Red Hat Sys Admins where you are tested in a simulated environment on configuring a RHEL7 server.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 03:47 PM   #8
Mystified
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Debian, Kubuntu
Posts: 311

Rep: Reputation: 20
I have 5 comptia certs. what a waste of money. At least for me.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-04-2017, 10:57 AM   #9
JockVSJock
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: SATX
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS
Posts: 1,301
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystified View Post
I have 5 comptia certs. what a waste of money. At least for me.
Agreed...CompTIA is a joke. Overpriced and has no value in the marketplace. A total waste.
 
Old 02-08-2017, 08:54 PM   #10
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,078
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175Reputation: 3175
"Gentlepeople," the actual world of business(!) frankly has z-e-r-o to do with ... "an exam!"

Face it: "school is over."

In the real world, nothing is ever so cut and dry. Perhaps your client/employer sells hay. Perhaps your client/employer sells cruises. Perhaps your client/employer ... "oh, I hope you get the idea!"
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Linux - Certification

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration