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  1. CPA
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    Question Subjects to study before opening the study guide for Linux+

    After taking the CISA this Winter, I might earn the Linux+. I think learning Linux/Unix might be beneficial for obtaining work in the future.

    CompTIA recommends earning Network+ before Linux+. Is Network+ really necessary? Will I need to know networking fundamentals to pass the exam or get the most out learning Linux?

    Any other subjects I should know before working on the Linux+ study guide?
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    N+ isn't required for L+ but there is a networking section on the LX0-102. Check out the objectives below to get a feel of where you are with the topics. I used the objectives as a study-guide (literally) and hand wrote notes in and it seemed a very effective way to study overall. I was also working with Linux daily at my new job so that helped for reinforcement.

    If you haven't worked with *nix before, the L+ will definitely be a challenge. Good luck!

    http://certification.comptia.org/doc...PI_LX0_101.pdf
    http://certification.comptia.org/doc...PI_LX0_102.pdf
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    Those are great links. Thank you.

    I would like to practice with Linux on my spare machine. Can you recommend a good setup? Free is good. I would buy software if it helps me learn an interface I might see in real-world business environments.
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    Most versions of linux run fairly light so if you have an extra computer that's cool, however I prefer to run linux in VM's. It's easier to do the initial install and you can do snapshots before you try things like modifying the file system table or doing rm -rf / for fun, so you can restore back to the snapshot.

    VMWare player is free:

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/6_0

    And then there are a plethora of linux distros. Ubuntu desktop is largely popular, as is CentOS, or Linux Mint, or OpenSUSE...it depends on what you want to do, really.
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    Thanks for the links; going through this now...some stuff, very familiar - others, completely new, especially as it pertains to the 'SysAdmin' aspect of a Linux system.
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