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    That's sort of what I've been doing. I've got a huge word doc with about 80 commands on it and other important info. I'm using the snipping tool to screenshot each question on the domain test and I'm going to go through them again and enter the commands a few more times in the terminal.

    Great, that should work for you. To be honest, I didn't really use the book at all. I started reading it and the material wasn't sticking as it was going all over the place. I only referenced it a few times (for permissions, directories, etc). All I did was do the exercises in use LabSim and study all the practice questions. I watched a few videos but stopped as I got bored. The practice questions really helped me understand the material better. At first I thought I was only memorizing the information. But I soon realized that I was actually learning the material as I was able to pass all the practice tests in the book while only getting a few questions wrong (I hadn't even looked at the questions in the book). If I can do it I know you can do it (and I'm not a smart person). You can do this, just have to push through it.

    As for the 102 exam, that was another story. The LabSim was quite different from what was on the exam.
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    So you stopped doing the exercises too? It honestly feels like I wasted so much time going through those videos.

    I think I'm reasonably intelligent, but definitely not super smart or anything and I feel like a moron going through these questions.

    What is your advice on 102?
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    No, I still did the exercises. They seemed to help somewhat. Yea I feel like I wasted time going through the videos as well. Don't worry, that's how I felt as well with the practice questions. I was getting like 30% lol but after a few weeks I was doing much better. They are tough though.

    As soon as you start the 102, make sure you get in touch with a course mentor as they can give you some more advice and extra resources to prepare for the exam. One of them actually told me that the 102 test had many questions on it that weren't fair and shouldn't have been on there. The LabSim helped for maybe half of the exam, but the other part was different to say the least. I think I used some Skillsoft resources for the exam too.
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    I'm hoping to take the exam next weekend, but I have tons of time at work to study. So maybe today I'll try to go through some of the exercises and see if I can score a 90% on the exam with the screenshots I have to get the voucher issued and all of next week I can go through each practice question and apply it to the VMs I have setup.
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    Cool, sounds like a plan. Let us know how it goes or if you have any more questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markulous View Post
    I'm hoping to take the exam next weekend, but I have tons of time at work to study. So maybe today I'll try to go through some of the exercises and see if I can score a 90% on the exam with the screenshots I have to get the voucher issued and all of next week I can go through each practice question and apply it to the VMs I have setup.
    Are you only taking the 1st half? I say just take the damn thing (which you are) since WGU pays for 2 attempts. Only need a 500/800, you'll pass. I waited to take the ICND1&2 until I was seriously well versed. I'm definitely not trying to do that with Linux+ (there's value in knowledge, and knowledge is power, so I want to learn something out of this cert, but I'm starting a new position Monday and I'm not going to be dealing with Linux for at least awhile).

    But, I watched video 10 last night and meant to do 11, but fell asleep around 10pm and woke up at 1:30 AM with the lights and TV on. Such a ZzZ fest lol.
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    Cool, sounds like a plan. Let us know how it goes or if you have any more questions.
    Thanks! Everyone has been uber helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by hurricane1091 View Post
    Are you only taking the 1st half? I say just take the damn thing (which you are) since WGU pays for 2 attempts. Only need a 500/800, you'll pass. I waited to take the ICND1&2 until I was seriously well versed. I'm definitely not trying to do that with Linux+ (there's value in knowledge, and knowledge is power, so I want to learn something out of this cert, but I'm starting a new position Monday and I'm not going to be dealing with Linux for at least awhile).

    But, I watched video 10 last night and meant to do 11, but fell asleep around 10pm and woke up at 1:30 AM with the lights and TV on. Such a ZzZ fest lol.
    Yeah, I'm only taking the first half. If this was my MCSA, I'd be much more thorough, but I agree, I just want to get this over with. If I get a 500 and pass, I'm 100% ok with that.
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    Took the 101 practice exam and got an 87% and mentor said a 90% is needed to get the voucher, but hopefully that suffices. Granted I did Google a lot, but I won't tell him that.
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    Ugh...I scheduled the exam but the only available time they had that fits my schedule is May 9th. I wanted to take it this Saturday or even after work, but there wasn't anything I saw.
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    I'm aiming for next weekend (maybe too optimistic)
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    I'm aiming for next weekend (maybe too optimistic)
    Good luck! Post in this thread on how you do and I'll do the same. Going through the labsim exercises and practice tests more and more are giving me a bit more confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markulous View Post
    Ugh...I scheduled the exam but the only available time they had that fits my schedule is May 9th. I wanted to take it this Saturday or even after work, but there wasn't anything I saw.
    I hated when that happened. What I did is start scheduling the exams early into studying. That way I had a set date I knew I had to be ready to take the exam. Kind of gives you a little incentive to get crap done so you will be ready... instead of study study, then wait to take the exam while you have already peaked so to speak. I have been lucky enough to have awesome mentors (3) that I could just email and say I need an approval for xyz class and they would give it to me immediately. I hear some will not do this.

    I scored a 760 on 101 and 780 on 102. I do enjoy Linux A LOT. So studying was easier for me, I guess. The main thing on these exams are the fill in the blanks. If i remember correctly I had something like 18-20 of them. They will want commands, file paths, on almost all of them. Don't get to worried though. Plenty of redundant questions that you have seen on several of your cert test already. Things like protocols and ports, CIDR, SQL and basic networking commands. Be familiar with printing and how to manipulate users etc... you will be fine. Best of Luck.
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    Thanks!

    They make me take the practice exam and get a 90% typically before the voucher will be issued, so it's hard. I can Google the answers to get the answers right, but then it'd take me a couple weeks to study and that would probably look a little fishy.

    They have questions on CIDR and subnetting? Wow, I'd love to have some of those gimmies. I am pretty nervous about the fill in the blank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markulous View Post
    Thanks!

    They make me take the practice exam and get a 90% typically before the voucher will be issued, so it's hard. I can Google the answers to get the answers right, but then it'd take me a couple weeks to study and that would probably look a little fishy.

    They have questions on CIDR and subnetting? Wow, I'd love to have some of those gimmies. I am pretty nervous about the fill in the blank.
    I would try talking to you mentor and see if he/she won't ease up a bit to help you out. You can always change mentors. I haven't spoken to mine other than email or text message in months. It only made sense to me. I found it more difficult to study and be ready to take exam then have to wait 2 weeks for a spot to open. That is why early on I put the nix on that crap. All my mentors agreed. As long as you are making OTP and passing exams that's all they care about. The start getting fired when students aren't finishing their pulled courses in their allotted term. Not very fair if you ask me. The course mentors are the ones that should be more responsible IMO.... but that is a whole other topic lol.

    yup you will see... avail host on a /16 etc... you will be fine... remember not all of the questions even count toward your score. One thing to note!! Linux is very CASE SENSITIVE. ie... /etc/Skel is not the same as /etc/skel/
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    Ugh...I scheduled the exam but the only available time they had that fits my schedule is May 9th. I wanted to take it this Saturday or even after work, but there wasn't anything I saw.
    Did you try Arapahoe Community College? They typically have Saturday testing available.
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    I would try talking to you mentor and see if he/she won't ease up a bit to help you out. You can always change mentors. I haven't spoken to mine other than email or text message in months. It only made sense to me. I found it more difficult to study and be ready to take exam then have to wait 2 weeks for a spot to open. That is why early on I put the nix on that crap. All my mentors agreed. As long as you are making OTP and passing exams that's all they care about. The start getting fired when students aren't finishing their pulled courses in their allotted term. Not very fair if you ask me. The course mentors are the ones that should be more responsible IMO.... but that is a whole other topic lol.

    yup you will see... avail host on a /16 etc... you will be fine... remember not all of the questions even count toward your score. One thing to note!! Linux is very CASE SENSITIVE. ie... /etc/Skel is not the same as /etc/skel/
    Well, I'm almost done with the entire program, so I'm not really going to throw a fuss about anything. I've got 102, that SQL course (which is just an online exam, not a cert anymore) then my tech writing and Capstone.

    Wow, that's awesome they have gimme questions like that. Not once have I see anything like that on any of the LabSim practice questions for some reason.

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    Did you try Arapahoe Community College? They typically have Saturday testing available.
    No, I haven't checked there. I typically go to the tech school up on Airport Rd and 6th avenue. They have Saturday classes, but looks like they are just doing every other Saturday at this time. It's a bit closer to my house than anything near Littleton.
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    I have 6 videos left in the CBT series I'm finishing up this week so I'll let you know how I do when I take it. I only read the first 2 chapters so far, so I really need to do the 3 others. I should do all the labsims but I honestly might not. I've been labbing along side the CBT videos. It's hard because I started a Network Engineer position this week, and I started reading the CCNP book which is incredibly interesting, but I have to stay focused on Linux+ and it's hard because it's just not compelling, and I'm not going to need it in the near future.

    And I just searched up testing centers. There's one in the city that appears to be a 20 minute walk from where I work, so I'm going to aim to take it on the 14th around lunch and head over there.
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    I have 6 videos left in the CBT series I'm finishing up this week so I'll let you know how I do when I take it. I only read the first 2 chapters so far, so I really need to do the 3 others. I should do all the labsims but I honestly might not. I've been labbing along side the CBT videos. It's hard because I started a Network Engineer position this week, and I started reading the CCNP book which is incredibly interesting, but I have to stay focused on Linux+ and it's hard because it's just not compelling, and I'm not going to need it in the near future.

    And I just searched up testing centers. There's one in the city that appears to be a 20 minute walk from where I work, so I'm going to aim to take it on the 14th around lunch and head over there.
    The actual sims in Labsim have boosted my confidence quite a bit. I would definitely recommend them if you were as panicked as I was.
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    The actual sims in Labsim have boosted my confidence quite a bit. I would definitely recommend them if you were as panicked as I was.
    Ugh, I did not get a chance to study this weekend. I need to bang out 3 videos tonight and the other 3 tomorrow, and read the book weds/thurs/friday. Then going to try to do labsims and hopefully take the test next week. Super optimistic I know but we'll see.
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    Ugh, I did not get a chance to study this weekend. I need to bang out 3 videos tonight and the other 3 tomorrow, and read the book weds/thurs/friday. Then going to try to do labsims and hopefully take the test next week. Super optimistic I know but we'll see.
    You can do it! Hopefully we can both get this on the first try.
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    You can do it! Hopefully we can both get this on the first try.
    You're definitely more prepared lol. I'm hoping it doesn't bite me in the ass for the second part.
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    I will finish the last 2 CBT videos tonight and try and read some. Not sure 5/14 is realistic anymore unless I cram this weekend, but I do not think that will be possible do to family stuff on Saturday. Fell asleep last night after watching one video lol.
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    I will finish the last 2 CBT videos tonight and try and read some. Not sure 5/14 is realistic anymore unless I cram this weekend, but I do not think that will be possible do to family stuff on Saturday. Fell asleep last night after watching one video lol.
    I didn't watch all of them but they seemed like they had good info and followed along with the Linux+ objectives. Is there a huge rush to get it done for you? Might as well push it back a week if you need it.
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    No huge rush. I just would like to take the 2nd part by the end of June and leave myself 3 months to do Project+, Security+, and Java class. Realistically I probably don't need 3 months for those 3 things but rather be safe than sorry. I just want to be done Linux too lol. It's frustrating because I started this new position and am reading the CCNP Route book when I can, and that stuff directly impacts my life now and is so much more interesting!
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    I'm off to the test...Ugh not feeling so confident...
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