Linux Academy is it worth it to subscribe?

zodiarkzodiark Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi guys, newbie question here.

I'm planning to start my Linux Essentials to RHCSA study.

My question is, is the Linux Academy subscription worth it to subscribe for?

What I have right now was the free 2 months subscription courtesy of Microsoft Visual Studios, but it's lacking the Hands-On library which I think is the best feature of the site.

What I can see is 1 month and 1 year subscription, do they have 3 months or 6 months type?

Thanks :D

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I think it's worth it.
    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
  • jonenojoneno Posts: 257Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yup...I got in during Black Friday. Good videos.
  • zodiarkzodiark Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I really wish they have subtitles on their videos.
  • srocky26srocky26 Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    It's definitely worth it IMO. The videos are great and the hands on labs really help solidify the information. They also let you spin up up to six linux machines for your studies.

    I've used it to pass Linux+, Azure, and AWS certs. I've started studying some of the docker videos and will move onto Google cloud soon.

    I had let my subscription lapse for most of the last year and renewed in October. When I went to cancel they offered me another two months for free.
  • zodiarkzodiark Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Guess I will subscribe then.

    Thanks for the replies guys

    More power!
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 889Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I don't recommend Linux Academy and I know I'm in the minority to state that.

    In my opinion, they do not put enough effort into curating their content to keep it 100% typo and syntax error-free as well as current for the latest exams. I'd expect imperfect material somewhere such as Youtube, but then I don't pay Youtube $30 per month.

    They seem more like 80% correct and up to date, which to me is unacceptable for the price.
    Obtained: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | CySA+ | PenTest+ | CAPM | eJPT | CCNA R&S | CCNA CyberOps | GCIH | LFCS
    2018: Virtual Hacking Labs
    2019: eCPPT &/or OSCP | CISSP
  • zodiarkzodiark Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    What Linux Academy differs from other training sites is, they have a cloud based lab that you can access through web browser or VNC, which I think is handy specially for me, since most of the time I'll be training in our office.

    Any others training sites that offer this feature? Thanks
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    zodiark wrote: »
    I really wish they have subtitles on their videos.

    So do I.
    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
  • duta74duta74 Posts: 143Member
    zodiark wrote: »
    What Linux Academy differs from other training sites is, they have a cloud based lab that you can access through web browser or VNC, which I think is handy specially for me, since most of the time I'll be training in our office.

    Any others training sites that offer this feature? Thanks
    itpro.tv via PracticeLabs and CBTnuggets have something like that, but with much higher price.

    For me these servers are not an advantage, I can create them in my virtual environment.
    Real advantage for me, for what I subscribed, are Azure and AWS Hands on Labs, that I did not see no other one which comes with subscription. For example, on Opsgility such Labs comes with additional credit.

    Also latest courses they improved quality.
  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Posts: 1,118Member
    What I like about Linux Academy is that you can spin up all of those RHEL7 VMs to prepare for either RHCSA/RHCE. Most of the time, they will spin up and tear down quickly. Al thought there have been times, when I've had to tear down 6 VMs and tried to bring up six more and wasn't able to do it. I've tried to log out and log back in after clearing cache on the browser and still had issue.

    If you have a tech issue, their support is pretty quick to reply and will work thru the issue until its resolved.

    The only thing I don't like is that they don't keep their content up to date and some of the pdfs they have that are related to coursework have misspellings and grammatical errors. I think perhaps its just to hard to keep up with all of the changes.
    ***Freedom of Speech, Just Watch What You Say*** Example, Beware of CompTIA Certs (Deleted From Google Cached)

    "Its easier to deceive the masses then to convince the masses that they have been deceived."
    -unknown
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 889Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    JockVSJock wrote: »
    What I like about Linux Academy is that you can spin up all of those RHEL7 VMs to prepare for either RHCSA/RHCE. Most of the time, they will spin up and tear down quickly. Al thought there have been times, when I've had to tear down 6 VMs and tried to bring up six more and wasn't able to do it. I've tried to log out and log back in after clearing cache on the browser and still had issue. If you have a tech issue, their support is pretty quick to reply and will work thru the issue until its resolved.The only thing I don't like is that they don't keep their content up to date and some of the pdfs they have that are related to coursework have misspellings and grammatical errors. I think perhaps its just to hard to keep up with all of the changes.
    I made 5 "base-image" vms which I then clone and delete as desired. They each have 5 individual static IP addresses, each an extra unformatted 2.2GB partition to use in playing around with fdisk/gdisk, and each have my public SSH key for the host imported for easy SSHing in. It takes 1-2 minutes to delete and clone one. I usually don't need more than 1 or 2 at a time.Screen shot attached.
    Obtained: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | CySA+ | PenTest+ | CAPM | eJPT | CCNA R&S | CCNA CyberOps | GCIH | LFCS
    2018: Virtual Hacking Labs
    2019: eCPPT &/or OSCP | CISSP
  • /pub/beer//pub/beer/ Posts: 67Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I used them to try to refresh my RHCE and my biggest complaint was the instructor (Terry) speech patterns. I'm sure he's a great guy and super smart, but I found that it was hard to stay engaged.

    I may go back for non-RHCE related training in 2018 if I have room in my training budget. But at that point, the Linux Foundation has some coursework that may rank higher for me.
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  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Posts: 1,118Member
    I've seen options where you can speed up the audio/video of the video...I've not done this myself, however I've read about others who are trying to "hack" their learning and some report success with this.

    IMO, Terry is pretty good when it comes to troubleshooting issues with various labs. That guy doesn't quit.
    /pub/beer/ wrote: »
    I used them to try to refresh my RHCE and my biggest complaint was the instructor (Terry) speech patterns. I'm sure he's a great guy and super smart, but I found that it was hard to stay engaged.
    ***Freedom of Speech, Just Watch What You Say*** Example, Beware of CompTIA Certs (Deleted From Google Cached)

    "Its easier to deceive the masses then to convince the masses that they have been deceived."
    -unknown
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I personally always listen to training videos and podcasts at faster speeds. Especially for podcasts, getting through 2 episodes in an hour as opposed to 1 is always great.
    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
  • DntH8MeDntH8Me Member Posts: 68Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just pony up and get the 1 year subscription (I just renewed for 201icon_cool.gif the amount of information on the site cannot be gone through in 1 month or 3-6 months. I believe I first signed up in 2014 and they just continue to add more content.
    2019 Certification Goals: ​CEH | PenText + | CISM? | stop procrastinating
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