LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,
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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,
Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you need
to practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This book
will help
you determine when you're ready to take the exams, which are
technically challenging and designed to reflect the skills that
administrators need
in real working environments.

As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for their
IT systems, the demand for certified technicians will become
even greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career options
because the LPIC
is the most widely known and respected Linux certification program in
world. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the best
Training and
Certification Program. The exams were developed by the Linux
Professional Institute,
an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in a
dozen countries.

The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge of
Linux installation, configuration, and command-line
skills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding system
troubleshooting and
network services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPI
Certification in a Nutshell
is a thoroughly researched
reference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one for
each of the
LPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills you
need, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hints
to let
you 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, and
  • 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 'Desktop
Reference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a good
all-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as an
excellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuable
addition to
O'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward to
more from the author."

--First Monday

Written by a team of LPI trainers, this four-part guide prepares readers for both the basic LPI General Linux 101 and 102 exams and the more advanced 201 and 202 exams. Each part features a summary of the exam, a Highlighter's Index, labs, suggested exercises, and practice exams.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596554934
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/26/2006
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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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Table of Contents

Steven Pritchard is a Linux guy and a hardware geek who spends a disturbing amount of time working on Fedora's Perl packages (plus a few other things), occasionally remembers to update the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO, and sort of works a day job. He lives in Fairview Heights, Illinois with his wife Kara, daughter Emma, and a bunch of cats.

Bruno Gomes Pessanha has been a collaborating translator for the Linux Professional Institute since 2002. He also works as a consulting analyst for a Brazilian government petroleum enterprise, covering Linux migration and initiatives and administering high-end performance projects, high availability clusters, and mission critical services. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nicolai Langfeldt, a programmer, system administrator, and systems integrator, lives in Oslo, Norway. A Linux consultant since 1994, Nicolai works for Linpro (a well-established Norwegian Linux consulting firm) and is the cofounder of Linux Norge, an information portal for Linux. He has written several well-regarded HOWTOs for the Linux Documentation project and is author of "The Concise Guide to DNS and BIND" by QUE.

James Stanger has been involved with Linux since 1995, and has worked closely with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) since its inception in 1999. He is Chair of the LPI Advisory Council, where he helps the LPI coordinate input from corporations and the open source community. James has a unique understanding of LPI's certification exams, as he is an expert in both the certification industry and in Gnu/Linux, networking, and security.

Jeff Dean is a freelance author and consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeffrey has professional experience in IT management, training delivery, and system administration of the VMS, Unix, AS/400, and Windows NT operating systems. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Engineering with emphasis in computer design from Penn State. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and LPI Certified.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2007


    Are you a candidate that is seeking LPIC certification? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Steven Pritchard, Bruno Pessanha, Nicolai Langfeldt, James Stanger and Jeff Dean, have done an outstanding job of writing a cool book that will help you with specific information you require to be successful with both the Level I and Level II Exams. Pritchard, Pessanha, Langfeldt, Stanger and Jeff Dean, begin by covering the topics and objectives for the LPI¿s General Linux Certification for Exam 101. Then, the authors cover the topics and objectives for the LPI¿s General Linux Certification for Exam 102. Next, the authors cover the topics and objectives for the LPI¿s General Linux Certification for Exam 201. Finally, the authors cover the topics and objectives for the LPI¿s General Linux Certification for Exam 202. If you have a basic understanding of Linux Administration, the material in this most excellent book will help you fill in the gaps in your knowledge. Perhaps more importantly, it will help you prepare for the LPI Exams.

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