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Linux+ vs. the LPIC-1

Discussion in 'Linux+' started by mcrilly, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. mcrilly

    mcrilly Byte Poster

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    After I complete my CCNA, I want to get my LPIC-1 or my Linux+. Although my end goal is to ultimately become a network engineer, I still feel I should keep my Linux skills up to scratch and certified - mainly for personal satisfaction and a love for Linux in the server arena, but also for potential employment options in the future.

    That being said which do I do, the Linux+ or the LPIC-1? I remember reading about the Linux+ and I could have sworn it stated that you can apply for your LPIC-1 if you pass it. Is this correct; is it the other way around or have I misread something somewhere along the line?

    Also which one is more prestigious?

    As a side note, I intend to take the RedHat route once I have bolted these basic certifications onto my CV. I do strongly believe, overtime, that Linux will continue to penetrate (more so) the enterprise and corporate world.
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA, RHCE, & VCP
  2. soundian

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    Whichever one you want, looks like they're the same thing now.
    CompTIA and LPI Join Forces to Advance Global Linux Workforce / What's New? / About LPI / Home - LPI -
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  3. mcrilly

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    Certifications: CCENT
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  4. soundian

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    No problem. I was interested myself, although I don't really have time to play with Linux much nowadays.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. mcrilly

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    If it's not in your day-to-day job, then having the time or inclination can be an issue. Luckily, I administrate about ten boxes.
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA, RHCE, & VCP
  6. soundian

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    I think you've got my job, it must be, it's the one I ordered. :biggrin
    I'm not jealous, not in the slightest :cry:

    I've just cracked open the Todd Lammle CCNA book I bought today. I've already passed the CCENT at work, and I'm aiming for the real CCENT now. All I need now is some good hands-on with the IOS, speedier subnetting and a refresher on all the basic networking concepts. From what I've seen, the Network+ covers most of the networking concepts so most if that bit is second nature to me now.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  7. mcrilly

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    Well it's mine! ALL MIIINNNEE! *EVIL LAUGH*

    I jest. I am lucky with my job really as I get to play with all kinds of stuff. After being in the job for a month, and having ZERO Cisco experience, I was installing, configuring and maintaining Cisco switches. The week after that I remember I was handed a Nokia firewall to flash - that got me some experience with IPSO. I've also handled 3Com stuff, Juniper, etc. It's all good fun.

    I used the official Cisco Press book for my ICND-1 and found it to be more than enough. I'm using the Cisco Press ICND-2 book for my, er, ICND-2 and I will book the exam a few months from now (because I can only study in the evenings and weekends, so I want to make sure I get enough time to read through the book).

    Where in the UK are you (if applicable)?
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA, RHCE, & VCP
  8. soundian

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    You're not helping.:cry:

    I might look at the ICND-1 book, I'll see how it goes with the Lammle book and the online course provided by my work. In fact, they'll probably have that book in their ebook section, I must remember to check.

    I'm in Edinburgh.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  9. mcrilly

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    Sorry buddy :(

    On that note though, I am learning how-to install a ZFS clustered file system... sorry.

    I'm sure the "Lammle" book will be fine. What is the online course like? Who is it run by? Is it a private course tailored for your employer or something anyone can buy?

    Do you have a lab? I think a CCENT/CCNA lab would be really cheap. In fact a CCENT lab would only consist of a switch (a 2900XL would do, but you would want something with IOS 12.2+ on it, so perhaps a 3500) and a 2500 or 2600 router, or maybe two routers so you can create a serial link between the two, simulating a leased line.

    That's a shame. That rules out being able to help you with my lab then.
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA, RHCE, & VCP
  10. mahart

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    Hi mcrilly,

    Mario here from PaulPaulito.com. We created study material to help you getting LPIC certificied. If you are interested, simply check it out. Obviously I am not allowed to create any link to lead you directly to out page...but hey...you are a Linux guy, you will find it if you want to ;-)

    Cheers,
    Mario
     
    Certifications: LPIC-1, LPIC-2, CLE 8-10, Solaris 10, ITIL, div. SUSE Linux certifications
    WIP: none
  11. ickle97116084

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    Good to see someone else from my neck of the woods! I am in Edinburgh also.
     
    Certifications: Bsc (Hons), Prince2 Foundation, Network+
  12. soundian

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    There's another couple of us on here.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job

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