To share with others, these are the products I used. The O'Reilly LPI Certification in a nutshell, the Roderick W Smith LPIC-1 Study Guide Third Edition and Linux Academy. Plus the local community college offered a course 2 years ago, took the course but it was material I already was familiar with. The two books were helpful as it offered more sample questions, or asking questions in a different way. Certainly, Linux Academy, videos, and the study guide were very critical to passing. By the way, I had one of those student composition notebooks 9X7, the kind students use and pretty much filled it up taking notes from Terry's videos. A sort of distraction is using Solaris at work. The commands are the same, but there is a lot of parameters and arguments are different. Plus, we mostly use C and tcsh, and not bash - although bash is available and I tend to lean towards using bash. So that is about how this went for me. Looking forward to continuing on. Looking forward to getting the certificate in the mail. Take care my freinds.