I have not yet taken the test, (am about 1/3 of the way through the book) so I cannot really indicate how well it is preparing me. That said, I find it a comfortable read and I appreciate the quizzes at the start and end of each chapter. Taking away form the experience is the number of errors in these said quizzes, where the answer they give you is directly contradicted in the text you are reading. this has left me with real concerns about the accuracy of the information I am being given.
After I have taken (and either passed or failed) the certification exam I will follow up my review, but at the moment I will give it a mixed "3*" review.
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CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide Hardcover – 12 November 2019
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At the impressionable age of 14, William “Bo” Rothwell crossed paths with a TRS-80 Micro Computer System (affectionally known as a “Trash 80”). Soon after, the adults responsible for Bo made the mistake of leaving him alone with the TSR-80. He immediately dismantled it and held his first computer class, showing his friends what made this “computer thing” work. Since that experience, Bo’s passion for understanding how computers work and sharing this knowledge with others has resulting in a rewarding career in IT training. His experience includes Linux, Unix, IT security, devops, and programming languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl, and BASH. He is the founder and lead instructor of One Course Source, an IT training organization. Ross Brunson has more than 25 years of experience as a Linux and open source trainer, training manager, and technologist and is author of the popular LPIC-1 Exam Cram 2 (Que Publishing) and the Pearson CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide (2014). Ross is currently a training architect at Linux Academy (www.linuxacademy.com), where he focuses on Linux and open source training, giving helpful talks at the various FLOSS shows, and supporting the amazing Linux Academy community. Ross has very recently been the certification architect at SUSE, where he helped redesign and modernize that program. Just before that, he spent five years as the director of member services for the Linux Professional Institute, where he contributed to placing several LPI courses into the Cisco Networking Academy, conducted dozens of train-the-trainer sessions, and provided sales enablement support for the worldwide Master Affiliate network, spanning more than 100 countries. Ross holds a number of key IT certifications and is author of several successful technical books and dozens of technical courses for major organizations (including the first U.S. LPI Certification Bootcamps). He is skilled at both contributing to and building community around IT products. Ross lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, with his family and enjoys traveling far and wide, participating in winter sports, photography, and playing the drums (although not everyone around him appreciates it).
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Easy to read, but so many errors...6 March 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
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Comprehenvise and targeted to exam objectives but...5 March 2021 - Published on Amazon.com
Comprehensive and targeted specifically for CompTIA's XK-004 exam objectives. I really haven't found any major problems except for Pearson's Test Prep software. You need the Portable Command Guide by William Rothwell in order to properly answer the questions on the test prep. I have come across a couple of errors or typos with specific Q&As and reported it but Pearson is slow in responding and updating obvious typo or error q&a content; replying back with canned "We have forwarded this to the author but it may be a while..." and I'm just thinking "You can see the typo if you actually read the Q&A I reported."
Great book easy to understand1 July 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Great book easy to understand. I'm almost through it now. Feeling confident about passing my exam. Do the review practice questions and review the key topics. Combine this with a practice lab like Boson practice labs to help you get hands on experience or Pearsonitcertification has a practice lab you can buy on there site.
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Read if taking the test.13 June 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
I am just getting into Linux and got this book and found it to be a little more advance then what I was needing. Had to get another book for beginners to get my base knowledge started. I will return back to this book at a later date.
Excellent resource7 February 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
The book goes in depth of all things linux but has more emphasis on systemd as oppose to init. Traditional way of Unix is supposed to be linux way of following the model, do one job and do it right. Systemd is more parallel which can lead to feature creep and unorganized crap. Other than that, the book is excellent resource for exam and as a resource itself.
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