failed the linux essentials practice exam...but...

iyareiyare Posts: 43Member ■■■□□□□□□□
So I finally paid for the linuxacademy subscription after a year of free loading.  I have been on the fence about going full force into this linux thing.  I have finally decided it wont hurt.  Now, I only recently covered the last half of the course and just took the test anyway.  68% (48/71) is what I calculated.  How close am I to passing the actual exam?  And yes, I am going to go back and cover all materials.
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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 366Admin Admin
    According to LPI's FAQ page:

    As of April 1, 2009, all exam weights for LPIC exams have been standardized to 60 weights.

    Each LPI exam is ranked on a scale from 200 to 800, with a passing score of 500. Since exam questions vary in difficulty, the number of correct answers required to reach the passing score of 500 will depend on the exact combination of questions on the exam you write. For security purposes, candidates are not always given the same questions as one another for a particular exam. The exact passing score is based on our psychometric studies to ensure all exams have a consistent level of difficulty.

    The number of questions on the exam is also tied to the total of the weights of the objectives on the exam. With a total weight count of 60, the exam will have 60 questions. For each weighting, there will be one question. For example, if an objective has a weight of 4, there will be 4 questions on the exam related to the objective.

    It looks like they weight individual questions differently, so there's not really a "number of questions you need to answer correct" in order to pass the exam. A common strategy is to shoot for >90% on multiple different practice exams before attempting the real one. That usually gives you enough of a buffer to make a few more mistakes on the real exam and still safely pass.

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  • thomas_thomas_ CompTIA N+/S+/L+; CCNA R&S; CCNP R&S Posts: 904Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    edited August 1
    It's hard to say.  I usually just follow my study plan and then take the practice exams.  After I take the practice exams I review all of the questions, answers, and explanation.  If I notice that I'm not strong on a certain topic, I will go back and review that area.  However, ultimately I will usually end up taking the test even if I failed a practice exam.  I'm not the type of person that will continually retake practice exams just to get above a 90%.  
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 294Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited August 1
    I agree with Infosec_Sam, it's better to take multiple exams from different sources attempt to average a 90% or higher pass rate. That'll give you a good buffer to go into the exam confidently. Additionally, lab every day.
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  • Swift6Swift6 RHCSA, LPIC-1, SCA, LINUX+, NETWORK+, CWTS, VCA5-DCV, ZCNP, MCSA, ITIL-F ScotlandPosts: 255Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    When working through tests, take note of topics you are not strong in. Study (https://www.lpi.org/how-to-get-certified/free-training-materials) and try some hands-on examples to help you understand.


  • coreyb80coreyb80 Posts: 640Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I've taken the actual exam twice now and bombed both times.  I'm not eligible to take it again, but I'll resume studies in September.  One of those exams that just gets the best of me.  Make sure you know your commands and scripting.
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  • ITrascalITrascal Posts: 54Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @coreyb80 how long until your eligible again?
  • modernknight87modernknight87 CompTia Network+; CompTia Server+; LPI Linux Essentials; H.E. IPV6 Sage Spokane, WA.Posts: 7Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    coreyb80 said:
    I've taken the actual exam twice now and bombed both times.  I'm not eligible to take it again, but I'll resume studies in September.  One of those exams that just gets the best of me.  Make sure you know your commands and scripting.
    I just took the Linux Essentials this morning and passed - Barely, but pass is a pass. I used the CBT Nuggets and YouTube videos "TheUrbanPenguin." On top of it, uCertify had the practice exams and after getting 90%+ on all three practice tests, and mastering all the key terms, I went and took it. As you said, definitely command line, scripting, and know all the common commands with their variables (example: what is "ls -a" used for). 

    Hope this helps both you and OP :)
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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 366Admin Admin
    coreyb80 said:
    I've taken the actual exam twice now and bombed both times.  I'm not eligible to take it again, but I'll resume studies in September.  One of those exams that just gets the best of me.  Make sure you know your commands and scripting.
    I just took the Linux Essentials this morning and passed - Barely, but pass is a pass. I used the CBT Nuggets and YouTube videos "TheUrbanPenguin." On top of it, uCertify had the practice exams and after getting 90%+ on all three practice tests, and mastering all the key terms, I went and took it. As you said, definitely command line, scripting, and know all the common commands with their variables (example: what is "ls -a" used for). 

    Hope this helps both you and OP :)
    Hey, congratulations on the pass! Was there anything that caught you off guard on the exam, or was it all pretty straightforward?
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  • modernknight87modernknight87 CompTia Network+; CompTia Server+; LPI Linux Essentials; H.E. IPV6 Sage Spokane, WA.Posts: 7Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    coreyb80 said:
    I've taken the actual exam twice now and bombed both times.  I'm not eligible to take it again, but I'll resume studies in September.  One of those exams that just gets the best of me.  Make sure you know your commands and scripting.
    I just took the Linux Essentials this morning and passed - Barely, but pass is a pass. I used the CBT Nuggets and YouTube videos "TheUrbanPenguin." On top of it, uCertify had the practice exams and after getting 90%+ on all three practice tests, and mastering all the key terms, I went and took it. As you said, definitely command line, scripting, and know all the common commands with their variables (example: what is "ls -a" used for). 

    Hope this helps both you and OP :)
    Hey, congratulations on the pass! Was there anything that caught you off guard on the exam, or was it all pretty straightforward?
    Thank you! It was pretty straight forward. I wasn't expecting to have any fill-in-the-blank, so that'd be the biggest thing that threw me off, but otherwise, if you know the command line and variables, you're good to go.
    Currently working on: WGU BS - IT; CIW Advanced HTML5/CSS3 Specialist.
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  • modernknight87modernknight87 CompTia Network+; CompTia Server+; LPI Linux Essentials; H.E. IPV6 Sage Spokane, WA.Posts: 7Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    coreyb80 said:
    I've taken the actual exam twice now and bombed both times.  I'm not eligible to take it again, but I'll resume studies in September.  One of those exams that just gets the best of me.  Make sure you know your commands and scripting.
    I just took the Linux Essentials this morning and passed - Barely, but pass is a pass. I used the CBT Nuggets and YouTube videos "TheUrbanPenguin." On top of it, uCertify had the practice exams and after getting 90%+ on all three practice tests, and mastering all the key terms, I went and took it. As you said, definitely command line, scripting, and know all the common commands with their variables (example: what is "ls -a" used for). 

    Hope this helps both you and OP :)
    Hey, congratulations on the pass! Was there anything that caught you off guard on the exam, or was it all pretty straightforward?
    Thank you! It was pretty straight forward. I wasn't expecting to have any fill-in-the-blank, so that'd be the biggest thing that threw me off, but otherwise, if you know the command line and variables, you're good to go.
    Currently working on: WGU BS - IT; CIW Advanced HTML5/CSS3 Specialist.
    Completed: 
    CompTIA Network+ (April 2019); CompTIA Server+ (August 2019); LPI Linux Essentials (September 2019)
    AAS - IT (14 June 2014);
    In the Future: CompTIA Security+; CompTIA Cloud+; CompTIA Project+; CEH.
  • DFTK13DFTK13 Posts: 55Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited October 22
    I'm taking the Linux Essentials exam next week Tuesday. I'm using Linux academy and already finished their Essentials course and am currently doing the LPIC-1 course. I can't possibly state enough how useful Linux Academy is, especially after they finally decided to caption all their videos, so I can actually understand them as I'm deaf. 

    UPDATE: I passed the Linux Essentials 010-160! I can reiterate that Linux Academy was absolutely critical in helping me to pass. The exam did present a few questions that I thought were completely irrelevant and seemed more like general A+ questions. 
    Current Certs: LPI Linux Essentials
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