Linux+ Help needed

sticks1989sticks1989 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
I am relatively new working with Linux. I am studying for my Linux+ certification and currently working from the Robb Tracy Cert book. The frustrating thing is the lack of labs available to help cement what I am studying. All I feel like I am doing is just taking notes. I want to be able to apply what the book is teaching. I have different flavors of Linux set up in my home lab that I have been working with. My question to everyone is do they have any suggestions on what else i can use to help prepare for the exam?

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  • 5ekurity5ekurity Member Posts: 346 ■■■□□□□□□□
    LinuxAcademy has been a big help for me thus far.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I've been wondering the same thing to be honest - any Linux labs that people would recommend.

    But at the same time, currently everything I'm learning about Linux I test out.
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  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    If you watch the Urban Penguin videos you can open up a notepad or word doc and just copy what he's typing and then you'll have labs to work with.
  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    I've been wondering the same thing to be honest - any Linux labs that people would recommend.

    But at the same time, currently everything I'm learning about Linux I test out.

    Try danscourses if you are using testout.

    Linux Fundamentals

    If you have the money I'd definitely go with Linux academy though. They have excellent training.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Oh, I meant it as "try out" I guess. Not that I use Testout. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
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  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    Haha no worries mate. I should read things a little more carefully!
  • SouljackerSouljacker A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+, Project+, CCNA Route and Switch, CCNA Security Poconos PAMember Posts: 112 ■■■□□□□□□□
    My only suggestion is to actually use a linux system in your day to day. Go cold turkey from Windows, use WINE if necessary for any programs you absolutely can't live without, and perform all your daily tasks on a linux machine. Unless you are a system admin that works with servers all day, you are going to have huge gaps in knowledge with just book study. Reinforcement with an actual system that you put together from the ground up and know how to use is an invaluable experience. I recommend using a pure linux distro such as Debian rather than Ubuntu and Centos for the red hat side. You'd be surprised how much you will learn by just trying to force the machine into performing for your daily activities.
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Member Posts: 549
    5ekurity wrote: »
    LinuxAcademy has been a big help for me thus far.

    I support Red Hat on a daily basis. I have been around Linux for a long time, but none of it has been Debian flavored. I signed up for the Linux Academy through:

    Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere | Udemy

    I took advantage of one of their many discount offers. Recently I have been instructed to get my Sec+ CE and Linux+. I finished off the requirements for Sec+ CE, now I am on to Linux+. I have been supporting RH here for a year and a half, but all of a sudden I need this cert. Anyway, I am going through the Linux Academy stuff. The Debian Based Package Management will be helpfor for the test, but not in my day to day job. We use two OSes here. Red Hat Enterprise Linx 6.5 and Suse running on a Cray. Pretty senseless for me to be forced to learn this, but that is what happens in the DOD environment. Same with Sec+. Most of it was Windows and I don't support Windows, nor do I do anything with wireless or the network. That job belongs to others.
  • vinmannvinmann Registered Users Posts: 5 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi
    I found it a big help to go get virtualbox and install Unbuntu inside the vm so I can play with it. I also like to play with the command to truly understand. I would do the man page of various commands and then do various switches to see what they do.

    I am also a fan of professor messer info/videos.
    The best I could add was find sample tests to go over.
  • jrel209jrel209 Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thought I'd post here since I'm going to begin C220/1 @ WGU starting Nov 1. and it may be helpful for others asking general Linux Help.

    I was wondering if you guys recommend investing into a cheap Linux box to fully grasp the linux CLI? Because, atm all my experience has been in class about a couple of years ago. I don't know how much I'd retain just reading a book and doing small labs via the WGU coursework.

    Or, would you guys recommend just using a bootup distro (flash / DVD) on my notebook?...
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Just run linux in a VM, no need to have a separate box. Plus, you can tank it by modifying the fstab, rm -rf /, and a variety of other things with the comfort of knowing you can rollback via snapshots/backups.
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Member Posts: 549
    Udemy is offering courses at 70% off again. You can take the Linux Academy classes through Udemy:

    https://www.udemy.com/
  • CagePotanCagePotan Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Here is a site that follows the Linux+ curriculum, it might help you: Free Linux/Unix tutorial for beginners. Learn Linux commands.
  • MillhouseManaStormMillhouseManaStorm Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Just joined Linux Academy. I like it more than the Testout videos. Just wish I could find a good Linux+ book icon_sad.gif
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sybex has a good book for the Linux+. You may want to wait though. They are updating to a newer version of their book fairly soon. Also the same publisher as Mike Myers A+ books also has a Linux+ book.
  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Souljacker wrote: »
    My only suggestion is to actually use a linux system in your day to day. Go cold turkey from Windows, use WINE if necessary for any programs you absolutely can't live without, and perform all your daily tasks on a linux machine. Unless you are a system admin that works with servers all day, you are going to have huge gaps in knowledge with just book study.

    This is true, I installed Linux in a laptop I was not using and make it work right gave me a lot of experience, it is good in a daily basics.
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  • jasonincognitojasonincognito Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Just picked up the Linux Academy LXO-101 course through Udemy for $10. Not sure how long this deal will last...

    https://www.udemy.com/courses/?pmValue=1
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  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■□□□□□□
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