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How valid is the Linux + qualification

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by jk2447, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi All,

    I am currently working my way through the MCSE track but would also like to broaden my Linux knowledge. I work for a big firm and a lot of the jobs I see often require some sun solaris and Linux experience.

    My question is, would I be along the right track by studying for the Linux + qualification if my objective was to bolster my Microsoft experience with Linux knowledge?

    Any help would be much appreciated

    James
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    The linux+ is the entry level non-vendor specific qualification. I would say that if you wanted a general, entry level solid foundation of Linux go for it (as well as using Linux on a machine).

    -Ken
     
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  3. skulkerboyo

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  4. Big_nath

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    If you do the linux+ beta exam, it is only £69?! but you don't the result until september?
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks fellas, seems just what I was looking for. I've dabbled with a version of Linux and thought it was brilliant but I couldn't even extract a program or do much at all! I'll add the Linux + to my wish list. Thanks
    James
     
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  6. Metalstar

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    http://www.lpi.org/ might be of interest aswell. I am planning on doing this once I get N+ out of the way.
     
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thats great, thanks Metalstar. I see your a fallout 3 fan like me. What a game! :twisted:
     
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  8. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    :biggrin I am playing through it at the moment, it is great. 1+2 are still my favourites though!

    Shame we can't have the "Mysterious Stranger" perk to help with exams.
     
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  9. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha absolutely! I was devestated when I completed 3. Don't follow the main mission to find your dad all the time or you just complete the game! Do a load of side missions along the way because once its completed, you can't wonder around and do all the little missions :( :cry:
     
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  10. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    That is true. I find that a bit strange.

    Does the same count for the DLC?
     
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  11. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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  12. Metalstar

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    Ah, I play it on the PC - which is supposed to be ok apparently. Will see when I get to needing the DLC, Have hardly explored the map so far. Work/Other Half/Study etc seems to take priority over playing games :x
     
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  13. jk2447

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    Yeah I got all my gameage in while my girl was pregnant. We've just had a little boy so no games and hardly any study for me and my 291 exam is next wednesday!!!! :eek:
     
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  14. Metalstar

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    Wow, congrats! Make sure He grows up to be a gamer so you always have someone to play with :D
     
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  15. jk2447

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    Thanks mate, were made up. Just got to keep my studies on track best I can now. Resident Evil 5 for me if I pass 291 :twisted:
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    ...until that little boy gets old enough to use a mouse. Then, it's GAME ON, BABY!!! :yep

    I speak from experience. 8)
     
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  17. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    ha ha I just hope consoles get cheaper in the future . . . . !
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    Consoles, schmonsoles... use the computer for what God intended it to be used for: GAMING!!! 8)
     
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  19. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha I thought it was made for hacking! Xbox 360 is King! ha ha
     
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