So I made the “mistake” late last night of starting the Linux+ show at ITPro.TV ! Oh my goodness! I could not stop watching. And here I thought I knew Linux. This show is truly binge-worthy, and I would challenge anyone to find me superior online, self-paced Linux training. (I have tried them all, including videos from the Linux Academy!)
What makes this training so special is a long list:
The “two trainers are better than one” modality
Don Pezet’s deep knowledge and enthusiasm for everything Linux
The depth of the coverage – I even loved the intro episodes covering the origins of Linux and details I NEVER knew
Don’s ability to make Linux so simple and fun to learn
The Hands-On Labs to practice what I just learned
The pace of the episodes
The episode lengths which always seemed “just right”
The remarkable quality of the production; everyone is trying to do video now – and most are failing miserably – ITProTV is the gold standard for true video training
Again – I challenge you – find me superior Linux training on the InterWeb. 🙂 This show I was watching was the official Linux+ training covering the very latest version of the CompTIA exam. NOTE: There were many other Linux shows that I could have picked from!
If you are interested in obtaining your Linux+ certification, then this show is definitely for you. ITProTV took great care to map the episodes very closely to the specific exam objectives. Sections include:
So I am sure many of my readers can identify with this…chatting with a dear family member and they mention their old Toshiba laptop is now basically a brick due to years of malware downloads and failed Windows updates.
“Hey, back up whatever you might want off that thing and bring it over the house,” I reply. “In fact, you picked a perfect time, we have about a month or so under the Windows 10 is free plan from the ever so generous Microsoft Corporation.”
When did things start to go horribly wrong? When my stepfather walked in and I opened the Toshiba (a real monster in size) and I saw a little sticker on the keyboard…Windows Vista. Uh oh. Windows 10 ain’t a free upgrade from that. I guess the rational there is, if you stuck with the crappy OS for this long, you deserve the brick!
“Sorry Dad, no free upgrade for you. Windows 10 is around $100 bucks, but this old laptop is just not worth that investment. We can go grab you a new one for about $250. That would be money better spent…”
Just then, it hit me…”hey, what are you using this for???” The answer – like so many these days – one thing…INTERNET.
Hello Ubuntu!!!! It is so wonderful to have choices. A quick download of the 32-bit ISO, a quick burn to DVD, a quick boot to DVD, and an efficient scorched Earth install of his new OS. Needless to say, he was stunned to see performance of his desktop like he could never remember.
As my readers know – I am a huge fan of almost all things Microsoft. With that said, it is so important for us to have choices today. And today I certainly found that important.
One of the things that is so incredibly exciting about a CBT Nuggets subscription is all of the content that is constantly in production. Many of these titles require work outside of the virtual classroom, so it makes perfect sense to watch a video or two each week as they are produced, and then be practicing and doing the out of class work as you go.