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    Just getting some advice on the Linux+ courses I'm taking through WGU. The materials they have is the LabSim through Testout and the Sybex book. What I'm doing now is going through DansCourses.com | Computer Networking Classes Taught by Dan Alberghetti and referencing the LabSim when it says to do so. Any fill in the blanks, I reference the book (which I haven't used yet since this is my first week studying). Is this good enough to absorb this knowledge and pass the exams also? I'm a complete newbie to Linux but my goal is to pass the first exam this month and the second one in March studying/labbing a few hours a day.
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    Cybrary.it just came out with a free linux+ course they may interest you, I can't speak to the question you asked, as I have well over 5 Years of linux exposure and daily usage and could likely pass the exams without much issue. I'm reading through the Sybex book and plan to take the Linux+ in a week or two.

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    Is it safe to say that this is based on the 2015 requirements?
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    Is it safe to say that this is based on the 2015 requirements?
    Well it just came out, but I have not heard anything regarding a 2015 exam change for the Linux+ series yet. furthermore there will be a 3-6 month overlap period between the current exam series and any new exam series, so you should be able to knock this out prior to the new exam series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
    Cybrary.it just came out with a free linux+ course they may interest you, I can't speak to the question you asked, as I have well over 5 Years of linux exposure and daily usage and could likely pass the exams without much issue. I'm reading through the Sybex book and plan to take the Linux+ in a week or two.

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    Thanks!

    I wonder if I should try to use this in addition to danscourses and Testout. Lots of info so I guess I'll play it by ear. If I failed the LX0-101 exam, then I'll probably jump over to the Cybrary course to retake that one and to prep for the LX0-102.
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    I recall the LabSim covered the material fairly well, but it doesn't hurt to have other sources and real world experience. Definitely lab up and run a couple of distro's.
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    I recall the LabSim covered the material fairly well, but it doesn't hurt to have other sources and real world experience. Definitely lab up and run a couple of distro's.
    I've got Mint and Ubuntu up on virtualbox and they are distros a couple years old so hopefully those are good enough.
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    Something about that guy teaching the Testout videos annoyed the hell out of me.
    I felt like I was being taught linux by Woody Harrelson.

    I also used linuxacademy.com to help me through this course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiny View Post
    Something about that guy teaching the Testout videos annoyed the hell out of me.
    I felt like I was being taught linux by Woody Harrelson.
    That would be Rob Tracy. UMUC uses Labsim for a lot of their Microsoft/A+/N+/etc. courses. He annoys me as well.

    For those not familiar with him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG033L53zlE

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    I actually don't mind him at all. At least he isn't dull and dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markulous View Post
    I've got Mint and Ubuntu up on virtualbox and they are distros a couple years old so hopefully those are good enough.
    I've got Kali and Fedora running in VMs on top of Mint myself. Mint 17.1 was a really good update. I was using 15 and ran into issues -- mainly with Flash.

    The Linux Foundation also offers a free course on edx.org. https://www.edx.org/course/introduct...2#.VOGPzZjF9r8
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    Quote Originally Posted by markulous View Post
    I've got Mint and Ubuntu up on virtualbox and they are distros a couple years old so hopefully those are good enough.
    Get Debian, OpenSUSE, and CentOS. Questions on Linux+ have them mentioned from what I have been told.
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    Did not care for the WGU course. linuxacademy.com and a vm lab with half a dozen flavors of Linux was way better for me prepping and passing than the WGU material.
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    The WGU stuff was alright. I think taking your approach of a variety of different distros is the best plan, that's what I ended up doing and it paid off come exam time. I don't remember what my score was, but I know the test had a lot of command related questions and using different distros while preparing ended up being a boon for me. Good luck to all who are testing soon. Variety is the spice of life.
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    I'm about halfway through Dan's Courses and going through the Labsim. I'm still a little bored/disinterested but at least it's not like Project+ boring.
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    I took a two week break, but I'm back at it again. Looking at the objectives I still feel lost. I just want to bang this out ASAP to finish my degree. I really don't care about Linux at this point.
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    If you really just want to bang it out, force your self to emerge in it... reformat your PC to CentOS and dive in... then you'll gain the comfort level you need with linux, and if you really want to do it quickly... don't use a Desktop manager during startup and try to perform as much as you can from the CLI... it'll help with the fill in the blank questions on the exam where you'll need to be familiar with the commands and flags.
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    Yea I know the feeling. It took me almost 3 months to feel confident enough to take the 101 exam. What really helped me was going through the Labsim exercises and studying all the practice questions. Understanding why each answer was correct and incorrect really helped reinforce the material.
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    Are you currently studying for the first or second exam?
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    Are you currently studying for the first or second exam?
    The first one. I think I'm close to finishing Dan's Courses material for LX0-101. Although, I don't see on the site where 101 ends and 102 begins, but looking at the objectives for 102 I don't see anything I've gone over yet. I'm about to start Week 8 right now.
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    If you really just want to bang it out, force your self to emerge in it... reformat your PC to CentOS and dive in... then you'll gain the comfort level you need with linux, and if you really want to do it quickly... don't use a Desktop manager during startup and try to perform as much as you can from the CLI... it'll help with the fill in the blank questions on the exam where you'll need to be familiar with the commands and flags.
    That's good advice but unfortunately, my study time and distros are only at work and I am not able to do that.

    The thing that's killing me the most on these practice exams is the fill in the blank for the directories. There's no way I can remember all of these. Hopefully I can go back and forth a little and pull up a shell in one question to answer another question.
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    You won't have access to the shell in any of the questions on the exam.

    The easiest way to remember the directories is to make sure you fully understand the Linux FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) and lab as much as possible. Since you need to access those files/directories while labbing, you'll naturally start to remember where everything is located and what does what.

    You don't have a pc at home you can set up a small VM (no GUI) on?
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    I have a PC at home, it's just when I'm home I really don't have much time to study, whereas at work I have several hours.
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    I'm working on the Linux+ now. I'm 1 chapter through already and the first few videos into the CBT nuggets. It's kind of boring and I don't care about it too much either, but I look at it as being 10% done already. It's not nearly as hard as learning the CCNA material at least. I'm only a day into this but I've just been labbing alongside the book/video. Going as good as it can get I guess.
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