LPIC vs Linux+

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by Jaron78, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    So I am really confused and wondered if anyone could shed some light.

    I was hoping to start my Linux+ in a couple of weeks. I like Linux, it would really add something to my CV and its something I can see myself using on a permanent basis.

    Then after doing a bit of research, I came across the LPIC 1 & 2 and now I am really confused! Is one better than the other? Is one more prominent in the Job Sector? Apart from the cost, is there much difference? Am I better off going for LPIC 1/2 over Linux+?
     
  2. dmarsh

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    Seriously I wouldn't worry about certification, I'd just start using Linux as much as you can and learning about bash, bash scripting, containers, docker, filesystem, package managers, ssh, etc.

    Maybe something like this :-
    https://app.pluralsight.com/paths/skills/lpi-linux-essentials-010-160

    If your main machine is windows I'd consider dual booting it, or at least setting up a Linux VM, or maybe trying stuff like git-bash, cygwin, chocolaty, etc.

    You could also try Windows Subsystem for Linux, but its best to try dual boot or VM first so you have an idea what is native Linux.
     
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    Seriously I wouldn't worry about certification, I'd just start using Linux as much as you can and learning about bash, bash scripting, containers, docker, filesystem, package managers, ssh, etc.

    Maybe something like this :-
    https://app.pluralsight.com/paths/skills/lpi-linux-essentials-010-160

    If your main machine is windows I'd consider dual booting it, or at least setting up a Linux VM, or maybe trying stuff like git-bash, cygwin, chocolaty, etc.

    You could also try Windows Subsystem for Linux, but its best to try dual boot or VM first so you have an idea what is native Linux.
     
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  4. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Thanks @dmarsh
    Ive got a couple of VM's up and running with CentOS and Ubuntu.
    Id also like to get Arch up and running too.

    Do have a desktop machine that I could also build as a Linux machine and get that fired up.
     
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  6. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Thanks Chaps. I think I am going to look at getting my CCNP to be honest.
    As you say, keep Linux as a hobby.
     

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