Linux+ liftoff

OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
So after finishing up another course at WGU today, I have finally encountered the first of two linux courses, the Lx0-101. While I didn't really have much of any tracking on previous courses (Most of them were pretty straightforward), I feel this one will be a little more challenging and fun, and I found it worthy of keeping track of progress. I have really been looking forward to taking this course and am excited to jump in the command line as python has had me excited lately. Here are my study materials:

-WGU supplied stuff
-Udemy Linux Academy vids (They never had a discount on these, even during their $19 courses sales, until one black friday. I barely caught it too)
-The Linux Command Line: A complete introduction (I've already read through some of this one before as I had to get familiar with some commands, but nothing crazy)

I'll be watching the Linux Academy vids for now until I get my command line book tomorrow :D. Then it's massive note taking and flash cards!

-Note taking will be done in one note. I will share my one note journal later when I have something in it :)
-For flashcards, I will use the flashcard hero app (Apple exclusive) and will share those later as well as soon as I have some developed.

For now, it's off into the command line for me!
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  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Member Posts: 564 ■■■■□□□□□□
    https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-linux-linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-2#.VPk-xPmoq-0

    Here is a link to another free linux resource that may assist you, there are also LPIC-1 official pdfs somewhere on there site, but I can't find the link at this time.

    Best of luck on your Linux+ certification exams/WGU Courses!
  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    i felt the linux academy videos were pretty good. also, infinite skills redhat/ubuntu videos helped me as well as the ituonline course on linux+. my main text was the sybex book and their flashcards and practice exam.

    good luck!
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I just subscribed to Linux Academy for a month, just to see what they have, along with the free servers which I can directly SSH into. I also have been signed up with edx's stuff for a couple of months but went through some of it awhile back and never touched it after like a week. However, after playing with a VM on my Macbook, I was able to remote in directly after installing openssh server, so I will be installing a couple of VMs on my home ESXi server, as I can VPN into my home network and access the VMs directly. Been taking notes on Onenote lately, and have completed the first section of the Udemy videos. Going through the rest of the exercises now. Been busy lately as I just started the new job and there will be a lot to learn in the weeks to come. Getting ready for a network migration of a several hundred node network (Two thirds of it that is) along with a large number of APs. Gonna be getting up to speed really quick. I see many energy drinks and coffee in my near future... :D I'll check in end of next week.
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sounds like you've been busy! APs are tough to deploy; make sure you account for attenuation when the room is full of people. Good luck!
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Got an Ubuntu and Centos VM up and running and ESXi. Had to configure a banner for both of them because I like a cool banner (I remember one time someone thought it was funny configuring a banner of the bat signal on the Cisco CLI. Good times). Finished up most of the package management stuff, even though I already knew most of it from previous experience (Never used dpkg though).

    Also, just because I don't feel like remembering the IP of each VM, I looked up how to configure the hostname permanently so I can ssh via hostname. Also statically configured both IPs as all of my ESXi VMs are running static.
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It's another week, and I've made some decent progress in both the book (Finished around 120 pages), and am through about a third of the Udemy videos. I got to learn about the awesome vi, some cool pipe commands I didn't know before, lots about file permissions, and even though it's not a part of the material that I know of, I made a banner for both my Centos VM and my Ubuntu VM, just because I like things to look pretty. I will show my Onenote notes next week to display my progress. My goal is to hopefully take this test by the end of April, depending on how crazy work gets.
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  • E_ITE_IT Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Here's a good look to get you started on the basics.

    http://www.cybrary.it/course/comptia-linux-plus/

    I took 101 today - 760 :)

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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It's been awhile since I checked back here. Been busy between work, school, and gym. Just about finished with the material. I'd say I should be ready in about a week. Just going over everything now to see if there's any details I might've missed or certain command structure I may find useful. Most likely will schedule my test for this week or next week depending how I feel come Wednesday.
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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good luck come test time!
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  • GForce75GForce75 Member Posts: 222
    Good luck on the test! The first one is not too bad, the second one was a-bit more challenging. Luckily, you have to only get a 500 to pass, think from 200 to an 800 scale from what i remember.
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The time has come. The moment of truth. I get to take the first test tomorrow. I feel confident I will knock this test on the behind. I'll post scores after the optimistic attempt has been made.
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  • RuminusRuminus Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The time has come. The moment of truth. I get to take the first test tomorrow. I feel confident I will knock this test on the behind. I'll post scores after the optimistic attempt has been made.
    Good luck! You'll do great. Time for your hard work to pay off.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Good luck!
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Whew! i definitely over studied for that one. I got a 780. The multiple choice was pretty straightforward, but I think the fill in the blank was what probably got me. I will definitely say this: knowing syntax, the commands and options and file hierarchy is critical in passing this exam. I'd say my Python experience helped a little bit as well. Onto the LX-102!
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!!

    How did your Python experience help tho?
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    Congrats on the pass!!

    How did your Python experience help tho?

    I felt that having enough understanding for programming syntax and in general helped me read and understand the material quicker than if I hadn't tried learning any programming language at all. Python was my foundation for that.
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  • Swift6Swift6 RHCE, RHCVA, RHCSA, LPIC-2, LPIC-1, SCA, Linux+, Network+, CWTS ScotlandMember Posts: 268 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You can test your knowledge against the exam objectives.
  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    About halfway through the CBT Nuggets videos for LX-102. Learned about SQL, time configuration, some advanced user management features, display managers, profiles and variables, locale (Probably the most boring), and logging. Used the "Linux in a Nutshell" book for reference, along with some googling to add to the mix, and of course occasionally the man pages. I will be posting my notes for both tests after I take the test, so keep your eye out for those. They aren't super detailed, but it's got some good stuff on it, if you can follow along with my syntax that is :D
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It's been awhile since I posted here, but I finally sat the LX-102 yesterday and passed (Only a 650, but it's a pass). I will say this program was very exciting to learn and I look forward to applying it in the real world (Which I have a little bit already).
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  • jamthatjamthat Member Posts: 303 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Are you posting notes?? Not planning on taking the exams but it's always good to have another set of linux notes to refer to
  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats, OfWolfAndMan, great job.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Late response but congrats on the pass! icon_cheers.gif
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  • stephenjakimstephenjakim Member Posts: 20 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Any chance on posting the notes OfWolfAndMan?
  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry for the delay guys. Here's the notes I took. Not everything, but some good info:

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid=67E99F4720ABFE96!172&authkey=!APIDPheHxgZUbyg
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  • christopherleachchristopherleach Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I tried your Link and there is nothing there.. icon_sad.gif
  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just updated the link above. Check it now
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  • christopherleachchristopherleach Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you, I have it now..
  • stephenjakimstephenjakim Member Posts: 20 ■■■□□□□□□□
    thanks so much for notes. just started learning in the Linux field and am really liking it compared to cisco ios and windows. hopefully i'll be able to get my Linux+ by the end of this year
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