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Old 03-27-2017, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hello to everyone!! I am currently looking for a Linux tutor in the Colorado springs area?


I am just starting my Linux journey and need professional and academic assistance. I am serious about eventually getting my certification. Do you know of someone that can or will assist in the Colorado Springs area. Thank you in advance.

LJ
 
Old 03-27-2017, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hi lewis773 and welcome to LQ.

Perhaps you can search to see if there are any Linux User Groups (LUG) local to the CO Springs area.

There is a forum here to cover LUGs, however I've not used it much.

Best of luck and I do hope you can find the guidance you're looking for.
 
Old 03-27-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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I am just starting my Linux journey and need professional and academic assistance. I am serious about eventually getting my certification. Do you know of someone that can or will assist in the Colorado Springs area. Thank you in advance.
Hello and welcome to the forum

Since I don't live there, I don't know of anyone personally but in line with what rtmistler has suggested, perhaps this group might be of help.

Regards...
 
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:18 PM   #4
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If the LUG don't pan out, you can learn linux certification via distant learning @ https://linuxacademy.com/
 
Old 03-27-2017, 05:39 PM   #5
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To complement what SDRGut said there are courses available at UDEMY as well. One of the best ways to learn too, is to just install it on a spare PC or VM and just dive in
 
Old 03-27-2017, 05:43 PM   #6
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Wonder if the local community college has any courses for cheap?
 
Old 03-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #7
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There appears to be an active LUG in Denver that also serves Colorado Springs. http://denlug.net/meetings.html
 
Old 03-27-2017, 11:01 PM   #8
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An LQ 'Blog' -might- be useful here, as something between posting 'unnecessary' questions and 'live chat' (IRC).

I've thought of posting a Blog about bullet-points on studying Linux (tho, yes, there's TONS already on the 'net)

-You- could start your Blog by listing what you know & -specific- topics you want/need first!

Here's my 'start' (semi 'for' you!): http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...ru-cert-37365/

Give it a 'try' -IF- you want!

You/anyone can add comments (which can be questions, and all can be edited/deleted!);
'useful' stuff can maybe/eventually be added to LQwiki or another Blog, and 'good unsolved' questions can be posted to Forums as usual. Only 'subscribers' will be 'disturbed' with notification of new -comments- (as opposed to normal Forum flow [NewPosts/LQspy]).

Best wishes... Welcome to LQ! Looking forward to hearing back from you!
 
Old 03-28-2017, 10:26 AM   #9
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You may be surprised how far you can get by being self taught. I have run linux almost exclusively for a few years now, landed a job as an entry level systems admin without a cert of any kind. Best paying job I ever had. Had to leave it for personal reasons but the point is, certs don't guarantee experience nor do they guarantee you a job at all. Actual hands on experience is far more valuable to themn than a piece of paper saying you finished a 2 month class or whatever.
 
Old 04-05-2017, 06:40 PM   #10
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Hey Guys

I appreciate all the good advice. I will look at Udemy. I will look into everything that was suggested. I have downloaded and installed Fedora in virtual box all I need is a step by step book and I can do self study. Linux is a serious and powerful platform and I want to approach it in that manner.
 
Old 04-05-2017, 07:37 PM   #11
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I appreciate all the good advice. I will look at Udemy. I will look into everything that was suggested. I have downloaded and installed Fedora in virtual box all I need is a step by step book and I can do self study. Linux is a serious and powerful platform and I want to approach it in that manner.
If you go the udemy route, they have some free linux courses. I also use udemy for some courses too and not just for linux.

Here is a tip, don't pay full price on udemy courses. Udemy always has special promos that runs for days. And you can get courses for $10 to $20 dollars instead of the full price. Udemy runs these promos many times.

I paid $10 for a $200 linux admin course when they ran their promos.

Last edited by TobyV; 04-05-2017 at 07:44 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2017, 07:52 PM   #12
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A step by step Linux book would 40 volumes. I'd start with coreutils. There is also a command called apropos that can help you get around. I used to use it when I used a dialup UNIX shell to get online, before web browsers and search engines.
 
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A step by step Linux book would 40 volumes. I'd start with coreutils. There is also a command called apropos that can help you get around. I used to use it when I used a dialup UNIX shell to get online, before web browsers and search engines.
I used dailup too back in the day. It was a US robotics 56k modem. I used the mosaic web browser in red hat linux. As for linux distros, I spend hundreds because I bought them in computers stores like compusa. Each distro package cost between $30 to $50?

I wasn't going to download a linux distro on a very slow 56k modem :-]
 
Old 04-05-2017, 09:59 PM   #14
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I appreciate all the good advice.
You're welcome

Regards...
 
Old 04-06-2017, 12:42 AM   #15
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>"[Fedora in VBox;] all I need is a step by step book and I can do self study."

Even before Amazon delivers LinuxBible9thEd j/k, grab a Terminal (or Ctrl+Alt+F2)
and start trying the 'most basic' commands (as non-root user), like in myBlogForYou

Start slowly&patiently, 'playing' with the options (switches&arguments) on basics,
and web-research each, exploring the Unix concepts relevant to each.
Jump-in & experiment, like you did with getting Fedora running! Best wishes!
p.s. feel free to write about your progress, and any 'confusions' that web-crawling doesn't solve!
 
  


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