Just Passed LX0-102 - Now Linux+ and LPIC-1 Certified!!

Okason1Okason1 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
I have just passed LX0-102 with an unimpressive score of 560; I am just delighted to complete the Linux+ (LPIC-1) and now moving on to RHCSA. My goal is simple - to become the First Choice/top candidate for the next System Admin job that I apply for. I have been stuck in Helpdesk/NOC for six years now.

For anyone taking the Linux+ exam, read the Roderick Smith Guide, and supplement with Google for any given topic that did not make sense to you. Do all the chapter practices and try to remember any concept that is repeated often in that book, as you already no, the exam is not all multiple choices, there quite a few multiple choices. Other than 1 question in Samba, the book covers the exam thoroughly.

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  • techinthewoodstechinthewoods Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. If you are not aware, you automatically get 2 more certificates. They are from Novell. Novell CLA Certified Linux Administrator and Novell Data Center Technician. Register at Novell's site to get the certs.

    Good luck on your RHCSA prep. I'm currently prepping for it as well.
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    Congrats on the pass and I hope you nail the SA position you decide to apply for.
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  • Les1977Les1977 Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!

    I have migrated to this forum, since Linux+ doesn't seem to be a popular topic on the UK sites.
    Linux has been my main OS since 2001, and I have always felt, that I ought to get certified in it.

    Could you tell me please how difficult you found this compared with say the Network+ exam?

    I'm not asking for any 'inside info', just ballpark the difficulty rating.

    Thanks!
  • cknapp78cknapp78 Posts: 213Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! A passing grade is a passing grade is a passing grade. No one can take that away from you.
  • ronni_linuxronni_linux Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Okason1 wrote: »
    I have just passed LX0-102 with an unimpressive score of 560; I am just delighted to complete the Linux+ (LPIC-1) and now moving on to RHCSA. My goal is simple - to become the First Choice/top candidate for the next System Admin job that I apply for. I have been stuck in Helpdesk/NOC for six years now.

    For anyone taking the Linux+ exam, read the Roderick Smith Guide, and supplement with Google for any given topic that did not make sense to you. Do all the chapter practices and try to remember any concept that is repeated often in that book, as you already no, the exam is not all multiple choices, there quite a few multiple choices. Other than 1 question in Samba, the book covers the exam thoroughly.

    Congrats!!! I'm taking my LX0-02 exam this saturday, hope to pass and get my certs! And planning to study for RHCSA/RHCE certs..wish me luck :)
  • ronni_linuxronni_linux Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. If you are not aware, you automatically get 2 more certificates. They are from Novell. Novell CLA Certified Linux Administrator and Novell Data Center Technician. Register at Novell's site to get the certs.

    Good luck on your RHCSA prep. I'm currently prepping for it as well.

    I don't think you can get Novell Data Center Technician, you only get LPIC-1 and Novel CLA in addition to Linux+ cert, correct me if i'm wrong...
  • techinthewoodstechinthewoods Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I don't think you can get Novell Data Center Technician, you only get LPIC-1 and Novel CLA in addition to Linux+ cert, correct me if i'm wrong...

    You get both from Novell. When you register with them to receive the CLA they also send the Data Center Technical Specialist certificate.

    4 certs for the price of 1! :)
  • Okason1Okason1 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    The level of difficulty is about the same I would say if you do not have strong familiarity with the topic. The problem with certs like Linux+, Network+ etc is that it is of a necessity very broad. And sometimes hard to follow, for example in Linux+ the mainstream distributions have all moved beyond some of the certification's objectives so if you are trying to practice something that you read in the book, well you might not find that in your distribution or the location of the file has changed.

    What really helps is some familiarity with the industry and everything makes sense. I did not for example read anything about the Linux+ SQL requirements because I took 2 database classes for my CIS degree and I also took a PHP/MySQL class. So again the level of difficulty really depends.
  • techinthewoodstechinthewoods Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Okason1 wrote: »
    And sometimes hard to follow, for example in Linux+ the mainstream distributions have all moved beyond some of the certification's objectives so if you are trying to practice something that you read in the book, well you might not find that in your distribution or the location of the file has changed.

    Very true. I encountered that very scenario many times during practice.
  • whatthehellwhatthehell Posts: 920Member
    Congratz on the pass!
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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    You get both from Novell. When you register with them to receive the CLA they also send the Data Center Technical Specialist certificate.

    4 certs for the price of 1! :)

    @OP Gratz man! Nice work

    Talk about a thing of beauty.

    If I am fresh out of college I might go for this and then go for operations or system admin.

    That can land you a solid job IMO
  • varelgvarelg Posts: 790Banned
    Congrats! Don't just dwell on the low score, go over those topics that you thought you scored lowest and get over to rhcsa prep.
    Less1977, what is hot topic OS-wise on UK forums?
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  • Les1977Les1977 Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    varelg wrote: »
    Congrats! Don't just dwell on the low score, go over those topics that you thought you scored lowest and get over to rhcsa prep.
    Less1977, what is hot topic OS-wise on UK forums?


    Seems to be lot of people doing A+ and Network+, then everyone seems to do the MS 70-680, and other Microsoft certs.

    As for Linux+/LPIC-1 there seems to be little or no interest, which I find odd, since a quick look at the news, reveals several government bodies deploying Linux boxes, either tentatively, or permanently.

    I have always believed it is just a matter of time, before Linux boxes are widely deployed for regular users, and looking at the state of the world now, I would say the time is right.

    So I decided to do the LPIC-1 before considering the Microsoft certs, since there may be a skills shortage if Linux finds its way onto the Desktop.

    Do you think I am making the right choice here?
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  • jonenojoneno Posts: 257Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Linux is cool, i actually got a job last week cos of my linux skills.
    I'm not certified in redhat or lpic, but I took 3 redhat classes in college
    and I also did well at the interview. Long story short, I declined the offer.
  • ronni_linuxronni_linux Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Please guys advise me how to obtain my Novell and LPIC-1 certifications...I have passed both Linux+ exams. I went to Novell web site to fill out form for the certification, however it's asking for verification code from LPI which i did not receive yet, do i have to wait? or contact LPI? not sure
  • techinthewoodstechinthewoods Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ronni,

    Register at the LPI website if you have not already done so. When you register there, you will be able to enter your comptia linux+ id and that will verify you for LPIC-1. Once you have that code, complete the registration at Novell and they will email you your 2 certificates.
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    Les1977 wrote: »
    Seems to be lot of people doing A+ and Network+, then everyone seems to do the MS 70-680, and other Microsoft certs.

    As for Linux+/LPIC-1 there seems to be little or no interest, which I find odd, since a quick look at the news, reveals several government bodies deploying Linux boxes, either tentatively, or permanently.

    I have always believed it is just a matter of time, before Linux boxes are widely deployed for regular users, and looking at the state of the world now, I would say the time is right.

    So I decided to do the LPIC-1 before considering the Microsoft certs, since there may be a skills shortage if Linux finds its way onto the Desktop.

    Do you think I am making the right choice here?

    So many people do the A+ N+ S+ and then go help desk. I say f-that if you want to excel quicker get the skills required to do so. I would lock into Linux and spend several years learning that. Apply for Linux positions and you will eventually get a look. Walk in their and show them you know what the heck you are talking about. Linux + and the 3 other certifications that go along with it is a great start.
  • JustFredJustFred Posts: 678Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    What are the other 3 that go with Linux+?
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  • maddemmaddem Posts: 117Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on pass!!
  • BroadcastStormBroadcastStorm Posts: 496Member
    The goverment went broke due all the bail outs Linux is even brighter than ever, it's the matrix as I see it, I agree with n+ a+ landing HD.
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  • TravR1TravR1 Posts: 332Member
    Yes!

    It never hurts to know Linux. It's free, durable, and widely used. I am more of a programmer than an administrator, but I still think Linux is the coolest thing in town.

    Knowing Linux raises your IQ. ;)
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