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Passed today

EverlifeEverlife Member Posts: 253 ■■■□□□□□□□
I passed my Linux+ earlier today with an 820/900. For study materials I used the Sybex Linux+ book, Linux+ In Depth book, Transcenders, and the tech notes from this site. I also setup a virtual Fedora 8 machine to play with as well as a Fedora 8 Samba server on my home network.

My experience with Linux was very minimal prior to studying for the exam. I highly recommend you setup a virtual Linux machine and play with it through an SSH shell (I used Putty.)

The exam was pretty comprehensive. Follow the objectives from CompTIA and you should be good. Don't forget this exam puts a lot of focus on hardware integration with Linux as well!

From here, it's back onto the Microsoft track to the Exchange 2003 exam.

I also plan on converting our Server 2003 FTP server to a Fedora 8 server using vsftpd. Overall, I'd highly recommend anyone interested in computers give Linux a try. It's a very interesting and fun OS!

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    SlowhandSlowhand Mod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Congrats on the pass. It really takes you back to some of those early days of computing, studying up for the Linux+ exam, doesn't it? Lots of talk about the old sh shell, about BSD vs. Sys V, and having all that hardware running so close to the user, without all the abstraction we're used to with Windows. You're definitely right, it's a fun test to study for. (Prepare to get a lot of hits on your resume for "Senior Linux Administrator" and programming positions after this). Again, congrats on the pass, and good luck on your Exchange studying.

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    EverlifeEverlife Member Posts: 253 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    Congrats on the pass. It really takes you back to some of those early days of computing, studying up for the Linux+ exam, doesn't it? Lots of talk about the old sh shell, about BSD vs. Sys V, and having all that hardware running so close to the user, without all the abstraction we're used to with Windows. You're definitely right, it's a fun test to study for. (Prepare to get a lot of hits on your resume for "Senior Linux Administrator" and programming positions after this). Again, congrats on the pass, and good luck on your Exchange studying.

    Definitely, I really enjoyed it. It's almost to the point where I may torture myself with some more Linux exams later there year.

    Thanks everyone.
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    sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! icon_thumright.gif
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    GrynderGrynder Member Posts: 106
    Congrats.
    I have made some attempt at getting this exam done a few times already, but something always comes up. I need to find a block of 2-3 weeks without any distractions.
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    TryntotechitTryntotechit Member Posts: 108
    Congrats. I will be sitting for this exam in May. I have finished my third week of school for this course on Linux+. I really like learning how versatile this OS is. Linus and all the other developers sure has had great ideas. Thank God for open source.
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    EverlifeEverlife Member Posts: 253 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I will be sitting for this exam in May. I have finished my third week of school for this course on Linux+. I really like learning how versatile this OS is. Linus and all the other developers sure has had great ideas. Thank God for open source.

    Definitely. Good luck on your exam!
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    7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats on the pass :D
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    vwtechvwtech Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats man icon_exclaim.gif
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    jetfanjetfan Member Posts: 112 ■■■□□□□□□□
    first of all congratulations on you're recent success with the Linux+ exam. Like you, I am a novice to Linux, i am currently in my 2nd quarter of Linux (Linux system administration) and wanted to know where you went to download the software to setup a virtual fedora 8 box and also where you went to download the components to setup a Samba server. Thanks for any guidance you can give.
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    EverlifeEverlife Member Posts: 253 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hi Jet,

    I purchased a copy of VMWare Workstation a while back, but from what I understand VMWare Server or Player works as well and is free. As for Samba, I used the following sites:

    http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html

    http://www.samba.netfirms.com/

    http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/winbind.html

    I also played a fair amount with the configuration. Using the snapshot feature of VMWare was a huge help when I altered something and couldn't fix it. Take a lot of notes as to what changes you make to the config files while you are doing the samba configuration. I find it makes it easier to track your mistakes as well as helping to understand what you are doing.

    I hope this helps!
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    jetfanjetfan Member Posts: 112 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hi Everlife,

    I do apologize for not responding in a timely fashion. I just wanted to say thank you for those nuggets, they have been tremendously helpful and i have acquired a great linux+ book and some video training as well to supplement my endeavours toward obtaining the linux+ certification.

    Thanks alot man
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    EverlifeEverlife Member Posts: 253 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Anytime, good luck on your exam. Let us know how it goes.
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