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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:17 am    Post subject: LPI certification books Reply with quote

For reasons too numerous to mention at this point, I'm strongly considering an LPI certification. I'm associated with a number of IT recruiters including Manpower Professional. Through my Manpower association, I have access to free eLearning that maps to both the Linux+ and LPI 101 and 102 exams. The LPI offerings are from an obviously more "Linux-centric" source and they scale from junior to at least intermediate skill/knowledge levels, so they seem to be the better choice.

To complement the eLearning, I'm considering supplementing my resources with some text material. My two top choices are:

LPIC 1 Certification Bible
by Jason Nash & Angie Nash - published by Hungry Minds USA
ISBN 0764547720

and

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (May 2001)
by Jeffrey Dean, published by O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN 1-56592-748-6

The "Certification Bible" got mixed reviews on Amazon but I really need a "large" text to act as a main tutorial guide. My understanding of "Nutshell" is that it's more of a reference book...briefer...perhaps more focused as a memory refresher once you've completed your main study.

Other books I've seen listed are:

LPIC Prep Kit 101 General Linux 1
by Theresa Hadden Martinez - published by Macmillan USA
ISBN 0789722925

LPI General Linux I: Exam 101 Exam Cram
by Emmett Dulaney - published by Coriolis Group
ISBN 1576109232

LPI General Linux II: Exam 102 Exam Cram
by Emmett Dulaney - published by Coriolis Group
ISBN 1576109623

LPI Linux Certification Study Guide
by Ed Sawicki with Brian Horakh and Eric Gunnett - published by Sybex
ISBN 0782129072

Of course Coriolis is long gone, but Cram Exam II has been reborn. The Sybex book listed above is a bit of a mystery. I can't find it anywhere. Either it's sold out because it's just that good, or it was such a dog, that it has gone the way of the dodo bird.

Any comments or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks, gang. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the two Coriolis books and was disappointed. I met Chris Hare many moons ago while doing tech support for the **real** SCO and know his work from SysAdmin magazine. I aslo did a n editorial reivew of Emmett Dulaney's A+ book. So, it made the disappointment worse. There were a lot of places where things were stated that can been disproved simply by looking at the system or trying it out yourself. They do have alot of useful info, plus the practice quizzes are nice.

The O'Reilly book is a reference and not so much a tutorial. However, it is worth having even a just a good Linux reference and not necessarily for the certification prep. As far a "Bible" books, I have problems with anything with "Bible" in their name. Seems like they try to sell the book by its cover (or title).

Sybex books often seem to be rehases of the manuals and make their books extra big with a lot of white space and a large typeface simply to make it look like you are getting more info for your money. However, they have produced some good stuff. Be careful, however. The wanted me to do a Linux book for them and were going to include a license agreement that said you could **not** copy the Linux software they were going to provide on the CD. When I told them to take it out and they wouldn't I told them to find someone else as I was not going to be involved in a project with people who had no clue about how the GPL worked.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like deja vu doesn't it, Jim?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote]Sounds like deja vu doesn't it, Jim?[/quote]Just trying to start a conversation. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I don't understand much. I hope someone can explain this thing more.

Regards,
James
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings. What did you have in mind, James? Oh...and I deleted the link you posted as we'd prefer you don't spam us. Thanks.
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