How long did you study for Linux+

impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,227 ■■■■□□□□□□
I am planing to study for Linux+. I have little exp with Microsoft (windows 2000 and 2003). I use ubuntu like a hobby every day but using only the GUI.

How long did you study to complete and pass Linux+ ?

How many books did you use to study?

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    I used the Sybex Book for Linux+ and TestOut. Prior to studying for this exam, I had minimal Linux/Unix experience., save for a little bit of playing around with SuSE in a networking class at school. All in all, it took me about three weeks, from start to finish, to prepare for and take the exam. I spent anywhere from an hour to four hours a day, three or four days a week, doing the TestOut and reading the book to reinforce the concepts I'd learned.

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  • supertechCETmasupertechCETma Member Posts: 377
    get off the GUI and get on the CLI. icon_cool.gif
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  • remyforbes777remyforbes777 Member Posts: 499
    Command line is good, GUI is evil. Install Linux and make it your OS of choice while you study. I have Debian installed on my AMD 64 laptop and I have never looked back to windoze. Only reason why I would learn windoze now is because its the major OS running in any enterprise enviroment.
  • JR-13JR-13 Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Command line is good, GUI is evil.

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    Definitely use Slackware or Debian if you want to learn at the CLI. Force yourself to stick with either distro for one month and I guarantee your skills and chances to pass the Linux+ test will greatly improve -- or so my theory goes :)
  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah I use Debian on a daily basis

    I would say install a network installtion of this distribution manually setup your internet settings using the command line then use aptitude to install the packages you require.

    ( Good learning curve )

    What I then usually do is install XFCE ( lightweight gui ) and Iceweasel ( Firefox type browser )

    If you want to learn about running a DHCP,Apache, Bind, FTP or just want to delve a little deeper into the world of Linux Administration but do not wish to complicate things by using the CLI then go ahead and download a small package called webmin :)

    It's a web based interface for system administrators and it sure does make life easier !

    Ive just starting out learning how to run simple Bash Scripts I will probally take the Linux+ in the near future.
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