Passed Linux+

W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
Just passed the second half of the linux+ today. I wasn't really planning on taking this test until WGU added it to their IT Security degree. I've been doing linux administration for the past year and a half and I've probably used just about every major distro before settling on arch linux. The coursework did teach me a few interesting things that I never learned on the job like the hwinfo utility and the ldd command. My future educational plans are to finish my degree and then focus on another linux cert. I'm considering the RHCE because it'll be more marketable but I feel like I might learn more from the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3. Personally I was only using fedora and centos at the time of studying but I was already pretty familiar with the apt package manager.
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    Congratulations!
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  • TechGuy215TechGuy215 Explore_Dream_Discover Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 404 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!!! Don't forget you are also eligable for:

    LPI: LPIC-1
    NOVELL: NCLA, DTCS

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  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    Congratulations on the pass. Did you use any cbt products or books to go along with your on the job experience?
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Congrats W Stewart!!

    FTR I think I used ldd once after my Linux+ exam on the job icon_wink.gif
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! Good luck with next adventure icon_thumright.gif
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  • CoolAsAFanCoolAsAFan Member Posts: 239
    Congratulations bro! I just started Linux+ yesterday and I have 0 experience with linux so it should be an interesting class. Keep up the good work!
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  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Bryzey wrote: »
    Congratulations on the pass. Did you use any cbt products or books to go along with your on the job experience?

    I uses some videos that were provided by WGU. I did learn a few new interesting things and I'm still deciding whether I'm going to take the rhcsa/rhce next or the lpic-2/3.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass icon_thumright.gif
  • ExpectExpect Member Posts: 252 ■■■■□□□□□□
    RHCE is far better than LPIC-3, IMO.
  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My employer has been talking about paying for certifications including the RHCE so I may go ahead and knock that one out but I'm thinking of doing the lpic-2 and 3 on my own just for the knowledge. The lpi exams seem to be a lot broader and every now and then, they introduce me to a useful tool that I didn't know about. RHCE is performance based but you can get the job done with whatever tool you're familiar with.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,227 Mod
    @W Stewart: I agree with you, I saw the objectives for LPIC1-3 and they are indeed broad. I'd like to do them to expand and broaden my knowledge as well. Good luck and congrats
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropeMember Posts: 1,010 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • Alisha45Alisha45 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations.
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropeMember Posts: 1,010 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats :)
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