It took some time but I finally achieved what I set out to do. For anyone else on the same road, or thinking about LPIC1, I recommend some book reading on the side. Most might not need it, the material is covered in the videos, but it helped me digest some of those topics that felt like were missing a foundation. I'm probably going to do some Red Hat labs and watch some nuggets while I decide which way to go next. My 1 year subscription is almost up, would it be possible to re-up at a discount as a current/prior enrollee? Thank you to everyone who posts their achievements. I find it motivational seeing so many goals being reached almost on a daily basis. Thank all of you at Linux Academy for the effort you put into your work!