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Old 11-03-2007, 09:22 AM   #1
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Which LPI 101 book is up-to-date, covers all objectives and passed the LPI ATM?

I am interested in participating to the LPI 101 (and later on 102) exam but I am having a hard time finding the right study material for the LPI 101 exam.

Most LPI books seem to be outdated, don't cover all objectives (incomplete) or simply don't go in to details.

Which brings me to the following question: Which LPI 101 book is up-to-date, covers all LPI objectives and passed the LPI ATM?

(It would also be nice if the book had a "Tasks and Sample Questions" for every chapter just to check if you really understand the studied material.)
Old 11-04-2007, 12:59 AM   #2
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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition (O'Reilly copyright July 2006) would be my recommendation as one good book resource.

Funny thing is the LPI site has the first edition of this book from 2001 listed.. Guess LPI needs to update their list of books and resources.. Just emailed LPI with a suggestion to update that listing.. heh

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Old 11-04-2007, 05:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply farslayer,

I read the user reviews of the 'LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell' book on the Amazon website. There are many positive replies, however it seems that it doesn't fully cover the objectives (though, the reviews are from 2001). Because of this reason, I would like to buy another book next to the O'reilly book. Which book would you recommend me to read?

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Old 11-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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More than books

Exam Cram 2, and the Cybex book are good. O'Reilly has a ton of questions; Exam Cram2 had the most difficult test questions, IMHO.

However, more than books, nothing beats sitting down at a test system that you can afford to lose at anytime, not the system you just got set up and is doing everything you want.

As most books will tell you, the actual exams are nothing like the practice exams. The best way to pass the exams is become saturated with the material. For me, typing out commands, creating users and altering their shells and permissions on a test machine, trying to build a kernel, and so
on was the only way I could absorb the material.

Others have told me the best way to learn linux is get hold of GenToo or Linux from Scratch and begin at the very beginning. That is build an OS from a live disk, add only the hardware support you need, and build a linux system from the ground up. This makes your exam learning experience -- assuming you have a full-time job -- last a long time and consume your social life.

I started last January, and passed the second LPIC-1 exam in August.



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