Best Linux+ CBT? Want To Learn Linux.

ZzBloopzZZzBloopzZ Posts: 192Member
Hello,

I do not plan to take the Linux+ exam, however I researched and looks like a great "crash course" into Linux. I have been using Unix for 3 years now (on occasion), so somewhat familiar but have made it a mission to learn Linux inside out, starting from foundations/basics in case I missed something.

What is a good CBT program in terms of learning/content? I see programs from CBT Nuggets, VTC and LinuxAcademy.

Thanks!

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    LinuxAcademy.
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  • cowillcowill ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 93Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I've used L.A. & CBT.....

    Linux Academy is SUPER Thorough......I passed my examine last month and I still find myself going through the course to firm up on real world concepts (i.e. Bash Scripting). However, I would not use this if I was on a strict time line and I want to pass the exam within two months or so. Each topic has like 2-5 videos per........

    CBT Nuggets is good to pass the exam with. Short and concise, in line with the objectives.....etc I wouldn't want to use this just to learn Linux tho.
  • hannismhannism Posts: 112Member
    I'm watching the Linux Essentials CBT from Shawn Powers at the moment. I'm close to half way through the material. It does start slow, but it does pick up.

    I feel confident that after watching and learning the material presented, I will have a serviceable base to start my journey toward completing the Linux+.

    I can't vouch for the LinuxAcademy, although I will probably subscribe to it after I finish the videos I already have.
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  • ivandavidsivandavids ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 50Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I've just recently signed up for a 1yr subscription at Linux Academy and they are awesome. The community is very helpful as well. Money well spent
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 1,899Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Linux Academy is awesome! They have put a lot into what they're doing to make it easier for people to learn. I really appreciate what they've done so far.
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  • ZzBloopzZZzBloopzZ Posts: 192Member
    hannism wrote: »
    I'm watching the Linux Essentials CBT from Shawn Powers at the moment. I'm close to half way through the material. It does start slow, but it does pick up.

    I feel confident that after watching and learning the material presented, I will have a serviceable base to start my journey toward completing the Linux+.

    I just finished the CBT Nuggets Linux Essentials course by Shawn Powers. I must say, he is one of the most entertaining/fun teachers I have ever watched! It was slow in the beginning but then picked up as you stated. I just watched 2 hours each day after work and finished it across 3 days since it is just a 6.5 hour course.

    Even though I have used Linux for work and other projects occasionally over the last 8 years, my foundational knowledge was lacking. This course helped tremendously with filling those small missing gaps and also was a great refresher! I am surprised Shawn Powers is not mentioned as much on here. Next week I plan to go through his Linux+ prep course which is 14.5 hours long. After that I will jump into the AWS videos by Linux Academy since we use AWS at work. I possibly may shoot for an AWS cert or two if I see the ROI.

    I am surprised how much I am enjoying this journey of FINALLY properly learning Linux. I am seriously all giddy like a kid in a candy store. I "almost" want to take the Linux+ just for fun but can't justify $400 although I do like that the cert does not expire. I would have done RHCSA for fun but I don't want to deal with renewing certs unless it is something that would really help me in the Security sector like the CISSP.

    Thanks for the recommendation friend!
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