Linux+ Study Guide (Exam XK0-002) / Edition 3

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Here's the book you need to prepare for CompTIA's updated Linux+ exam, #XK0-002. This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the reputation as the leading publisher for certification self-study guides, this book provides:
  • Clear and concise information on setting up and administering a Linux system
  • Practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a Windows- and Linux-compatible testing engine and electronic flashcards

You'll also find authoritative coverage of key exam topics, including:

  • Determining hardware requirements
  • Configuring client network services
  • Managing storage devices and file systems
  • Establishing security requirements
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting problems
  • Creating procedures and documentation

Look to Sybex for the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's competitive IT marketplace.

This book has been reviewed and approved as CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC). Students derive a number of important study advantages with CAQC materials, including coverage of all exam objectives, implementation of important instructional design principles, and instructional reviews that help students assess their learning comprehension and readiness for the exam.

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The new 2005 Linux+ exam demands more experience and knowledge, focuses more strongly on installation and configuration, and now has a huge security component. You need a study guide focused on CompTIA’s revamped objectives, and longtime Linux expert Roderick W. Smith has written a very good one.

Linux+ Study Guide, Third Edition covers every exam objective, from installing multimedia options to configuring boot managers, from repairing packages to implementing DNS. Smith’s solid new chapter on security covers firewalls, TCP wrappers, xinetd, intrusion detection with Snort, break-in monitoring with Tripwire, auditing, limiting user logins, and more.

In addition to 20 review questions after every chapter, you get 150 questions in electronic flashcard format, two 65-question bonus exams, and the whole book on PDF -- so you can study anywhere your PC or notebook can go. Bill Camarda, from the April 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782143898
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2005
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Roderick Smith is a Linux networking expert and the author of several books, including Linux Power Tools, also from Sybex.
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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1 Linux Installation.

Chapter 2 Text-Mode Commands.

Chapter 3 User Management.

Chapter 4 Disk Management.

Chapter 5 Package and Process Management.

Chapter 6 Networking.

Chapter 7 Security.

Chapter 8 System Documentation.

Chapter 9 Hardware.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002

    nicely written

    I like Sybex books based on how easy the reading is. I can actually read these without passing out on the couch or in front of the computer. I would also recommend getting another book or researching some of the chapters in this book to get the whole picture. I took a transcender test on Linux+ and this book didn't hit hard on some of the questions that I got thrown at me. If you're looking for certification, I do recommend this book as a starter, but I also recommend using linux, and getting familiar with everything in this book before taking the test.

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