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.
OfWolfAndMan wrote: »
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.