Change of plans…

a+The A+ certification… My earlier planning is not going to happen, for now. This was it:

  1. Earn the LPI Linux Essentials certification – Exam code LPI 010-150
  2. Earn the CompTIA Linux+ certification – Exam codes LX0-103 and LX0-104
  3. The CompTIA Linux+ certifications earns me the LPIC-01 from LPI after following these instructions (at the bottom)
  4. Therefore the next step would be to earn the LPIC-02 certifications – Exam codes 201-450 and 202-450

So now what?

After some debating and a lot of doubt I want to take the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ courses and exams. It’s even a ‘Recommended Experience’ when you do a few clicks through the Linux+ pages:

Recommended experience – CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience.

The 12 months of Linux admin experience I can’t do unfortunately, but the others I can. I’ve used Pluralsight before and am very satisfied with them and their courses. They work with ‘paths’ and I’m doing the ‘CompTIA A+ path’ at the moment: 40 hours of video material. I want to do my first exam this Friday. It’s going to be close.

Enter the A+ certification

So this is going to be my new path:

  1. Earn the LPI Linux Essentials certification – Exam code LPI 010-150
  2. Take the CompTIA A+ courses and exams – Exam codes 220-901 and 220-902
  3. Take the CompTIA Network+ courses and exams – Exam code N10-006
  4. Earn the CompTIA Linux+ certification – Exam codes LX0-103 and LX0-104
  5. The CompTIA Linux+ certifications earns me the LPIC-01 from LPI after following these instructions (at the bottom)
  6. Therefore the next step would be to earn the LPIC-02 certifications – Exam codes 201-450 and 202-450

It’s some serious work, time and effort for knowledge that I already should know after 18 years of IT experience, but I think it’s worth it! Freshen up that knowledge, the experience itself and eventually the gratification of getting these certification!

UPDATE: Passed 220-901 exam, the first CompTIA A+ exam. One to go!

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