After sitting through an official Red hat system administration course I feel more confident in the new material. The red hat course covered the same material that Linux Academy offers. Two more weeks of lab time and I feel confident I can sit through the exam.
As far as the “trio” goes, the first two(A+, Net+) did nothing for me as far as jobs and ROI. I didn’t get noticed until I had a Cisco cert. Sure they’re better than nothing, but when people talk about CompTia A+, Net+ as an option for working in the private sector, I always point to vendor specific certs as a better path. Not saying you won’t learn from CompTia, it’s just you’d take better advantage of your time to go vendor specific and move up a lot faster.
Being in quarantine, I am studying Linux+ (and a cloud course too) with ITpro.TV.I'm looking forward to writing the exam.
I think Zach and Don present it in that fashion on purpose. If there is a show host (ie. the 2-person format), you have to have the "other guy" involved. I've seen some shows, including a couple of ITpro.tv episodes, where the host says very little, and it seems very odd.Having a little back and forth helps in the delivery, imho. I use it for imagery when studying away from the videos, and when writing the exam.