Complete Linux noob

TPowellTPowell Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
Just passed my Sec+ last week and want to get started on my Linux+. I would love to eventually land in a SysAdmin type position. I've worked in IT in general helpdesk and some jr admin work the past 3.5 years. My only knowledge of Linux is the next to nothing that was included in my Sec+ studying. I would prefer to have a paperback book to start learning out of to start and then try some practice material online to test my knowledge. Can someone recommend a good and thorough book to help me pass the Linux+ AND get a solid foundation in Linux because I have nothing as of now. Thanks!


  • Node ManNode Man Member Posts: 668 ■■■□□□□□□□
    The best thing I did to jump start my Linux path was set up a computer with CentOS.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I cannot say enough good things about Linux Academy. It is inexpensive (you can go by the month) and you can gorge yourself on Linux content including practical labs.

    Another thing you could do is to replicate your knowledge of how to do certain tasks in Windows, and do the same in CentOS. For example, how to configure network adapters for static vs dynamic IP address, how to set up a file server, DNS server, etc.
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  • p@r0tuXus[email protected] Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You asked for a book and here's one I just picked up cheap...
    Completed: ITIL-F, A+, S+, CCENT, CCNA R|S
    In Progress: Linux+/LPIC-1, Python, Bash
    Upcoming: eJPT, C|EH, CSA+, CCNA-Sec, PA-ACE
  • jcundiffjcundiff Member Posts: 486 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You asked for a book and here's one I just picked up cheap...

    This is what I am using to supplement the uCertify WGU course. excellent book
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  • PocketLumberjackPocketLumberjack Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    You asked for a book and here's one I just picked up cheap...

    Great book! But I haven't taken Linux+ so I don't know how well it translates to the exam.
    Learn some thing new every day, but don’t forget to review things you know.
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