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Old 01-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Talking looking for online linux training, preferably free or cheep


New to LinixQuestions.org, first post suggested, so here it is!
 
Old 01-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hi RJS1111111,

Welcome to LQ!!!

I don't want to be rude but if you would have posted this on google then you would have got a reply immediately :-)

You said that you want linux training but you did not mention if you are looking for general training or distribution specific.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Here's the method I personally used to learn Linux for free online:

1. Read the official documentation for my distro of choice. (What's yours, by the way? Ubuntu/Mint/Red Hat/Debian/Slackware/etc?)

2. Joined the forums for that distro. Whenever I read somebody's question/problem and the topic was of interest to me, I did some research (see #1) and tried my best to answer their question.

The advantage to #1 is that the answers are usually correct and the advantage to #2 is that it made me feel helpful to others and therefore part of the Linux community.

If you are going for a specific type of training (like passing your RHCSA) then learning how to ask specific questions will serve you well in your future career.

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #4
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You said that you want linux training but you did not mention if you are looking for general training or distribution specific.
Primarily I am looking for general Linux developer training and experience to help qualify me for a job change if and when that becomes necessary due to budget cuts.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Here's the method I personally used to learn Linux for free online:

1. Read the official documentation for my distro of choice. (What's yours, by the way? Ubuntu/Mint/Red Hat/Debian/Slackware/etc?)

2. Joined the forums for that distro. Whenever I read somebody's question/problem and the topic was of interest to me, I did some research (see #1) and tried my best to answer their question.

The advantage to #1 is that the answers are usually correct and the advantage to #2 is that it made me feel helpful to others and therefore part of the Linux community.

If you are going for a specific type of training (like passing your RHCSA) then learning how to ask specific questions will serve you well in your future career.
1. At home, my two oldest sons have gravitated toward Ubuntu, and they have more or less taken me along for the ride. For us it has become a viable Windows replacement.

For a future job, I'm guessing that Red Hat probably has the most market traction, at least currently.

2. True enough, my first newbie post here is not a specific question, since I do not yet have a clear idea of what types of training I might need. For example, Red Hat would like to sell all manner of training to me or to my employer, but I would first have to know enough to appreciate its potential value. They have a skills assessment quiz online, which I have taken in the past. When I tried it again recently, the quiz would not allow me to progress past the first question!
 
Old 01-23-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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As you mentioned, you are:

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looking for general Linux developer training and experience to help qualify me for a job change
then checkout this link which gives you help needed for Linux software certification exams, such as the RHCE, and many computer training courses: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:53 AM   #7
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As I can understand from your post you want to learn linux so that in future you can easily switch over to linux if required. Basically we are talking about putting a skill set in resume.

If you are looking for developer courses then there are different streams in that. Which one you want to get in?

If you are looking for server administration courses then there are many like RHCSA, RHCE, NCLP, NCLE etc.

You have to take a call which way you want to go. Thing that will remain common in both is goodknowledge of linux basics. I would suggest you to install a distribution of your choice as VM and play around with it for a while and then opt for suitable training.
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #8
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1. At home, my two oldest sons have gravitated toward Ubuntu, and they have more or less taken me along for the ride. For us it has become a viable Windows replacement.
Seems fair enough, but it doesn't really point towards any particular training needs.

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For a future job, I'm guessing that Red Hat probably has the most market traction, at least currently.
In the US, Red Hat seems like the clear leader, in the enterprise space. Now, not everything is the 'enterprise space' and outside the US it is probably less clear, but if your target is to know what is often used in the enterprise space, then RH is probably the best bet...

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2. True enough, my first newbie post here is not a specific question, since I do not yet have a clear idea of what types of training I might need. For example, Red Hat would like to sell all manner of training to me or to my employer, but I would first have to know enough to appreciate its potential value. They have a skills assessment quiz online, which I have taken in the past. When I tried it again recently, the quiz would not allow me to progress past the first question!
...hmmm, but really I'd suggest a different algorithm;
  • Select a problem that you would like to solve
  • Plan how to solve it
  • Make mistakes
  • Understand the solution to the problem and try to generalise to more general learning
  • Repeat, possibly with something a little more complex

I'll just point out that you might get some encouragement in this general direction from the linuxhomenetworking site mentioned earlier (or the accompanying book), although it does tend to be 'networking only' and you may be thinking of a non-networking project.

Only then, when you have done a bit of problem solving yourself, really will you get full value from training, because you'll want to put the 'dry' training into perspective of how things go in the real world.

If you only want something to put on your CV, fine, but when you get to the interview, they'll want more than just certs.
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #9
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It also partly depends on your current ability.
If you are not very familiar with the cmd line, start here
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:24 AM   #10
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Cool

Thanks, all, for your replies.

I moved to the Ubuntu computer and took the Red Hat skills assessment again, and it worked!

It says that I have a "Deep Understanding" of the command shell. Did not know that...
 
Old 01-25-2012, 02:33 AM   #11
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Woah that's great.
 
  


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