Linux+ retiring

CodeBloxCodeBlox Member Posts: 1,363 ■■■■□□□□□□
So since this cert is retiring at the end of October, I assume I would need to take LPIC 1 and 2? Is that just two exams or is LPIC 1 further broken down into two more exams? Is this a lifetime cert? Can these exams be taken at the same place as comptia exams? How much do these exams cost?
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  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you take it through CompTIA, you have to take LX101 and LX102. LPIC-2 is a completely different set of exams. If you do take the Linux+ powered by LPI and you pass, you are given the option to forward the results to LPI and this allows you to also attain the LPIC-1 designation. The expiration date is 5 years from passing LX102.

  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    you are given the option to forward the results to LPI and this allows you to also attain the LPIC-1 designation. The expiration date is 5 years from passing LX102.
    Does taking a higher exam (like the LPIC-2) renew your LPIC-1?
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  • MentholMooseMentholMoose Senior Member Member Posts: 1,524 ■■■■■■■■□□
    earweed wrote: »
    Does taking a higher exam (like the LPIC-2) renew your LPIC-1?
    Yes.
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  • CodeBloxCodeBlox Member Posts: 1,363 ■■■■□□□□□□
    So by taking the Comptia exams LX0-101 and LX0-102 I can forward that to LPI and get the LPIC-1 cert too just from completing this one? Does that mean I get both certs(Comptias cert and LPIC-1)
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  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    CodeBlox wrote: »
    So by taking the Comptia exams LX0-101 and LX0-102 I can forward that to LPI and get the LPIC-1 cert too just from completing this one? Does that mean I get both certs(Comptias cert and LPIC-1)

    Yeah. The option should be present at the very beginning of the test.
    A new benefit for CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI candidates is that they may choose, at the time they take the exams, to have their exam record forwarded to the Linux Professional Institute. Certification in CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI enables candidates to become certified in LPIC-1 as well, enabling further participation in the LPI program if the candidate chooses. Please note that CompTIA maintains candidate-confidential records for all exam takers, for their own access and use for employment or educational purposes. Any choice to forward an exam record to LPI is made only by the candidate.

  • CodeBloxCodeBlox Member Posts: 1,363 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Great. Does it sound like too much I decide to start studying for this cert now? At the moment I am working on CCNA through my community colleges Cisco Netacad program AND I'm working on A+ (which I plan to have by years end). That cisco course is the only class i'm taking this semester.
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  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    CodeBlox wrote: »
    So by taking the Comptia exams LX0-101 and LX0-102 I can forward that to LPI and get the LPIC-1 cert too just from completing this one? Does that mean I get both certs(Comptias cert and LPIC-1)
    And once you get LPIC-1 you are eligible to harvest also Novell's Certified Linux Administrator certificate.
  • CodeBloxCodeBlox Member Posts: 1,363 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Wait, so this means there will be no comptia exam for linux+ at all after it retires next month? I know I wont be prepared by that time.
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  • PaperlanternPaperlantern Member Posts: 352
    I had not heard Linux+ was retiring completely, that kind of sucks, I love Linux, but its not really a big part of our infrastructure, so my work wont fund me getting it. I was going to go after it on my own after I finished Net+ and Sec+ this coming month. Looks like that will be out of the question now.
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    The old Linux+ is test retiring. You'll no longer be able to get it with one test. You'll have to take the 2 tests LX0-101 and LX0-102 to get the Linux+.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Only the single-exam Linux+ (XK0-002) is retiring. From now on it will be two exams (LX0-101 and LX0-102) that comprise roughly the same material as LPIC-1. This change does nothing but benefit the test-taker, as it covers the material more in-depth, gives a lifetime Linux+ cert, as well as the optional LPIC-1 cert which has to be renewed or upgraded every five years.

    Hence, the new name: CompTIA Linux+, Powered by LPI

    This process isn't much different from taking the A+/Network+ combo or taking Security+, then registering those certs with Microsoft towards electives for MCSA and MCSE. In this case, though, the difference is that the two different vendors are using the exact same tests for their own respective certs.

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  • krauserkrauser Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I had not heard Linux+ was retiring completely, that kind of sucks, I love Linux, but its not really a big part of our infrastructure, so my work wont fund me getting it. I was going to go after it on my own after I finished Net+ and Sec+ this coming month. Looks like that will be out of the question now.

    Hey, is that my avatar? Just kidding. LPIC rocks, bro. Mint also does. icon_thumright.gif
  • PaperlanternPaperlantern Member Posts: 352
    krauser wrote: »
    Hey, is that my avatar? Just kidding. LPIC rocks, bro. Mint also does. icon_thumright.gif

    LOVE Mint man! Been running it for roughly 8 months on my main laptop. I also have a oldish Dual core machine with dual monitors I run it on, with a windows Virtual Box. So slick, its <3 in a computer!

    Oh! So they WILL still have the Cert, the format is retiring, I got it.

    So if you take the CURRENT Linux+ before it retires, it's still a viable cert, and will be lifetime, but I assume it won't be applicable to the LPI Certification? So it wouldn't get you anywhere to do that, correct? It's in anyone's best interest to pursue the new two-part exam.
  • krauserkrauser Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    LOVE Mint man! Been running it for roughly 8 months on my main laptop. I also have a oldish Dual core machine with dual monitors I run it on, with a windows Virtual Box. So slick, its <3 in a computer!

    Oh! So they WILL still have the Cert, the format is retiring, I got it.

    So if you take the CURRENT Linux+ before it retires, it's still a viable cert, and will be lifetime, but I assume it won't be applicable to the LPI Certification? So it wouldn't get you anywhere to do that, correct? It's in anyone's best interest to pursue the new two-part exam.

    Right, if you take the old exam, Comptia won't transfer the credit to LPIC, and you won't be able to take further exams like:

    LPIC-2 or Novell's Certified Linux Administrator certificate

    The final choice is yours and Happy Minting, bro icon_thumright.gif
  • PaperlanternPaperlantern Member Posts: 352
    krauser wrote: »
    Right, if you take the old exam, Comptia won't transfer the credit to LPIC, and you won't be able to take further exams like:

    LPIC-2 or Novell's Certified Linux Administrator certificate

    The final choice is yours and Happy Minting, bro icon_thumright.gif

    Oh yeah, always happy with Mint. icon_cool.gif

    As far as the Cert, yeah, Linux+ was always on the horizon for me. I committed to N+ and Sec+ for October, and I actually think N+ will be had this month. But with Sec+ on the table for Oct I don't think I will get Linux+ before October is over anyway. I was just disappointed when I THOUGHT Linux+ was no longer going to be a Cert that would be offered. Now that I understand its just changing formats I'm happy, and will definitely do the new format when it comes time for Linux+.
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Oh yeah, always happy with Mint. icon_cool.gif

    As far as the Cert, yeah, Linux+ was always on the horizon for me. I committed to N+ and Sec+ for October, and I actually think N+ will be had this month. But with Sec+ on the table for Oct I don't think I will get Linux+ before October is over anyway. I was just disappointed when I THOUGHT Linux+ was no longer going to be a Cert that would be offered. Now that I understand its just changing formats I'm happy, and will definitely do the new format when it comes time for Linux+.

    Nice nice. I'm currently studying for the new one thanks to the humble advise of big krauser :). It's literally a 3 for 1 deal (if you actually add the Novell designation; I probably won't lol).

  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    Nice nice. I'm currently studying for the new one thanks to the humble advise of big krauser :). It's literally a 3 for 1 deal (if you actually add the Novell designation; I probably won't lol).
    But if you do decide to grab Novell designation, additional cert will be given to you: Novell DataCenter Technical Specialist.
  • pentestpentest Member Posts: 23 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'd like to go for a linux certification next, so I wanted to reask just to get sure - when I'm going for Linux +, which are two parts/ exams LX0-101 and LX0-102, I'll get the CompTIA Linux+ certification and the LPIC-1 certification? And then, if one like, he can go on with LPIC-2 and so on?
    I assume both organizations have different questions while covering the same topics, is that correct too? So one shouldn't be more difficult than the other?

    Initially I wanted to do LPIC-1 directly, but after reading this, Linux+ would be better as you get two certifications once you passed. Is that correct and the best route to chose when aiming for a linux certification at the moment?

    Does the price of $239 (according to comptia's website) include both parts of the Linux+ certification?
  • krauserkrauser Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    varelg wrote: »
    But if you do decide to grab Novell designation, additional cert will be given to you: Novell DataCenter Technical Specialist.

    I've just got that certification recently. I was shocked, this is a 3 for 1 like R2 said. icon_wink.gif
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    krauser wrote: »
    I've just got that certification recently. I was shocked, this is a 3 for 1 like R2 said. icon_wink.gif

    Was the exam you took L+ powered by LPI? I think then you also get L+ on top of your CLA and LPIC-1.

    EDIT: Reason I mention this is because I didn't see the Linux+ in your cert list lol.

  • krauserkrauser Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Was the exam you took L+ powered by LPI? I think then you also get L+ on top of your CLA and LPIC-1.

    EDIT: Reason I mention this is because I didn't see the Linux+ in your cert list lol.

    I have the L+ certification, but LPIC-1 means more for me. It's like building another track, bro. icon_thumright.gif
  • iSpaZZZiSpaZZZ Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ok, so if you take the new Linux+ exams you also get the LPIC-1, but if you take the LPIC-1 exams do you get the Linux+ ??

    I hope you do because I just bought the LPIC-1 sybex book! (I'm sure its good either way)
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  • krauserkrauser Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    No, you won't get the L+.

    The book will help, because L+ has the same objectives as the LPIC-1.
  • iSpaZZZiSpaZZZ Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    krauser wrote: »
    No, you won't get the L+.

    The book will help, because L+ has the same objectives as the LPIC-1.

    Bah nutz, I know the book I have is good stuff. Are the objectives exactly the same, or just very similar. I think I will look around for a L+ book once I have put the LPIC book into my grey matter!

    hang on, are they getting rid of the L+ ?
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    iSpaZZZ wrote: »
    Bah nutz, !

    hang on, are they getting rid of the L+ ?
    No Just changing exam format. Too bad it doesn't work the other way so you could get the L+ with just taking the LPIC 1 exam. I'm guessing CompTIA doesn't get a chunk of the $$$ when you take the LPIC 1
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