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Old 07-05-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Distros for CompTIA Cert?


I am looking to start working toward a CompTIA Linux Certification. Are there any recommended distributions to use to prepare? I know the test covers two different package management systems (DEB and RPM). My preference has been for lightweight distros.

My searches have led me to posts 7 years old or pages that were titled incorrectly. I am over whelmed with the options.

Thank you for any suggestions,
Old 07-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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Well, you're going to need one of each then ...
F14 is rpm based, although the test may be based on an older version. Can you contact them and ask what distros they recommend? Less surprises that way.

BTW may be handy
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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.deb and .rpm are both very simple package managers. Use Fedora for rpm and Debian (or Ubuntu - I recommend Debian) for .deb.

I don't have an answer for your question, but I recommend setting up a double or triple boot with both distros. They are both easy to use and both rpm and deb are very useful.

rpm -ivh packagename.rpm (or yum install packagename)
dpkg -i packagename.deb (or apt-get install packagename)

I don't know if LabSim from has the CompTIA for this, but you can check. They do have Linux+. If you are a student, there are discount codes which will bring the price from $400+ to $69.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:56 AM   #4
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Thanks. It gets over whelming looking at all choices and then reviews of them.



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