Linux Academy gives me a great help to earn my LPIC 1 certification. I take the new 101-500 and 102-500 exam. Even there are some questions which doesn't cover in Linux Academy but its contents not only help me to handle issues in production environment but also assist me to pass the new exams.
If someone doesn't take 500 series exam I can give you some hint that you need to study other materials or already have some background in Linux. Because 500 exam will ask the same thing but in different and tricky approach you need to think and combine what you have learnt in order to get the answer right.
For the 101-500, I failed for the first time but for the second time I passed. For 102-500 I passed with one time.
I need to thank Terry and Kenny. They prepared well for the LPIC 1 course material.
I will continue to get my LPIC 2 certification in near future.
Don't give up and work hard together !!