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    Linux Training Advice

    Hi Guys,
    Anybody got any advice as to what would be a good course to take for a Windows administrator who wants an intro to Linux? I have extensive experience with Windows networks but no Linux experience and have an opprtunity through the school's CPD program to take some instructor led training or possibly buy training materials.
    Any advice as to good courses gratefully appreciated.
    Cheers!!

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    Redhat. However it's

    They do a introduction to "Linux\Unix"

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    Depending upon what you want to achieve, I'd consider as matt has pointed out the Redhat courses, or if you just want a feel etc consider the Comptia Linux+.

    Failing that, poke around a bit looking on the net, that's how I've learnt over the years; no bit of paper though.

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    Issue 110 of Linux Format had a whole feature relating to Linux training... unfortunately that issue isn't available to non-subscribers on the net yet.

    Linux Format isn't a bad magazine and a subscription isn't very costly - it will give you ideas of things to play with too.

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    There is the LPI certification and that can tie in with Ubuntu certification as well.

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    schoolforge has some links:
    Training - Schoolforge-UK

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    Thanks to you all. Usefull advice there. LPI looks good and Redhat, as you say Matt40k, too many . Thanks again.
    Stuart

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    I've only ever seen 1 place ask for Novell qualificed people, they moved to Microsoft a month later!

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    I started out on a Novell network. Didn't stay there long!!

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    While researching the best 'certs' I decided on LPI and its vendor neutral and looked interesting and why would you want to concentrate on one distro when there is a generic one is beyond me (maybe later on).
    RHat is expsensive, Suse is now ms so was put off my that!

    Been studying LPI in a nutshell (Oreilly). There are 3 levels each requiring 2 exams. I think youd only want to do level one or two if your not in a *nix job, or unless you find it fun, lots of spare time etc.. Level 3 is specialised on particular areas

    What would be nice if I could go on a course pay for by the school say one afternoon a week!! Like industry or something but I havent seen the courses so doing in my spare time which takes forever around a family Exams are 75 quid each

    Plan on doing at least one level before I leave here though, maybe off to a Linux admin or developer!
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    The Linux+ course is the best way to start the world of linux qualifications. It is on the same level as the Comptia A+ course, and is recognised the world over.

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    I did comptia A+ and N+, what a joke, no harder than my 04/05 GCSE paper on the same subject. (yes 2005, I am only 19).

    I've been using Red Hat since 7.x (Psy) /8.0, switched to debian and then ubuntu. I've picked up what I need to know, but I have no formal qualifications, It would be nice to have them. However I wouldn't spend time doing something comptia again.

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    whilst that may be true, it is also the best starting point for linux. As from there you can go to LPI 2 and 3

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    You need to do LPI 1 before you do 2 and 3. LPI 1 is not simple

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