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Old 01-03-2003, 09:35 PM   #1
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Linux Certification

where would i get information on linux certifications? I have done searches on google and nothing solid, of course i havent spent all that much time looking. I guess i am looking for what all i need to know to pass the exams, and information about the exams as well. Nothing distro specific tho like the Red Hat one. Thanks!
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The Linux Bible on Linux+. I saw it at a Booksamillion.
Old 01-04-2003, 02:17 AM   #3
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Check out either LPI, SAIR or Comptia+ Certifications. Probably the most recognized one right now or most popular one is the LPI though.

Can't remember the Comptia+'s website.
Old 01-04-2003, 10:28 AM   #4
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Thats perfect, the LPI site was just what i was looking for...
Old 02-13-2003, 12:36 PM   #5
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I passed LPI101 today.

Yeah, three things:

1. Check your exams' current objectives very carefully. Are you sure you're looking at the right exam? Are you registered to take the beta or the new release?

2. There are a lot of ambiguous questions in the exam, like "What could you do to ... ", "What might be the best way of ... " and "What is the most likely cause of ... ". Personally I find these questions intensely frustrating. As with most multichoice questions, there's two wrong answers and two very likely answers. When you see a question like this stick absolutely to what you know.

3. If the first time you see a command with a funny switch is in the exam, like rpm -b then that's because it doesn't exist. Sounds obvious but sometimes I doubt my understanding of arcane switches which you never use.

I got 620 of a possible 640 which I'm very happy with.


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Thanks for the links, I've been wanting to check out how to get certified (not that I'm at that level yet). My dad, for some reason, keeps bugging me to get certified...
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Linux+ Certification

I see your flavor is Slackware. You may want to go look at a generic certification called Comptia Linux+. Go to the Comptia site. The questions were very RH and RPM based, with some generic Qs. Lots of questions on hardware?

The good news is I passed it with ease with generic Linux knowledge. There are two books and four add on chapters to study if you want.

Start with the four chapters at Link on front page. I made these documents after taking the exam because the information on these four documents are the direct test type questions that I remember from the exam. Other questions on the exam were straight forward, except for these topics I wrote about.


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