[aklug] Re: Linux Certification Courses

From: Erinn Looney-Triggs <erinn.looneytriggs@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 12:28:44 AKDT

On 10/18/2011 12:18 PM, Michael Horton wrote:
> Does anybody know of a good program to go through that will teach me the ins
> and outs of everything Linux? I have found this link through LPI that gives
> me various vendors that can help me prepare to take a cert course, anybody
> have suggestions?
> http://www.lpi.org/eng/training__1/study_materials/new_exam_preparation_resources_for_revised_lpic_exams
> Thanks,
> - Michael
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Honestly, those certificates often aren't worth the paper they are
printed on. Now if you are doing them just to learn learn and not so
much for the certification than the LPI ones can be good, as can the
RHCE series. But if the goal and hope is that having a certification is
worth something, well, I just wouldn't bother.

The cheaper alternative is to buy the books for the certifications, sit
down on an Ubuntu machine (or whatever distro) and just start working at
it. Or skip the books and just make the distro your primary desktop and
keep poking at things (don't be afraid to break things, back everything
up etc.). Use the GUI tools at first but always look for what the
command line tools would do as well, the true power is in the CL.

It is a pain in the ass, especially to start, the learning curve is
astronomical, but it is worth it in the end.


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