Linux+ certification

c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi all,

I am studying towards the Linux+ certification LX0-101 and 102 before 08/15. Can someone recommend which linux version i can use for practice toward my exam. Thanks in advance. icon_study.gif

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    CentOS 6.
    Ubuntu LTS (Or Debian).
    Play around with OpenSUSE for a day or 2.

    I'd recommend staying on the CLI s much as possible, but be aware that ~ 8% of the 2nd exam is on GUI config.

    To generally learn Linux, outside of the exam topics, I'd recommend trying Linux Mint as your main OS.
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  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the quick respond...i will download Linux Mint. Thanks again..
  • teancum144teancum144 Posts: 229Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    According to the All-In-One exam guide by Robb Tracy, you need to be familiar with the following three classes of distributions:
    • Debian based: e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, etc.
    • Red Hat based: e.g. CentOS, Fedora, RHEL, etc.
    • Slackware based: e.g. OpenSUSE, Slackware, etc.
    I installed Oracle's VirtualBox (free) on a 32-bit ThinkPad laptop, running Windows 7. For my distributions in each of the categories above, I run the following VirtualBox clients: Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu.

    This works pretty well for me because each distribution is freely available, well-funded and supported by corporate sponsors, mainstream (well-supported by their respective communities), and gives me a good hands-on feel for the differences between these categories of distributions.

    I'm particularly impressed by the Fedora community's support. When I post questions to the Fedora Forum, responses are timely, many, and very informational. The other communities are not as responsive (not as timely and I don't get as many responses) and often the quality is not as good.
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  • Swift6Swift6 RHCSA, LPIC-1, SCA, LINUX+, NETWORK+, CWTS, VCA5-DCV, ZCNP, MCSA, ITIL-F ScotlandPosts: 250Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    teancum144 wrote: »
    According to the All-In-One exam guide by Robb Tracy, you need to be familiar with the following three classes of distributions:
    • Debian based: e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, etc.
    • Red Hat based: e.g. CentOS, Fedora, RHEL, etc.
    • Slackware based: e.g. OpenSUSE, Slackware, etc.
    I installed Oracle's VirtualBox (free) on a 32-bit ThinkPad laptop, running Windows 7. For my distributions in each of the categories above, I run the following VirtualBox clients: Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu.

    This works pretty well for me because each distribution is freely available, well-funded and supported by corporate sponsors, mainstream (well-supported by their respective communities), and gives me a good hands-on feel for the differences between these categories of distributions.

    I'm particularly impressed by the Fedora community's support. When I post questions to the Fedora Forum, responses are timely, many, and very informational. The other communities are not as responsive (not as timely and I don't get as many responses) and often the quality is not as good.

    Could not have put it any better.
  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Posts: 923Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I just recently took the first test. I personally used Ubuntu Server Edition and the base Centos 7, both running in ESXi. The above is accurate as well.
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  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I just recently took the first test. I personally used Ubuntu Server Edition and the base Centos 7, both running in ESXi. The above is accurate as well.

    Thank you..
  • NidzNidz Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    is linux+ the best linux cert so far?
  • bobdmagicbobdmagic Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I recommend Red Hat. Red Hat engineers are in high demand and make a lot of money. Centos is a free version of Red Hat so get a copy of it for a practice lab. You can find access to free training at Free Linux+ Training
  • bobdmagicbobdmagic Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Linux+ is still not that well known in my opinion. If you want a network engineer job look into Red Hat or Suse Novell Certification. Off course you might as well get the Linux+ first as the material overlaps.
  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Posts: 661Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would say Ubuntu server edition and CentOS.

    Good luck!
  • stephenjakimstephenjakim Posts: 20Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm just starting to get into Linux, about 2 weeks in just messing with the OS/gui and some command like stuff. I have installed CentOS 7 dual boot on my second desktop (still keeping windows 7 on my main desktop as I need it), and Mint on my 2 laptops and going only Linux on there. I wanted to go both sides to see the differences between both but I think I might put back CentOS on my main laptop to get more used to using that as I plan to go Linux+ and then RHCSA for my cert after.
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