thomas_ wrote: »
I believe the 103 and 104 have updated exam objectives that cover systemd and Upstart that weren't covered by the 101 and 102 study materials. I would stick with 103 and 104 study materials or at the very least look at what is missing from your 101 and 102 study materials and study the missing material to fill in the gaps.
I'm currently studying for it. I started off with LinuxAcademy and made it halfway through their course for the first exam one time and about 60-70% through their couse a second time. I'm starting to think watching videos isn't the right method for me. I do like how they have it setup to where you can launch lab machines and follow along the course using either VNC or putty software.
I bought a voucher when I was nearing the completion of the LinuxAcademy course last September that I still have 't used. I decided to change it up and buy Ross Brunson's and Sean Walberg's cert guide published through Pearson IT Certification. So far I'm liking it. It appears that thr first 10 chapters are dedicated to topics on the first exam and the second ten chapters are dedicated to the topics on the second exam. Then there's a last "Final Preparation" chapter typical of the Pearson cert guides. I'm on chapter 5 and I'm going to finish reading through Chapter 10, finsh the Linux Academy videos I haven't watched, read the man pages for the commands that are given and tinker around a bit some VMs I've setup using VirtualBox before I take the test.
I'm hoping to take the first test in the next 2-3 weeks. I think you just need to figure out what resources work for you. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed trying to learn a bunch of foreign concepts, just take a break and come back to it a few hours later or the next day. Also, if you are watching a video and they gloss over a topic, you might want to pause the video and read the man pages and/or do some google searches to find it explained differently. I think this is one of the areas that hearing the same topic discussed/explained in different ways helps to reinforce the concepts.