This post has been rattling away in my head for a couple of days, not least
because of the deafening silence it has been greeted with. First of all, I
have the CompTIA Linux+ certification, I bought a book aimed at teaching me
what I needed to know for the examination, then I bought a voucher for the
exam, booked an examination at a testing centre (there was two types, and I
stuffed it up and had to go to Auckland, but there were testing centres here
in Hamilton), no schooling required.
I then sat (and passed) the multi-choice exam.
The only prerequisite that I didn't gain from the book was someone had
previously taught me how to partition a drive, and install Linux.
On a scale of difficulty I would rate the exam as more difficult than, for
example, CompTIA A+ OS, the book and the exam covered a wide range of
Administration tasks, some were out of date when I sat the exam (2004) but
most I have found useful since
Job wise, the silence greeting your post may be indicative of what most
employers will think when you mention it. RHCE seems to be widely recognised,
and Im myself keen to find out more about that certification.
In summary, CompTIA Linux+ is best for starting out, gives you a goal, and
does broadly introduce you to many concepts.
On Monday 17 July 2006 14:39, Eric Light wrote:
My name is Eric, I've been following this list for about two years now
but haven't had occasion to actually make a post until now... I've been
looking for a training institute which offers a course towards the
CompTIA Linux+ certificate. I was offered a scholarship in Auckland for
such a course, but I'm really looking for somewhere in Hamilton.
My experience with Linux is minimal - I've installed a few older
versions of Mandrake in the past, and more recently got most of a server
going with Ubuntu. But I still honestly don't really know what I'm
doing, and most of the time I rely on programs which feature a GUI. I'd
like to get away from that.
I've called Hamilton Business School
) who seem to be the
only ones in Hamilton offering the course, but their Linux tutor has
recently left the company and so they're not offering the course at the
Does anyone know of a Hamilton training provider where I could do
something along the lines of a 20-week course via Student Loan?
Thanks in advance,
- Eric Light
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