[ubuntu-za] Training?

Paolo Gigante paolo.gigante.sa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 09:50:13 UTC 2017

Hi Bill,

Very true, redhat is an rpm based distro and Ubuntu uses apt. While the
redhat training does cover some distro specific topics, as a general linux
administration training course, they are quite good.

I looked at the link you sent and while I can't vouch for either the
training company or their material, the topics they cover do seem to be a
good intro to linux. My only concern was as I mentioned before, when I last
looked at the LPIC exams (about 3 years ago) the material seemed to be very
outdated. Things may have (hopefully) changed and been updated by now so
definitely worth looking into. I also found these guys who offer training
and the LPI exams with prices https://www.linuxcertification.co.za/
although they could probably do with investing in a decent web dev to
updated their site.


On 19 Sep 2017 3:38 pm, "Bill T" <bturner02.sa at gmail.com> wrote:

On 19/09/2017 15:45, Paolo Gigante wrote:

Hi Mike,

I am not too sure what generalised formal training there is in SA for
linux. It might be worth looking into a distribution specific course. I am
not too sure if there is an RHCSA/RHCE/RHCA equivalent for Ubuntu however I
know there are a few Redhat training sites in Jhb.


To be clear, I am not trying to push Redhat on Ubuntu users however I have
not really seen any generalized linux training that is as well maintained
as the Redhat cources. Last time I looked the the likes of the comptia
exam, they were still teaching people about IRQ conflicts between 28k
modems and mice. While the background knowledge and underlying concepts are
still vitally important to understand, in the real world, it in less common
to come across those issues.

Maybe someone can point you in the direction of more Ubuntu targeted
training. Let us know how you get on.


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Mike Stroud <stroudmw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been using linux for about 5 years now, and have become fairly
> comfortable with it. However, I've come to realise how much I don't know,
> and was considering some formal training... perhaps a COMPTIA Linux+
> certificate.
> Thanks,
> Mike
The thing is Redhat is an RPM based system so anyone comfortable with
Ubuntu may not find those courses suitable. A quick Google found :-


They offer Debian based courses which might be better.
Disclaimer - I have never used them so use caution - they look OK though.

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