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:
This direct message via my Facebook account is certainly one of the reasons why!
I just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into your A+ course on cbtnuggets. I’ve always been great with computers, building, troubleshooting etc… However, doing well in school especially when it comes to testing was never my strong suit. I was never good at studying effectively and always felt lost and never knew where to start or how to hone in on the parts I needed to focus on.
There were lots of days I dreaded coming home telling my father my grades or how a big test went. It was never that I didn’t try, it’s just the studying/learning process in schools at the time never worked for me. Thus I started college but after one semester it was just the same struggles as high school, so I gave up on perusing a career in my passion. Until I just couldn’t stand doing what I was for a living anymore. I got sick of it and said screw it – I’m going for some certs til I get out of this job. I had tried in the past but I wasn’t looking for a boot camp, or a tech school with 10,000 dollars six-month training programs.
I found your courses, the way they were structured to break it down into manageable chunks, the flashcards! OMG, the flashcards. I have never used a flashcard system for more than 2 min in my life, but the fact that you can choose how often they cycle through for the ones you know vs don’t know was amazing!
Anyway long story short, I could barely even tell my Dad over the phone, due to the fact that I was crying about being able to tell him I did well and that I knew he would be proud of me, and that I not only just passed my 902, I passed with a 91% (824/900).
I’m 35 years old, and I never imagined other than maybe when my wife and I finally decide to have a kid, that I’d by crying conveying the good news to my father or mother.
Thank you so very much,
and I look forward to more certs in the future!”
So you may have noticed there are not a TON of resources out there for CASP+ like there are for other CompTIA certifications. Let’s face it – everything pales in comparison to CompTIA A+ and Network+ (not to mention Security+).
You will note that I have been making quick, fun quizzes for you here at the blog to give you a sense for the types of information you must know and the level to which you need to know it. Here is a link to the first of the five quizzes.
But what about other resources? Well, I skimmed through the textbook below and I can definitely endorse it! If you are interested in supporting this blog in a small way, be sure to make your purchase using the link below!
As far as Practice Exams go, I will try some more digging, but this blog site may be the best option as there are just not full practice exams yet I have found that we can trust! Have no fear…if you keep taking and enjoying mine – I will keep making them!
As you study, you will want to track your progress against the official exam objectives from CompTIA: