Since Linux + equals LPIC 1, which book(s) to get?

The_RiskbreakerThe_Riskbreaker Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey.

I'm planning on studying for Linux + and was going to get LPIC 1 after that. After using Linux for several years now, I have no idea how I escaped the knowledge of the melding of the exams. According to many of you, I should get Linux + for a total of four certs. (Is this still legit?) Going on Amazon I found a book on each of the exams, written by the same guy, Here's one. If you look at related ones, you'll see a smiliar looking one for LPIC 1. The question is, are they the exact same book? The table of contents are indentical! Has anyone read either? I feel they might be almost identical. (I assume he changed something in one of the books to avoid getting pegged)

If those books are inadequate or you have other recommendations I'll take them. I'm already looking at downloading CentOS per recommendations here, I run Linux Mint normally(A derivative of Ubuntu) I can easily get Deb or Slack though f needed.

Thanks for reading,

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  • pamccabepamccabe Member Posts: 315 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yea I recently asked the same and apparently the Linux+ certification gives you the LPIC-1 and another certification. Something with Novell if I remember correctly...

    As for the books, I haven't read them and only peeked at the one you linked. I was browsing LPI's site and they link to that book for study material. I take that as they endorse the author and material he writes. Take that for what it is worth. I'm looking at getting it because there doesn't seem to be much out there. From what I read, most people say download the objectives and study them by googling.

    I also have CentOS, and Debian on virtual machines right now. Debian package management is covered on the LX0-101 exam. I'm not sure how many other distros to test drive so I am starting with those two.

    Anyway, good luck.
  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    Yeah same book as the exams are the same. The give away is that the Linux + is powered by lpic-1. Check the lpic website for information on the partnership.

    Basically you do the Linux + 101 & 102 exams and receive linux+, lpic1 and novell certified Linux administrator certs.

    Also when your lpic-1 certification comes via mail it comes with a free copy of Linux magazine which is cool.
  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    Also you'll need a deb and rpm based distribution to tick off all exam objectives. I used 2 virtual machines. A gui Centos and a cli only debian.

    Udemy has the Linux Academy course and you can pick up a 75% udemy coupon off the net to get the course relatively cheap.

    Urban penguin on YouTube has a free Linux + course

    Eli the computer guy on YouTube has a free Linux course.

    Dans courses has a course on YouTube. It does tie into testout software though which costs money.

    There are plenty of other good materials out there but km on my phone atm.
  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    My guess, concerning the fact that Rodrick Smith published two books, same subject, on the same day, has one to do with reducing confusion and capitalizing on the fact that someone may, in fact, take one set over the other for personal reasons. Some markets may not be as accepting of the Linux+ cert as they might be the LPIC-1, so rebranding the books to reach the greatest market possible makes sense to me. I would guess that all you would have to do is substitute LPIC-1 for Linux+ throughout the book and, voila!, you have two books! Brilliant, I suppose.

    This
    site has a good step-by-step on how to get the four certificates once you pass the Linux+ tests. Basically, you get CompTIA Linux+, LPI LPIC-1, Novell Certified Linux Administrator, and Novell Data Center Technical Specialist certs.

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  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,145 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Roderick Smith book if you are new to Linux is like watching paint dry, Save the money

    Get yourself LPI Linux LPIC-1 102 and CompTIA Linux+ Video Training Online | CBT Nuggets

    Shawn Powers Kicks Ass, He has this way of making the technology exciting explains things clearly and your not bored to tears for the duration.

    Highly recommended I have used alot of he's Linux Materials

    And No I do not work for CBTnuggets lol
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  • sasnimrodsasnimrod Member Member Posts: 99 ■■■□□□□□□□
    ally_uk wrote: »
    Roderick Smith book if you are new to Linux is like watching paint dry, Save the money

    Get yourself LPI Linux LPIC-1 102 and CompTIA Linux+ Video Training Online | CBT Nuggets

    Shawn Powers Kicks Ass, He has this way of making the technology exciting explains things clearly and your not bored to tears for the duration.

    Highly recommended I have used alot of he's Linux Materials

    And No I do not work for CBTnuggets lol

    I have just finished watching the 101 series on CBT nuggets and I do have to agree that Shawn Powers does make learning Linux fun and exciting. Having said that I am still using Roderick Smith's book as a supplement in order to get a more in-depth understanding of some topics.

    I also have got myself a subscription for linuxacademy.com as it is quite affordable. I found the notes and labs to be quite helpful especially when it comes to understanding and remembering the material.

    Hopefully I'll be able to tackle this exam some time next month :)
  • SixtyCycleSixtyCycle Member Posts: 111
    I plan on studying for the Linux+ exam next month and was hipped to this book by Jason Eckert from another thread here. Anybody else use this book to pass the exam? There was a thread about studying for the exam in 2 weeks, too short of a time for me but if I can wing it in a month I'd be happy.
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