So LPIC. Linux Professional Institute Certification. For the sake of blogginess I will post what I'm doing this year (even though YOU know). I will study for the LPIC 1 certification first semester. It is composed of two exams. As you can hopefully discern from the name of the cert this is a cert for Linux (Professionals!). The beginning of the book is all about basic computer things. I plan on buying another book (or you could buy me one with that budget of yours :) because this book is slightly outdated. The book assumes that there are still deb and rpm tests instead of one.
I will also work on a server but I'm not sure how that will work out at the moment. Yup.