Server+ or Linux+ first?

Mike-MikeMike-Mike Member Posts: 1,860
After failing the CASP, I need to brush up on my knowledge of Linux, and probably servers too. So I was probably going to take both Linux+ and Server+

for those that have taken both, should I take one before the other?
Currently Working On

CWTS, then WireShark


  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Microsoft USAMember Posts: 884 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I don't think there's a lot of Linux material in the Server+ track. If you are going for more Linux knowledge, studying for Linux+/LPIC is a better bet.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    What exactly about servers do you need to know?
    You might be able to just learn that material and skip the Server+ exam.
    Goals for 2018:
    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
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • User2097User2097 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I would still say go for Linux+, but what help you understand servers better is going for the Microsoft Server certs. I haven't really seen much advertised for Server+ (which is why I skipped and went for an MSCA). Understanding some light VMWare and any cloud certs is useful for servers... depending on where your trying to go with this.
    Cert Goals: CISSP-ISSAP (May 2016) | CISM (2016) | GSEC (2016) | OSCP (2017)
    College: MBA Project Management (2012) | Bachelors IT Management (2010)
    Experience: Cyber Security, Information Assurance, and IT Management Officer
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    It hasn't helped me one bit finding job opportunities and its focused on the hardware side of things (its also a worthless certification). Linux + is an operating system based certification, so go with that.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Skip the Server+
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Member Posts: 1,860
    alright, looks like I'm going to check out Linux+
    Currently Working On

    CWTS, then WireShark
  • hannismhannism Member Posts: 112
    Linux+. If you understand the material, you'll be on your way to administrating Linux servers.
    Obtained: CompTIA Linux+ [X] CompTIA Security + [X] CCENT [X] CCNA: Routing and Switching [X] CCNA: Security [X] CCNA: Wireless [X] Linux Server Professional (LPIC-1) [X] SUSE Certified Linux Administrator [X]
    Currently studying: Red Hat Certified System Administrator > Red Hat Certified System Engineer > CISSP
Sign In or Register to comment.