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Old 05-19-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
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Linux+ Certification Study Guide


Has anyone used "Linux+ Certification Study Guide" by Drew Bird and Mike Harwood, published by McGraw-Hill Osborne, to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ exam?

I would like to see what do people think of this book and the CD materials.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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I haven't seen that one but just finished the Sybex Linux+ study guide by Roderick Smith. The second edition, which is recently published, covers a lot more of the hardware stuff. And best of all, the included test prep CD works under Linux!
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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I would recommend the Sybex book also. I took the test Dec 2003 and passed on the first attempt. I read through the book and re-read some of the chapters a second time also.

Prior to studying for the test, the only knowlege I had with Linux was loading up from CD's and playing around. I'm a 2000 MCSE/MCSA/MCSAS and CCNA but wanted to learn more about Linux. Linux+ gave me answers to a lot of the questions I had while playing around and gave me a lot more confidence using a terminal window instead of the gui.

I'm reading the O'Reilly book for LPI (LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell - author Jeffrey Dean) and am happy when I read over something that I'm able to recall from the Linux+ studying (you know how you don't always use everything in your day to day use that you studied).

Good luck!
 
Old 06-12-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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hmm intresting I just recently thought I would try go for a Linux+ cert to start off with, I was looking between Linux+ In Depth and Linux+ Study Guide 2nd edition by Roderick W. Smith , I took your guys advice going with the one by Roderick and man ive found it to be too boring. just started it but man this book puts you to sleep.. I found brefing though that the Linux+ In Depth book was a lot more example and showing you by commands and what not and that the book by Roderick is just a lot of boring reading not many examples but a lot of reading, normally I dont mind a lot of reading at all but man I've found this really boring, I dunno maybe its just me I also found I think they go into way to much unesscarry detail that wont be even at all relveant on the test (atleast in the little that ive read at the beg about hardware n such) but i havent taken the test so i can't say but thats what i think, I think im going to return this book for the other one, I dunno does any agree with me here?
 
Old 06-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, the Sybex book put me to sleep at times too. Still, it does follow the test objectives precisely and contains all the info you'll need to pass the test. I only got one question (on chattr) that wasn't covered by it. The test prep CD alone makes it worth the price IMHO. There's something terribly wrong with needing a Windows PC to load Linux study material.
 
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true, I actually think im going to get my LPI cert instead of Linux+ or first atleast, I thought i would go for Linux+ then LPIC cause people said Linux+ is easy, but after looking over the objectivies and samples for both I think i could just get my LPIC1 preety easy, seemed like there was a lot more hardware stuff for Linux+ and I know more about general linux stuff then stuff like hardware/bios/IRQ's etc.. that i would defeintly have to study for, luckly it seems according to LPI in a nutshell the first exam 101 has none of that stuff and i should be able to pass without reading anything more beforehand hmmm


oh btw anyone who has taken LPIC1 do you take exam 101 and exam 102 seperately?

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Old 06-12-2004, 05:24 PM   #7
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I was originally planning on doing LPIC1 first too, but they revised the test and all the study guides are for the old objectives, including the "nutshell" book. CompTIA is releasing an updated version of Linux+ Q4 this year and says 75% of the material will be different. So I decided to take it before all the books I've bought become obsolete. The good news is, if you do wait, the hardware portion is being cut from 19% to 8%. The bad news is they're adding a lot of security questions. The press release about it can be found here: http://www.comptia.org/pressroom/get...tem.asp?id=446
 
Old 06-12-2004, 06:19 PM   #8
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aah i see thanks a lot for that info, do you know when any book for the newer LPI will be/is out? kinda be werid to have the new courses out and no book for learning the material though you can research everything and learn it on your own I suppose
 
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No idea, but the revised level 1 tests came out March 2003, so would have to be a book published fairly recently. The level 2 tests haven't changed since 2001 though, go figure.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 09:24 PM   #10
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oh ok yeah ive checked out a lot/all the books on lpic most date back to 2000/2001 i dont think there are any really recent ones although i believe they said on there site the adviorsy council is coming out with newer versions, dont quote me on that though they said something like that, ive also looked at online training courses for the exam prep seeing if any are really recent or not im on that right now
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:26 PM   #11
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Linux+ Certification Bible

Greetings:

Has anyone tried "Linux+ Certification Bible" by Trevor Kay?

I'd like to take the exam in the next month and I'm considering this book to prepare for the test. I just wanted to know if anyone has used the book.

I already have "Linux+ In Depth", but I think that I should probably use more than one book to prepare for the exam just to make sure I'm not missing something before I take the plunge and spend the $200 to take the exam.

Sincerely,
Jeff Keil

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Old 06-23-2004, 08:06 PM   #12
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Re: Linux+ Certification Bible

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Originally posted by keilj
Has anyone tried "Linux+ Certification Bible" by Trevor Kay?
i read this book along with the sybex linux + study guide to prep for the Linux + exam.

i liked the book, i thought it was good.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 12:41 PM   #13
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With the change in Linux+ coming in the 4th quarter, the current books for the Linux+ cert are dirt cheap. I am using "Linux+ Certification Study Guide" by Drew Bird and Mike Harwood. The book portion works in Linux but the testing portion does not. (what a pain in arse), does make it easy to open a terminal and experiment with the command lines. Just kinda a walk-through while I wait for the new material.
 
  


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