The Complete Guide to Linux System Administration / Edition 1

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The second edition of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION is a comprehensive introduction to the Linux operating system that will prepare you to administer Linux in a real-world network environment. In addition, it will prepare you for the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) Certification, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification, and SAIR/GNU Linux Certified Administrator (LCA) Certification.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides an excellent foundation to understanding Red Hat Linux. It is as readable as any book on this subject that I have come across. Not only is it an excellent guide to Red Hat's certification, it is a fabulous introductory text book." - Chris Spreitler, Vatterott College

"I wish I had this Nick Wells book when I was just starting to study Red Hat. I will use this textbook the next time I teach Linux. The attention to detail is comprehensive, and complicated themes are examined and explained in language that anyone can understand." - Dave Venable, Boise State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780619216160
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/2/2004
  • Edition description: Book and 4 CDs
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 1,228,774
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Wells has written more than a dozen books on Linux, networking, security, and related topics. He has also trained students and professionals on four continents and prepared over 60 hours of video training on Linux certification. Mr. Wells is the founder of Wells IP Law, an intellectual property law firm. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), and a degree in linguistics.
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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Linux. 2. Exploring the Desktop. 3. Using the Shell. 4. Understanding Users and File Systems. 5. Understanding Text Processing. 6. Managing Processes. 7. Using Network Clients. 8. Installing Linux. 9. Understanding System Initialization. 10. Managing Software Packages and File Systems. 11. Managing Users. 12. Configuring Networks. 13. System and Kernel Management. 14. Writing Shell Scripts. 15. Linux Security. 16. Networked Information Systems. Appendix A: Linux+ Certification/LPIC 1 Objectives. Appendix B: Linux Professional Institute Level Two (LPIC 2) Objectives. Appendix C: Red Hat Certified Technician Objectives.
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