I passed my Comptia linux+ certification today. I can say that with no formal training, I did it on my own.
It was a great learning process for me. And the knowledge gained on the journey of preparation for this exam (just like my A+ and Network+) was the true benefit. Not only do I have a certification of my knowledge, but I have greater and more in depth knowledge of Linux than when I began studying.
I owe much of my learning to my Slackintosh on the iBook and ubuntu iBook projects. You can read about them on this blog site here. It is true what they say, if you want to learn linux, use slack.
It will be a goal of mine, to share any of my knowledge of Linux to anyone who wants to learn. I’m also contemplating starting a lug in my area or finding some other way to contribute to the community.
Associates degree in Computer Networking (with a 4.0 gpa), A+, Network+, Linux+, and now I’m dusting off that Security+ book.