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Mark Lau
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I took the exam this morning. The problems are difficult. You have to be careful about the command options.
The book I used is LPIC1 certification bible by Nash & Nash. It is not good!
Why?
1. It does not have a real hardware section, whereas I had 7 questions about hardware. Well, the book does have a hardware section, but it only talks about minimum hard ware requirement to install linux.
2. The mock exams that come with the book serverely misled me. They do not reflect the level difficulty of the real exam and the style of the mock exam problems do not match those of the real exam.
3. The book never mentions anything about journalling file system.
Any good book to recommend? I have ordered O'Reilly's LPIC in a Nutshell. Dont' know if is good. Please share with us your LPIC experiences.
[ September 09, 2003: Message edited by: Gene Chao ]
 
Alton Hernandez
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Hi Gene,
Sorry to hear that But don't be discouraged, you can take it again.
I agree with you that the right reading materials and review books can influence the result of your exam. The problem with LPIC is that there are so many subjects to cover, from hardware to software. And some of the subjects are not really particular to Linux. Some are networking related, like TCP/IP, and some are more related to Unix in general. The good thing is that the test is divided into two parts so that your review can concentrate on a smaller part.
As I've had said in my last post, I used the O'Reilly's one. But from your post, it looks like they had made some changes since the last time I took it. For one, I did not encounter any question related to JFS. In fact, my copy of 'LPIC in a Nutshell' does not cover this subject.
During my review, I did not just rely on one book. Review books are good for keeping you on track, but it does not give in-depth explanations. So I would suggest that you rely on other books as well.
Hope this helps and I hope that you will pass on your 2nd try.
[ September 09, 2003: Message edited by: Alton Hernandez ]
 
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