Linux+ Certification Study Guide

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The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's Linux+ Certification Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for this exam. Based on 200,000+ hours of IT training experience,the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations,plus the new ExamSim adaptive test engine.

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Overview

The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's Linux+ Certification Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for this exam. Based on 200,000+ hours of IT training experience,the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations,plus the new ExamSim adaptive test engine.

The Only Certification Study System Based on 200,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience

  • 100% Complete Coverage—All official test objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exam are covered in detail
  • Hands-on Exercises—Step-by-step instruction modeled after classroom labs
  • Exam Watch—Warnings based on thorough post-exam research identifying the most troublesome exam topics and how to answer them correctly
  • Three Types of Practice Questions—Knowledge,scenario,and lab-based questions,all with in-depth answers
  • From the Classroom—Discussions of important issues direct from the classroom

Full coverage of the topics you need to review,including how to:

  • Identify the purpose of a Linux machine based on predetermined customer requirements
  • Determine what software and services should be installed
  • Partition according to your preinstallation plan using fdisk
  • Select appropriate networking configuration and protocols
  • Create users and passwords during installation
  • Reconfigure X-Window with automated utilities
  • Load,remove,and edit list modules
  • Identify and change file permissions,modes,and types by using chmod,chown,and chgrp
  • Performadministrative tasks while logged in as root,and by using the su command
  • Monitor system log files regularly for errors,logins,and unusual activity
  • Describe troubleshooting best practices
  • Identify proper procedures for diagnosing and troubleshooting peripheral devices
CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software and the ExamSim test engine—more than 200 questions on CD

CertTrainer

  • e-Training—Self-paced review of key Linux+ topics,including exam tips
  • In-depth Links—Need more explanation? Topically relevant links provide detailed instruction
  • Skill Assessment—Test your knowledge with more than 200 challenging practice exam questions
  • Score Reports—Indicate subject areas requiring further study

ExamSim

  • Complete Practice Exam—A realistic Linux+ exam with questions found only on the CD-ROM
  • Review Mode—Analyze what you got wrong and why
  • Detailed Answers—Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong
  • Score Reports—Provide an overall assessment of your performance
PLUS

  • E-book—Electronic,searchable version of the Study Guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072134926
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Series: Certification Press Series
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vi
About the Authors ix
Acknowledgments xi
Preface xxxiii
Introduction xxxvii
1 Introduction to Linux 1
The Linux Community 4
Anyone for a Free Operating System? 5
Open Source: Fact and Fiction 6
Who Uses Linux and Why? 8
Introducing Linux Distributions 12
Linux Today 16
Summary 18
2 Networking Basics 19
Identify Basic Network Concepts, Including How a Network Works 21
Network Cabling 24
Signal Enemies 30
Networking Devices 31
Media Access Methods 38
Networking Standards 40
Network Protocols 42
Q&A 58
3 Hardware Configuration 69
Electrostatic Discharge 70
Identify Basic Terms, Concepts, and Functions of System Components 72
Memory 72
Storage Devices 84
Identify Proper Procedures for Installing and Configuring ATA Devices 85
Identify Proper Procedures for Installing and Configuring SCSI Devices 89
IEEE 1394 102
Universal Serial Bus 102
Identify Proper Procedures for Installing and Configuring Peripheral Devices 104
Cabling, Connectors, and Peripheral Ports 106
Identify Available IRQs, DMAs, I/O Addresses, and Procedures for Device Installation 108
Identify Basic Procedures for Adding and Removing Field-Replaceable Units 111
Identify and Maintain Mobile System Hardware 112
Q&A 118
4 Hardware Troubleshooting 129
Identifying, Troubleshooting, and Isolating Common System Problems 130
Identifying Proper Procedures for Diagnosing and Troubleshooting IDE Devices 141
Identifying Proper Procedures for Diagnosing and Troubleshooting SCSI Devices 142
Identifying Proper Procedures for Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Peripheral Devices 144
Identifying Proper Procedures for Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Core System Hardware 149
Q&A 158
5 Planning the Implementation 171
Identifying the Purpose of the Linux System Based on Predetermined Requirements 173
Comparing and Contrasting How Major Licensing Schemes Work 178
Identifying the Function of Different Linux Services 181
Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses of Different Distributions and Their Packaging Solutions 188
Popular Linux Distributions 189
Describing the Functions, Features, and Benefits of a Linux System 195
Identifying How the Linux Kernel Version Numbering Works 201
Identifying Where to Obtain Software and Resources 204
Determining Customer Resources for a Solution 206
Q&A 211
6 Pre-Installation Procedures 221
General Pre-Installation Considerations 222
Identifying Required System Hardware and Validating That It's Supported by Linux 225
Determining Which Software and Services Should Be Installed 231
Determining How Storage Space Will Be Allocated to File Systems 235
Identifying the Best Method of Installation 242
Making Linux Boot Disks 244
Creating Boot Disks from Linux 245
Partitioning According to Your Pre-Installation Plan with FDISK 247
Understanding and Configuring File Systems 249
Q&A 255
7 Linux Installation 267
Describing the Different Types of Linux Installation Interaction and Describing Which One to Use for a Given Situation 268
Selecting Appropriate Parameters for a Linux Installation 270
Selecting Packages Based on the Machine's Role 271
Selecting Appropriate Options for Partitions Based on Pre-Installation Choices 272
Selecting Appropriate Networking Configuration and Protocols 273
Selecting Appropriate Security Settings 276
Creating Usernames and Passwords During Installation 277
Installing and Configuring XFree86 Server 281
Selecting Video Card Support 283
Selecting Appropriate Monitor Manufacturers and Settings 284
Selecting Appropriate Window Managers or Desktop Environments 284
Explaining When and Why the Kernel Needs to Be Recompiled 287
Installing a Boot Loader 288
Installing and Uninstalling Applications After Installing the Operating System 290
Reading Log Files Created During Installation to Verify the Success of the Installation 293
Testing an Installed Application's Performance in Both a Test and a Production Environment 294
Red Hat Installation 295
SuSE Text-Based Installation 308
Q&A 320
8 Configuration 331
Reconfiguring the X Window System with Automated Utilities 332
Configuring the Client's Workstation for Remote Access 336
Setting Environment Variables 339
Configuring Basic Network Services and Settings 342
Configuring Basic Server Services 346
Configuring Basic Internet Services 354
Identifying When Swap Space Needs to Be Increased 359
Adding and Configuring Printers 361
Reconfiguring Boot Loader 364
Identifying the Purposes and Characteristics of Configuration Files 367
Editing Basic Configuration Files 371
Loading, Removing, and Editing List Modules 373
Documenting the Installation of the Operating System, Including Configuration 377
Configuring Access Rights 380
Q&A 388
9 Linux Administration 399
Creating and Deleting Users 400
Deleting and Disabling User Accounts 406
Modifying Existing Users 407
Creating, Modifying, and Deleting Groups 411
Identifying and Changing File Permissions, Modes, and Types 415
Managing and Navigating the Linux Hierarchy and File System 423
Performing Administrative Tasks while Logged in as Root or by Using the su Command 431
Mounting and Managing File Systems and Devices 433
Q&A 440
10 Administration: Part Two 449
Describing and Using the Features of the Multiuser Environment 450
Using Common Shell Commands and Expressions 453
Using Network Commands to Connect to and Manage Remote Systems 458
Creating, Extracting, and Editing File and Tape Archives with tar 463
Managing Runlevels with init and shutdown 465
Stopping, Starting, and Restarting Services (Daemons) as Needed 471
Managing Print Spools and Queues 473
Creating, Editing, and Saving Files with vi 476
Managing and Navigating the Graphical User Interface 481
Programming Basic Shell Scripts with Common Shell Commands 485
Q&A 494
11 System Maintenance 503
Creating and Managing Local Storage Devices and File Systems 504
Verifying User and Root cron Jobs and Understanding the Function of cron 508
Identifying Core Dumps and Removing or Forwarding as Appropriate 513
Running and Interpreting ifconfig 515
Downloading and Installing Patches and Updates 518
Identifying, Executing, and Killing Processes 519
Differentiating Core Services from Noncritical Services 523
Monitoring System Log Files 524
Documenting Work Performed on a System 525
Performing and Verifying Backups and Restores 527
Assessing, Performing, and Verifying Security Best Practices 536
Setting Daemons and Processing Permissions 540
Q&A 545
12 Troubleshooting 555
Identifying and Locating the Problem 556
Describing Troubleshooting Best Practices 558
Editing Configuration Files Based on the Symptoms of a Problem 562
Starting and Stopping Processes Based on the Symptoms of a Problem 562
Using Tools to Determine System Status 564
Using Boot Disks in the Recovery Process 565
Determining the Cause of Errors from System Log Files 566
Solving File System Problems 570
Resolving Problems Based on User Feedback 571
Recognizing Common Linux Errors 576
Boot and Login Errors 578
Identifying Backup and Restore Errors 579
Server Application Failure 581
Identifying and Using Troubleshooting Commands 582
Using Linux Troubleshooting Resources 584
Using Network Utilities to Identify Network Connectivity Problems 586
Q&A 595
A Command Summary 607
B Exercises 615
Exercise B-1616
Modifying File Permissions and Ownership 616
Exercise B-2617
Mounting and Dismounting a CD-ROM Device 617
Exercise B-3618
Changing the Default File Permission 618
Exercise B-4619
Scheduling Jobs Using the at Command 619
Exercise B-5620
Backing Up Files Using the tar Command 620
Exercise B-6621
Configuring a Basic Printer Configuration for Testing 621
Exercise B-7623
Working with Files and Directories 623
Answer Key 624
Exercise B-1624
Exercise B-2625
Exercise B-3625
Exercise B-4625
Exercise B-5625
Exercise B-6626
Exercise B-7626
C Resources 627
Linux Distribution Web Sites 628
Linux-Related Web Sites 628
Linux Newsgroups 630
D Glossary 633
E About the CD 653
Installing CertTrainer 654
CertTrainer 654
ExamSim 655
E-Book 655
Help 655
Upgrading 655
Linux 656
Index 657
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