New Course: LPIC-1 & CompTIA Linux+

Shawn Powers has just completed his LPI Linux LPIC-1 course and CompTIA Linux+ Prep course. This course covers Linux for Networking, System Administration, DevOps and more. It lasts five hours. This training prepares you to take either the LPIC-1 exam or the CompTIA Linux+ Prep. Passing both exams-sets earns you both certifications.
Shawn was our interviewee to learn more about learning Linux, the course design and his tips for conquering.
Q: Why should companies train their IT staff in this technology? The demand for Linux professionals is steady over the past several years and does not seem to be slowing down. It is a great way to compete with the shortage of Linux experts available for hire by training existing talent.
Q: What was your student perspective when creating this course for Linux? Most people who are interested in learning Linux have some technical background. This makes for a unique situation, where my students already have high intelligence. It’s not a “brilliant teacher/lowly student” relationship. It’s just two geeks learning Linux together.
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Start trainingQ: Do you have any tips for students that are outside the box to make the most of your course? Read the descriptions. I made sure that the nuggets’ contents were clear from the descriptions. You can skip the nugget if you already know and understand the entire description. You might not see all of my amazing drawings, but I guarantee none of them are on the exam!
Q: Which one of these real-world applications can someone expect to use? Honestly, the best skill in the real world is just being able to use Linux with ease and comfort.
Q: What was your favourite Nugget to make? The Nugget on IP Subnetting. It’s not an easy concept to grasp, but it’s amazing once you do. Although I’m not sure that most people will be as enthusiastic about IP subnetting, it’s one my favorite topics to teach!
Q: What were the obstacles you faced when creating this training? Even the latest version 4 update includes some skills that haven’t been used in mainstream usage for almost a decade. It was challenging to teach these objectives in a way that was educational and not just “teaching the test”. Although I believe I succeeded, it was sometimes a lesson in “why it’s not this way anymore.”
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