Certification path for 2018

Following my last post: what to do with certifications in 2018? What certification path to take? I’m still undecided to which route to go. But I have some thoughts. Last year has been absolutely ridiculous with certifications. I studied for and passed the exams for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, LPI Linux Essentials, CompTIA…

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Learning path for 2018

OK so big shift from CentOS to Debian coming up. What about knowledge? What will be my learning path for 2018? Last year I had the time to study a lot and I did. From almost zero Linux knowledge I’ve been learning a lot and I’m now installing Linux servers and services, maintaining a couple…

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CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Linux Administrator

Passed my exam! Proud to be able to call myself CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Linux Administrator certified. Now for the next steps, this is to be decided. A couple of topics have my interest at this moment. Wow, I’m really glad that I have this under my belt. It’s all not too shocking, I won’t…

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Addendum OSI model / PDUs

I would  like to make a small addendum to my previous post about the OSI model and PDUs. What was named quickly in the Network+ videos was what protocols actually function on which layers, which I found interesting. So let me enrich you with a few examples! To clarify a little bit, after mentioning the…

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OSI model and PDUs

Two concepts from my Network+ study: the OSI model and PDU. OSI stands for Open Systems Interconnect and is used as a conceptual model to ease data transmission and communication. Read more about it here and here. PDU stands for Protocol Data Unit and describes the unit that is being used on a particular layer…

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VI cheat sheet

VI (or VIM) are text editors that are on every Linux system, regardless of the distribution. Needless to say it’s essentials that you know your way around in this editor. Sure, you can install nano or pico or whatnot, but these are extra steps to take and maybe are not even available on a particular…

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The Linux directory structure

The Thunderbird post from earlier made me think some more about the Linux directory structure, hidden files and folders and what not. A few months back I took a basic Linux study at Udemy. There was a lot of ‘meh’ stuff but also a few handy bits and pieces. I took a lot of notes…

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CompTIA troubleshooting model

Following my random A+ rambling, I came across this during the first part of my A+ study and I think it’s good to get it on digital paper. CompTIA, like many others actually, introduced a troubleshooting model which every technician can follow to, well, do a good job. I’ve mixed the CompTIA approach with my…

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Random A+ stuff

In about 3 days I’ve crammed some 40 hours of video, taking notes, then studying them. Oh and then immediately take the exam of course. All videos are from my friends at Pluralsight and in this case from the CompTIA A+ certification path they offer. I’ve always liked learning by videos but never took the…

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Change of plans…

The A+ certification… My earlier planning is not going to happen, for now. This was it: Earn the LPI Linux Essentials certification – Exam code LPI 010-150 Earn the CompTIA Linux+ certification – Exam codes LX0-103 and LX0-104 The CompTIA Linux+ certifications earns me the LPIC-01 from LPI after following these instructions (at the bottom)…

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Linux Essentials 010-150 Exam

OMG I’m taking the Linux Essentials 010-150 exam tomorrow…! It’s so crazy always when I’m having an exam, I’m always nervous but often pass with some good grades. Let’s hope this is the case now as well. Beginning this year I started out with this one. This was the planning so that means I’m right…

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Udemy Linux essentials training

What also is going to be a recurring theme the coming weeks, just like transferring data to a new workstation, is some snippets and hopefully cool stuff from a Udemy Linux essentials training I took. I’ve finished it already the end of January but I still want to convert my written notes to digital notes….

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LPI Linux Essentials – Online training overview

I talked before about certifications. To pass the LPI Linux Essentials exam there are a few topics one should know. I’ll state them all in a few moments. One should also check which study materials to use. If I would believe the non-profit organization Linux Professional Institute (LPI) I would need a Linux Essentials Performance…

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Linux Certifications

Okay. Linux certifications. I want to get Linux certified. Last January I took an online Linux essentials training that I liked, but it is not from a specific path. I’ve already seen a few certifications but which is best? Which to choose? I think training sites will help me because I haven’t been much of…

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