[lpi-discuss]Question about the test?
ross at brunson.org
Mon Apr 5 01:32:41 EDT 2004
On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 02:16, Mike Partyka wrote:
> Just thought i would say, i believe i am ready to take the LPI
> level 1 and the level 2 shortly thereafter.
> I have been using some training i got off Usenet and a book that goes
> along with it called "Linux+ In depth" by Jason W. Eckert and M. John
Mike, not to be an, ahem, "unbeliever", but if you're studying a Linux+
book to take LPIC Level 1 and soon thereafter Level 2, that Usenet study
material better be pretty darned good!
The objectives for Linux+ and LPIC Level 1 are not a very good
crossmatch, there's plenty of material in LPIC 1 that's not an objective
in Linux+, and Level 2 and Linux+ aren't even on the same PLANET!
> I think it's probably one of the best books i have ever looked at for
> really useful information in a very readable format. The only thing
> that worries me is the book (and the CBT course) is based on RedHat
> 7.3. I have a vmware installation of that along with RedHat Enterprise
> Linux 3 (At work we use at work RHEL 2.1 and 3 AS)
I have done a _lot_ of training for the LPIC Level 1 and Red Hat 7.3 and
the like are just fine, the exam was developed around that version and
of Debian 2.2/3.0 also. Kara has mentioned that any LSB-compliant
distribution will work, but RHEL is way out of line with the exams, (and
pretty much any other distribution, if you ask me...).
> My concern is that my traingin material is dated, as there are some
> pretty serious differences between 7.3 and RHEL, such as some of the
> Xwindows files, and especially the printing information. 7.3 being
> based on simply using the lpd and RHEL using CUPS. How current is the
> LPI level 1 and 2. Should i focus on the 7.3 material?
It's not that the exam is out of date, it's based on Linux as a whole,
not Red Hat in a corner. Studying using exclusively Red Hat will warp
your brain and cause little fedora-sporting bob young's to dance in your
peripheral vision. Load up a version of Knoppix in that VMWare distro
you have and get a second opinion on Linux from the masters.
> Or has the test kept pretty up to date and i'll need to be able to
> answer questions about CUPS?
Read the Objectives, you'll see that only LPD-related objectives are
there, and make sure to look at the permissions for the /etc/passwd and
/etc/shadow files on both RH 7.3 and Debian...
> Also, does anyone know of a source of good test prep questions?
Good Luck, and check out the cramsession.com LPIC Level 1 forum for more
tips and http://www.linuxtrainers.biz.
> Thanks, so much
> Mike Partyka
> Stonepath Logistics
> Minneapolis, MN
Ross at Brunson.org
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