Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Linux certification info

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Beans
    36
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Lightbulb Linux certification info

    Guys,
    Here's the info I was discussing in IRC tonight:

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...AGX03&S_CMP=LP

    This is the free training materials for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI for short) certifications. I'm taking the LPI-101 test tomorrow morning, and hope to take the LPI-102 to complete my LPIC-1 certification within a few weeks.

    The one thing you won't find there is the necessary materials for the LPI-199 test for Ubuntu Certified Professional. I bought a book on that off of eBay for $28. I'll have my UCP by the first of October if I can help it.

    If anyone has any questions, please hit me up.

    - Dave (aka myrtlebeachbums)
    I support my bad habits with the money I save using open source software.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Beans
    47
    Distro
    Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Linux certification info

    now, that sounds like something I would be interested in. I don't know how successful I will be but I will definitely check it out further, and yes xarquid, I did fall asleep!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Beans
    36
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Linux certification info

    Quote Originally Posted by recluse2 View Post
    now, that sounds like something I would be interested in. I don't know how successful I will be but I will definitely check it out further, and yes xarquid, I did fall asleep!
    I should mention that for those that have the skills, the place where I work is always looking for unix/linux admins and security analysts. Knowledge of Unix/Linux, TCP/IP, and such is a lot of what they look for. They've got offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and Myrtle Beach. Pay's decent too. If anyone's interested, private message me and I can tell you more.
    I support my bad habits with the money I save using open source software.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Beans
    36
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Linux certification info

    First off - I passed the LPI 101 exam today. I am far from happy with my score, but I'm also someone with high testing expectations after 4.0'ing my Masters in Network Security. The important thing is it doesn't matter what score I passed it with as long as I passed, which I did.

    Here's the break down of sections they test on:
    - Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Heirarchy Standards
    - Hardware and Architecture
    - Linux Installation and Package Management
    - The X Windows System
    - GNU and Unix Commands

    I can't stress it enough that you need to read over and and know the LPI 101 study materials on the IBM developer web or from some similar LPI study guide. I've been using Linux for nine years, and I learned some things reading those materials over.

    I can't divulge any specific questions as part of the NDA they make you agree to, but I will tell you that the Hardware and Architecture was, to me, the hardest part. There were some odd questions that threw me off. One asked about how to look up the specific settings for what I would consider to be a legacy port. I honestly had no clue. I still don't, but I'll find out just to satisfy my curiosity.

    I'll be taking the LPI-102 next, but unlike the LPI-101 I won't be rushing it. I'll pass it if it kills me though.
    I support my bad habits with the money I save using open source software.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Beans
    77
    Distro
    Xubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Linux certification info

    Congrats

    I'm also LPI 1 certified (101 and 102)

    And I also passed the LPI 199 exam (you might want that one too) which is the Ubuntu Certified professional.

    If you have the chance and you work with Linux, get certified
    "You Live by the Code, You Die by the Code."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Beans
    36
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Linux certification info

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Tiger View Post
    Congrats

    I'm also LPI 1 certified (101 and 102)

    And I also passed the LPI 199 exam (you might want that one too) which is the Ubuntu Certified professional.

    If you have the chance and you work with Linux, get certified
    First off - congratulations on getting certified!

    I've got the LPI 101 down, and am currently reading up in preparation for the LPI 102.

    I've got a book to study for the LPI-199 test. Frankly my attraction to the LPI certifications was the fact that I could take the LPI-199 to become a UCP.

    What was your impression of the LPI-199 exam?
    I support my bad habits with the money I save using open source software.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SC, USA
    Beans
    145

    Re: Linux certification info

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Tiger View Post
    Congrats

    I'm also LPI 1 certified (101 and 102)

    And I also passed the LPI 199 exam (you might want that one too) which is the Ubuntu Certified professional.

    If you have the chance and you work with Linux, get certified
    Is there a general Linux test that is not just "Ubuntu" -- the command structures are entirely different from Debian based systems to let's say Red Hat based systems. I know, from experience, most enterprises and organizations will favor RedHat (Fedora/CentOS or even plain ole RedHat) over Debian-based OSes. The commands are quite different and so is the layout of the land, so to speak.

    Does the test certification really state "Ubuntu Certification"?

    Thanks,

    - C

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    South Carolina, USA
    Beans
    186
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Linux certification info

    There's a hierarchy to it...

    You have to take the LPI101 and LPI102 to qualify to take the Ubuntu Certified Professional.

    The LPI exams are general linux. The UCP exam is Ubuntu only.

    http://www.lpi.org/index.php/eng/cer...d_professional

    Did you know that dolphins are so intelligent that within only hours of being placed in captivity, they can train humans to stand at the side of the pool and throw fish to them?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Beans
    36
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Linux certification info

    Quote Originally Posted by xarquid View Post
    Is there a general Linux test that is not just "Ubuntu" -- the command structures are entirely different from Debian based systems to let's say Red Hat based systems. I know, from experience, most enterprises and organizations will favor RedHat (Fedora/CentOS or even plain ole RedHat) over Debian-based OSes. The commands are quite different and so is the layout of the land, so to speak.

    Does the test certification really state "Ubuntu Certification"?

    Thanks,

    - C
    You can take the LPI-101 and LPI-102 to be LPI Level 1 certified. The LPI certification is distro agnostic. You can also proceed to LPI level's 2 and 3 without taking the LPI-199 to become an Ubuntu Certified Professional.

    I will tell you that having taken the LPI-101 exam, you do need to know both rpm and apt/dpkg commands. Knowing just one will leave you short on answering some exam questions.
    I support my bad habits with the money I save using open source software.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Beans
    3

    Question Re: Linux certification info

    Quote Originally Posted by bushda View Post
    You can take the LPI-101 and LPI-102 to be LPI Level 1 certified. The LPI certification is distro agnostic. You can also proceed to LPI level's 2 and 3 without taking the LPI-199 to become an Ubuntu Certified Professional.

    I will tell you that having taken the LPI-101 exam, you do need to know both rpm and apt/dpkg commands. Knowing just one will leave you short on answering some exam questions.

    According to what i read,
    there are quite a few books from amazon for LPIC 1,
    1 book for LPIC 1&2,
    and none for LPIC-3(not even IBM LPI exam prep covers 302).

    So, How easy or difficult is it to be certified as LPIC 1,2&3 ?

    would like to hear from some positive experiences ...


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •