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    Default New Linux+ = LPIC-1 !

    Appears CompTIA has partnered with LPI and CompTIA's new Linux+ will essentially include passing LPIC-101 & 102. So you will be dual certified! Not sure what will be required for current LPIC-1 holders to receive Linux+. Perhaps some sort of retroactive thing will be available. Interesting news though. Double certification: LPI and CompTIA in Partnership - Linux Magazine Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxG33k View Post
    Appears CompTIA has partnered with LPI and CompTIA's new Linux+ will essentially include passing LPIC-101 & 102. So you will be dual certified! Not sure what will be required for current LPIC-1 holders to receive Linux+. Perhaps some sort of retroactive thing will be available. Interesting news though. Double certification: LPI and CompTIA in Partnership - Linux Magazine Online

    Hahaha V beat you to it. JK

    Linux+ in the coming months

    That is pretty cool isn't it? I talked with an admin at my school who has said that the LPIC program is now able to get me out of Linux 1 and Linux 2 (advanced) so I will be going to get that later this year. That's 7 credit hours and potentially a 2 slots freed up since you have to take the classes in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Hahaha V beat you to it. JK
    Oops! Didn't mean to re-post sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxG33k View Post
    Oops! Didn't mean to re-post sorry!
    You posted a link to an article which was pretty cool. I just hope that my current Linux+ books will still mean something for the new exams.
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    Crap and I just passed the Linux+ back in December 09. I should have waited
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    So, once you take the new Linux+ you get this or there is now a "different" Linux+ cert that grants you the "+ LPI" tag?

    Kinda confused here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambuca69 View Post
    So, once you take the new Linux+ you get this or there is now a "different" Linux+ cert that grants you the "+ LPI" tag?

    Kinda confused here....
    CompTIA is adopting the 2 exams needed for LPIC-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    I just hope that my current Linux+ books will still mean something for the new exams.
    I hope so, too. It would be really bad if all the newly published Linux+ books were made obsolete. Besides people who bought that content, the authors and publishers would also be very mad at CompTIA.

    I think the content must have been very similar though, otherwise they wouldn't have done it. They probably wouldn't want all that time spent developing a new exam to go to waste.
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    I thought the same, the publisher invest a lot of money trying to create the new content and now this new, but for the industry I think is ok. Glad about this changes, these are my next exams after Windows 7
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    I think you are right, M. The material would have to be somewhat the same. I mean Comptia would have given the publishers the heads up about the test change, right?*



    *Assuming Comptia as a company is worth a damn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    I mean Comptia would have given the publishers the heads up about the test change, right?*



    *Assuming Comptia as a company is worth a damn...
    Yeah they would give a heads up just like the gave everyone a heads up they would expire their certs....
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    I think this is going to be good for CompTIA's reputation, and by that consequently good for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightShade03 View Post
    Yeah they would give a heads up just like the gave everyone a heads up they would expire their certs....
    All I am saying is that I already have a linux+ 2009 book and I wonder if sygress was notified before hand about that change. There were several books that came out as Linux+ 2009. I am sure comptia would have known about those projects and they should have stopped them.
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    I think they wanted to be the first in the market so after they see the beta exams and objective that they were planning for Linux+ 2009 they decided to release the new book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by impelse View Post
    I think they wanted to be the first in the market so after they see the beta exams and objective that they were planning for Linux+ 2009 they decided to release the new book.

    They would have to pay comptia for using the Linux+ Title. So they should have told them to wait. Oh well. The book shoulds still be good for general studying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    The book shoulds still be good for general studying.
    This is true.
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    Just to make sure I am reading this correctly, if you pass L+, you also earn LPIC-1? I'm actually interested in taking both exams.

    Certification in CompTIA Linux+, Powered by LPI, enables candidates to become certified in LPIC-1 as well, enabling further participation in the LPI program if the candidate chooses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoeneous View Post
    Just to make sure I am reading this correctly, if you pass L+, you also earn LPIC-1? I'm actually interested in taking both exams.
    I believe that's how it works.
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    Since you earn the LPIC-1 when you pass the L+, your then eligible to apply for the Novell CLA certification. So you'll be getting 3 certs for the cost of the L+
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve13ad View Post
    Since you earn the LPIC-1 when you pass the L+, your then eligible to apply for the Novell CLA certification. So you'll be getting 3 certs for the cost of the L+
    That hasn't been confirmed has it?

    Also you keep saying that like its a good thing. If you have never touched a novel box then how does having a cert that says novel in its name help your career.
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    The CLA covers that same entry level material as Linux+ and LPIC-1. It's not SUSE specific.

    Here's the press release form LPIC
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve13ad View Post
    The CLA covers that same entry level material as Linux+ and LPIC-1. It's not SUSE specific.

    Here's the press release form LPIC

    I also saw that press release. I am just saying that I don't know of anyone who has done the 3 for 1 deal yet so on paper yes it seems valid but I would like to see someone get all 3 certs. Maybe I will be the first around here later this year.


    Also I wasn't saying it was SUSE specific, I simply said it had novel in the name. Hiring managers would assume that if you had a novel cert, then you know something about novel (directory services, SUSE, etc). I wouldn't want a cert that references a company who makes products that I have very little knowledge of or no knowledge at all on my resume. That's just my opinion. Thats like cisco making a network+ cert called cisco networking foundation cert. Regardless of whether or not it covers the IOS at all, people are going to expect you to know something about cisco boxes, even if you have never touched a cisco box simply because cisco is in the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Also I wasn't saying it was SUSE specific, I simply said it had novel in the name. Hiring managers would assume that if you had a novel cert, then you know something about novel (directory services, SUSE, etc).
    well you don't HAVE to put everything on a resume unless you want to. anyways two for one might have just convinced me to eventually give this exam a shot.
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    But then what's the point of getting the cert if you aren't going to put it on your resume?
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