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Learn Linux Now!

Just try and stop watching this show!

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
Don in action!!!

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:

  • Performing Basic Linux Tasks
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Managing Permissions and Ownership
  • Managing Storage
  • Managing Files and Directories
  • Managing Kernel Modules
  • Managing the Linux Boot Process
  • Managing System Components
  • Managing Devices
  • Managing Networking
  • Managing Packages and Software
  • Securing Linux Systems
  • Working with Bash Scripts
  • Automating Tasks
  • Installing Linux

Get started today learning for FREE! https://www.itpro.tv/plans/personal/

Thank You ITProTV!!!

Always the observant one, I have driven by the Florida highway exit for ITProTV many times! I guess I really did think their HQ would be in California! It turns out, Gainesville, Florida is famous for more than just the Gators (and gators). 

Many IT training companies have thought about trying the ITProTV “Hollywood” approach, but few even try and execute it. Those that do typically fail rather spectacularly and publicly. ITProTV, on the other hand, nails it.

I am currently enjoying their Intro to Ansible course and quickly remembered why so many companies were thinking of trying to lead at this (I was with one called KnowledgeNet many years back). Two trainers are way better than one, and they do actual professional video production. And we all love watching television. In fact, this allows you to binge (even in the free account tier!)

ITProTV absolutely pops and sounds terrific on today’s mobile devices. I am not sure about you, but after hammering away at a keyboard for hours each day, I really like propping the pillows and jamming some DevOps training on the iPhone 11 Huge Max or whatever the heck it’s called.

Enjoy my quick little photo tour, which really undersells how amazing it is. We are talking numerous uniquely designed sets that are fun to perform in, and even more fun to watch. I can’t wait to appear in some upcoming episodes!

Enjoy a Free Personal Account that never expires. Should you want to upgrade, that starts as a free trial. Entire starter courses are in the free account tier, like CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals. A perfect first step for an upcoming addict. 🙂 In a super cool move, they even broadcast live into the free tier. Always something cool to check out. Here is a link to the personal plans. There are also business plans available.

New CBT Nuggets Course: Palo Alto Networks 8.x

Palo Alto

CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker released his new Palo Alto Networks 8.x course, which prepares learners to configure and manage Palo Alto’s next-generation firewall.

While the Getting Started with Palo Alto Firewalls 8.x and Using Palo Alto v8.x Advanced Features courses don’t map directly to certification, they can be a resource in assisting IT professionals preparing for Palo Alto Networks certification exams including:

  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

This course covers these topics:

  • Configuring interfaces, security zones, rules, and NAT
  • Using traffic logs to verify network activity
  • Managing security policies

This course includes:

  • 51 videos
  • In-video quiz questions