LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Second Edition) by Steven Pritchard, Bruno Gomes Pessanha, Nicolai Langfeldt, James Stanger |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell

by Steven Pritchard, Bruno Gomes Pessanha, Nicolai Langfeldt, James Stanger
     
 

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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you needto practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This bookwill helpyou determine when you're ready to take the exams, which aretechnically challenging and designed to reflect the skills thatadministrators needin real working environments.

Overview

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you needto practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This bookwill helpyou determine when you're ready to take the exams, which aretechnically challenging and designed to reflect the skills thatadministrators needin real working environments.

As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for theirIT systems, the demand for certified technicians will becomeeven greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career optionsbecause the LPICis the most widely known and respected Linux certification program intheworld. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the bestTraining andCertification Program. The exams were developed by the LinuxProfessional Institute,an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in adozen countries.

The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge ofLinux installation, configuration, and command-lineskills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding systemtroubleshooting andnetwork services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPILinuxCertification in a Nutshell is a thoroughly researchedreference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one foreach of theLPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills youneed, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hintsto letyou focus your energies.

Major topics include:

  • GNU and Unix commands
  • Linux installation and package management
  • Devices, filesystems, and kernel configuration
  • Text editing, processing, and printing
  • The X Window System
  • Networking fundamentals and troubleshooting
  • Security, including intrusion detection, SSH, Kerberos, andmore
  • DNS, DHCP, file sharing, and other networking infrastructure
  • Email, FTP, and Web services

Praise for the first edition:
"Although O'Reilly's Nutshell series are intended as 'DesktopReference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a goodall-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as anexcellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuableaddition toO'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward tomore from the author."--First Monday

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Many companies are building internal Linux expertise for the first time; certification is especially helpful to them as they staff up. Among certification programs that aren't tied to a single distribution, LPI's program is the deepest and most comprehensive. O'Reilly's LPI Linux Certifications in a Nutshell, Second Edition systematically prepares you for every objective in LPI's latest exams: both Level 1 and Level 2.

With scores of "On the Exam" tips, review questions, hands-on exercises, and four complete sample exams, this book covers everything you need to get ready. The heart of the book, though, is its 900-plus-pages of substantive review content. You'll find reliable, usable information on hardware, architecture, installation, package management, commands, networking, printing, troubleshooting, and a whole lot more. Even if your LPI exam day is far in the future, this book will be an indispensable reference until that day comes. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596554934
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/26/2006
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
992
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Nicolai Langfeldt is the author of the Linux Documentation Project's (LDP) DNS and NFS HOWTOs, which have been maintained by LDP since 1995. He received his education from the University of Oslo in Informatics (computer science). He has been a UNIX and network programmer, administrator, and consultant since 1993.

Stanger has over seven years experience in the IT industry.

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