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    Today I completed the 102 exam. I am certainly glad it's over. Good luck to anyone planning on taking the exams soon.
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    can you tell us how hard the course is for someone who never really used Linux at all? What video & study training did you use? How long did it take you to complete both tests?
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    Congratulations!

    Was the material up to date and was it mainly bash?

    I haven't read much about this cert but really like bash and might be interested in this cert at some point.
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    Congratulations! What's the next certification you're going for?
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    Congrats!

    I use Linux daily at work and have gotten as far as bash scripting and would say I am somewhat comfortable in the command line. However, I just looked at a few practice questions for the exams and wow, I was completely lost.

    Good job again!
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats south! CCNA and L+ is a good combo!

    Quote Originally Posted by omi2123 View Post
    can you tell us how hard the course is for someone who never really used Linux at all?
    By course I'm assuming you mean both exams? If you've never used Linux, it will be pretty difficult at first. You definitely have to work with the CLI, understand all of the commands in the study guide + some of their main switches, understand FHS, various utilities, basic sys admin duties for everything from network to security to printing...IMO it's the hardest CompTIA entry-level exam.
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    Thank you all so much for the kind words. This exam took me way longer than I anticipated, but hey, life happens. I am going to say something that will probably piss off a few publishers, but it's for a good cause. All the books for this certification are awful. That's just my personal opinion, but I stand behind it. I was a complete neophyte to linux when I started this path, but I wanted to ditch windows as much as possible. My recommendations for taking this exam are as follows:
    ## Linuxacademy.com (It's better everyday. They have courses for Linux, AWS, Python etc., awesome videos, community, your own servers to practice on, and the study guide is spot on for the exam. It's a bargain $25. No, I don't work for these people, but I firmly believe in their product.
    ## Ditch windows. You need to live in Linux. I know it's a pain in the butt to quit anything cold turkey. I think transitioning from Windows to Linux offers you a lot of learning experiences that exam objectives don't necessarily cover. The everyday mundane i.e getting adobe flash to work.
    ## For the 101 exam you are focused on the essential shell commands, fhs, sys admin related stuff. Memorize the commands and most common options. It's not an easy exam because it's rather broad in material.
    ## For the 102 exam. This one is a challenge. It's really about knowing config file locations and structures, command output, x11, and bash scripts (YAY). You really need to put in the lab time on this one to get familiar with the topics.
    ## Virtual labs are your best friend. You need to use two different distros for this exam: one that uses debian package management (mint, debian, ubuntu), and one that uses rpm (fedora, redhat).
    ## Last, but certainly not least. Don't give up. It's hard. I know. If you have never used Linux, at times, it seems impossible. Sometimes you want to click the shutdown button, but instead you open a terminal and enter "sudo shutdown -P". Why? It's because you don't want to be that person anymore.
    As for what's next. CCNA security book is already in the mail.
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    Congratulations Have you used Greg Porter's method of get the LPI, the SUSE, and the Novell certs?
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    I am currently awaiting confirmation from LPI. I just got the email from Comptia about 30 minutes ago. Looking forward to getting them all.
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    Hi
    I just recently passed 101 and 102 for Linux + cert. Make sure you registers(with the same information) to CompTia and LPI and SUSE/Novell.
    It took a couple of days to get the certs on each site...with SUSE being last and longest.

    I used CBTnugget with SPowers (he hit all the marks of content)and whatever tests I could find.
    I was amazed how many (close to 15 of the 60) were repeated from sample tests etc.

    I have hands on and practical experience but I found the tests to be hard. Test 102, I did better and it was easier for me.
    Good luck.
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