Starting to dive into Linux

jah8887jah8887 Posts: 57Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I have tinkered with Linux on and off over my professional career but never anything serious.  Is there any particular flavor of Linux I should use or maybe Ubuntu for studying for the certs?

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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,553Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Honestly, I would use CentOS, since it mirrors the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution.  That would give you a lot of flexibility when studying for certifications.
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  • jah8887jah8887 Posts: 57Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I will look into grabbing the latest CentOS then.  Thanks for the advice!
  • jah8887jah8887 Posts: 57Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sorry to update this older thread but I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Centos both Virtualized on a pc.  Did you have any recommendations of books and or classes etc I should incorporate into my Linux + cert testing?
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,944Mod Mod
    I don't have any recommendations for Linux+, I did RHCE years ago however. Wishing you good luck, and I strongly recommend RHCSA and then RHCE because they're lab based.

    Keep us posted with your progress mate!
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  • Muhammed HMuhammed H Posts: 92Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @UnixGuy ....Off the topic...does RHCSA add any value without experience?
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,944Mod Mod
    @Muhammed H : Depends on what you mean value. You gain fantastic practical knowledge.
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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,553Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I think the value lies in whether or not the market you are in values it.  Since it is a practical exam, you have to know how to do the various tasks and prove it, whereas the Linux+ is more theoretical knowledge-based.  Granted, I haven't taken the latest Linux+ exam, so I can't say that they haven't changed it to be more practical, though I tend to doubt that CompTIA would make such a huge change between versions.

    I know a few Linux admins here in Denver and they would say even without experience, if you can pass the RHCSA exam, they would give you an interview.  With the Linux+, not so much.
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