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    Default Studying LPIC1 and LPIC2 before RHCSA? Is it waste of time?

    Hi guys, just want to get some suggestions.

    I just finished studying Linux Essentials and I'm in the process of polishing my basic Linux skills.

    On my path to RHCSA certification, what I actually set on my study time line are: Linux Essentials > LPIC1 > RHCSA then probably get my certification by next year.

    While browsing some forums, I found out that some suggestion says skip the LPIC series and go directly to RHCSA. Some other says Linux Essentials then LPIC1 and LPIC2 then RHCSA.

    Is it worth it to add LPIC2 from my original study time line?

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Thanks!
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    I don't know... There are a lot more job ads asking for Red Hat than LPI, but I feel like the LPIC-1 taught me more useful skills than most of my certs. Couldn't hurt to read through the info to get the basics of Debian under your belt, even if you don't take the test.
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    I would say study the LPIC material but skip the test as their certs don't seem to have much market value unlike Red Hat ones.
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    Why not follow this path instead LFCS>>>RHCSA
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    I actually read up on the Linux Essential/LPIC-1 topics. I was reviewing the Linux+ Sybex book as if I was studying and preparing to take the exams when in fact I didn't. After being burned by the ROI from some of my older certs that are now expired, I couldn't afford to make the same mistake, wasting money on certs that only test your written knowledge such as multiple choices/fill-in-the-blank.

    So after I was done reviewing, I started the RHCSA and passed it after a while. Glad I made this decision. You can use the same approach for any certs if you don't want to actually spend money to take the exams, but to learn the materials to fill in the knowledge gaps.
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    LPI certs pack good knowledge and are vendor neutral but not as well known as Red Hat.

    Red Hat exams including RHCSA are hands-on, no questions. Your experience with RHEL and practise in labs really matters.
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    Go straight for RHCSA. While you will build and tear down your lab you will learn alot and many of the troubleshooting you will do in the process will help you on the job later. As for the market value Red Hat certs dont have oponent on the Linux side. In the last year I kept interviewing people for both entry level sysadmins and experienced ones.

    Red Hat certified guys always were better than LPIC ones. Got one or 2 that were both and hired them but the interviewing experience confirmed me that learning for RH certs helps you on the tehnical side.
    Experience matters but when interviewing for entry level(experience was not required) I could not find 1 LPIC guy that I could hire.
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    I think this depends on what you already know. If you're new to Linux, I'd say study the materials, but skip the exam/certs for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2. But you certainly can learn from the material. If this is all review for you or such, then it's up to you.
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    Appreciate all of the responses.

    I've decided to include LPIC-2 to my original study time line.

    Thanks again!
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    I think that yyour path is the best path, specially if you have the Sander van Vugt's Videos (Livelessons).

    Sybex book is good and i read a lot of positive opinions of this one>
    https://www.amazon.com/UNIX-Linux-System-Administration-Handbook/dp/0134277554/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534489057&sr=1-1&keywords=unix+and+linux+system+administration+ha ndbook

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