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Old 08-24-2015, 05:00 AM   #1
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Linux newbie wanting to learn for certification

I am new to Linux, and I am also wanting to use Linux academy to become certified, I see there is LPIC and Red hat stuff.
So first question is this, should I go for the LPIC certification before I begin anything else? to show I can use Linux, or should I go straight for red hat certification and study for that, basically what is the usefulness of each cert.

Second is which distro is actually the best to learn Linux on, I feel Ubuntu holds your hand a lot, so what would you recommend?

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Old 08-24-2015, 06:52 AM   #2
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I am doing the same thing.

This is my plan...

So I see a lot of companies (the ones i have looked at anyway...) that use Linux, are using Redhat or Fedora. A couple are starting to get in with ubuntu and ubuntu server, but I personally went off Ubuntu when they started replacing desktop icons with advertising (Amazon etc...). yes you may be able to remove them if you are a savant in ubuntu/linus O/S, but I dont know how, and they just got annoying.

Additionally I noticed that a lot of the books, of which I have LPIC1, Linux+ and Linux Bible, and sites out there use syntax which is familiar to the RedHat flavour of Linux.

based on these finding, i have decided to proceed as follows :

1> Linux+/LPI Linux Essentials (It may be simple stuff, but its still stuff that needs to be completely familiar with)
3> Specialize in RedHat and do relevant courses/Exams

During this, I will also be spending time learning the basics of Linux scripting, and Python (which is bundled with RH Linux, and some others I believe)

A good road map here :

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-24-2015, 12:02 PM   #3
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So what distro would you recommend for learning from, Fedora?
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I believe CentOS is the closest you can get to RedHat without paying.
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So what distro would you recommend for learning from, Fedora?
Personally, I'd recommend installing fedora to get the feel of a linux system, then install a distro you have to partially build yourself like archlinux,gentoo,slackware or LFS. For me, gentoo was my learning distro...
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Might I recommend learning Linux before taking a test?


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