[lpi-discuss] looking for courseware
jstanger at prosoftlearning.com
Thu May 12 17:34:58 EDT 2005
Hi, Jeremy. This is the right forum. There are some pretty good, current
options out there. First, take a look at the following list of vendors
that provide courseware that has gone through a quality control program:
Yes, this list LPI-specific. However, I think you'll find that these
offerings are current and useful for general Linux instruction. This is
because all the courseware maps to LPI's certification exams, which
themselves are designed to test the most essential Linux administration
skills. David Horton has noted Bradford Learning, and they are listed on
the above page.
Before I continue, please understand that LPI derives no direct benefit
from any of these courses; LPI doesn't sell courseware. We simply want
to point people to training resources that help the community.
Some of the options at this link cost more than others. Quality and
other options also vary. There are many, many more options than this
list. Here are just a few:
Web-based learning: Makau (www.makaucorp) has various titles, including
general Linux as well as LPI. Good for both self study or classroom
situations. IBM's DeveloperWorks has just revised its free 101/102
materials, and they might be useful:
ComputerPREP (www.computerprep.com) has shell scripting and beginning
operating system security titles, and you'll find that Bradford Learning
(on the list at the top of this e-mail) has a good online Apache course.
I don't know of any courses for Spam Assassin. I found a reference to
some UK-based training on Google, but don't know anything about it
(http://ce.bromley.ac.uk/linux/sen.htm). Perhaps someone else on this
list knows of some.
Books: If you are interested in creating your own class with off the
shelf books (as opposed to courseware for instructor-led training), the
QUE book written by Ross Brunson called LPIC Exam Cram is quite good and
is available now. Oreilly's revised books *Linux in a Nutshell* and *LPI
Certification in a Nutshell* are coming out soon, as well. I think you
can tweak these books to meet your needs pretty easily. You can grab
these at Amazon.com, or at the respective publishing sites.
I'm sure folks will have lots to say about courseware that has been helpful.
Director, LPI US
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jstanger at lpi.org
David Horton wrote:
> The local community college in my area offers technical certifications
> and they are starting up an LPI program using courseware from Bradford
> Learning. I see that Bradford is also a sponsor of LPI. Might be a
> good place to start.
> Dave Horton
> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>>My question is not specific to LPI and if there is a more appropriate list
>>or forum to discuss this, please kindly point me to it.
>>I have had the opportunity to teach over 50 lectures and classes over the
>>past four years. In most cases, I spend a lot of time writing course
>>outlines and writing courseware. For the past few years, I have used LyX
>>which I really like to create printed courseware. And in most cases, I
>>just update my old materials for new classes.
>>I have also used out-of-date and limited Linux curriculum from elementK
>>and have reviewed Linux and Unix courseware from Guru Labs and Hewlett
>>Packard (and reviewed a lot of other courseware, but not Linux specific).
>>Where do you get your courseware? Please share your positive and negative
>>Do you know of any sites or lists of publishers that provide good Linux
>>related courseware? (Searching via google turns up a lot of noise.)
>>In particular at this time, I am looking for two-day Linux Sysadmin and
>>two-day Linux Security curriculum.
>>I am also interested in courseware for Apache web server administration,
>>mail server administration (including Spam Assassin), and Unix shell
>>I already have our own curriculum (except not for Spam Assassin yet), but
>>sometimes it is easier and quicker -- and so cheaper -- to use third-party
>>courseware (versus continually updating our own and printing, etc.). And
>>anyways, it is useful to help supplement too.
>>Any advice would be appreciated.
>> Jeremy C. Reed
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