[lpi-discuss]Question about the test?
Duane.McGeean at CGI-Europe.com
Duane.McGeean at CGI-Europe.com
Tue Apr 6 04:48:11 EDT 2004
I am using the exact same book, and so far it seems fine !!!
From: Freddy Hurkmans [mailto:freddy.hurkmans at sioux.nl]
Sent: 05 April 2004 22:04
To: lpi-discuss at lpi.org
Subject: Re: [lpi-discuss]Question about the test?
I have an O'Reilly book here that's called: "LPI Linux certification in
a nutshell". I find the book very good and very usefull!
Good luck with your study!
Mike Partyka wrote:
> Ack! Now i am not so sure i am ready.
> That's very dissapointing to hear that the Linux+ and LPI are not very
> close to one another. Novell did some LPI prep training and that's
> what i was going through to prepare. In their presentation they
> reference pages in the book to look for more detail.
> If the objectives are so far disparate i wonder why they would use the
> Linux+ book?
> Could you recommend a book to take a look at that is only for LPI
> objectives? I looked on LPI.org and referenced some of the books they
> listed there on amazon to see what people were saying and none of the
> books seemed to be particularly well received. I know your somewhat
> conflicted since you do an lpi prep course. BTW, I tried to sell my
> company on it but the timing was unfortunate because we are working on
> a major application roll-out and they said they wanted that to be the
> focus and they would consider training later. I just didn't want to
> wait so i started hitting the books.
> I'd be happy to send you the Novell course i have been going through
> if you wanted to take a look. Or send you the a ROM, it's about 80M.
> Might be interesting for you to see all the materials out there that
> people can use.
> Well thanks for the warning in any case. It's difficult to satisfy the
> objectives of the test and yet become more proficient on the platform
> of choice at work. In the end you have to learn three or more ways to
> do the same thing on different distro's . . .<sighs> ahh well.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ross brunson" <ross at brunson.org>
> To: <lpi-discuss at lpi.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 12:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [lpi-discuss]Question about the test?
>>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
>>> 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
>>Ross at Brunson.org
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