Can some tell me is this the same as the Linux Essential Exam?
This is not the same. The Linux+ is generally equivalent to the LPIC-1 which is a step above the Linux Essentials. The new exam will be a bit different than past versions of the Linux+ however and a bit different even from the LPIC-1.
@sean so what practice path on here will prepare us for this test?
i'm currently studying the linux + -LPIC-1 class.
That is a excellent jvaunie. I'm currently taking the Linux Essentials course and then the LPIC-1 course once I pass the first exam.