Flavor of Linux for Linux+?

bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I am thinking about acquiring the Linux+ certification next year. What flavor of Linux distro should I install so I can practice for it on a VM? Ubuntu? Red Hat?
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  • srocky26srocky26 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    You'll need to use both during your study.
  • ReonBalistyReonBalisty Posts: 54Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    As I am working towards my 103 before the end of the Month, I have setup 2 VM's with virtualbox. One Centos (With gui), and one Ubuntu. These were recommended to me via a course mentor through WGU and I have found these Distros are great for studying from.
  • chrisonechrisone CISSP, CRTP, eCPPT, LFCS, CEH, Azure Fundamentals, Retired Cisco NPs Posts: 1,889Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    The Linux Foundation for the win!
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  • lacagrl17lacagrl17 Posts: 40Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Linux Academy provides cloud servers that you can spin up (6 simultaneously) in over 16 different distros including Ubuntu & Red Hat so you can practice on all of them without having to worry
  • airzeroairzero Posts: 126Member
    A simple vm install of ubuntu and CentOS is all you need. Most of the exam is a simple task or config file location that is different for the two distros so you need to know both.
  • jamshid666jamshid666 A+, CCDA, CCNA-R&S, CCNA-Security, CIW-SDA, i-Net+, Network+, Project+, Security+, Server+, Splunk C Fayetteville, NCPosts: 48Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    chrisone wrote: »
    The Linux Foundation for the win!
    How were the Linux Foundation exams compared to Linux+ and RHCSA? I was thinking of going for LFCSA for the sole reason of getting the MCSA - Linux certification. The idea of a Microsoft-sponsored Linux certificate amuses me.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'd say just use a regular Debian VM and for Red Hat just download CentOS.
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