RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RHXXX) / Edition 4

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Get the book that shows you not only what to study, but how to study. The only classroom-based integrated study system for professional certification gives you complete coverage of all objectives for the Red Hat Certified Linux Engineer exam, hundreds of review questions, and hands-on lab exercises. The CD-ROM features two complete pencil and paper RHCE practice exams (available to Linux users), an electronic book, and a bonus Red Hat installation screen review.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072253658
  • Publisher: Osborne
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Certification Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Jang, LCP, MCSE, RHCE, (Kill Devil Hills, NC), is the author of the previous two bestselling editions of the RHCE Study Guide and a number of titles covering such topics as GNU, Linux, and MCSE. He has developed white papers on new products and processes, is a skilled communicator and experienced troubleshooter, and a seasoned project manager.
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Table of Contents

About the Contributors iii
Acknowledgments xxiii
Preface xxv
Introduction xxxiii
1 RHCE Prerequisites 1
Basic Linux Knowledge 5
Linux Filesystem Hierarchy and Structure 8
Basic Commands 16
Printing 22
Shells 24
Basic Security 27
System Administration 31
Basic TCP/IP Networking 36
Standard Network Services 40
Basic Network Security 44
Basic Hardware Knowledge 45
Hardware Compatibility 48
Configuring External Devices 53
Preparing to Install Linux 56
2 Installation 73
Disk Partitions and Block Devices 75
Downloading the Red Hat Installation CD-ROMs 82
Configuring a Network Installation 87
Customizing Your Installation 94
Required Disk Space 108
Filesystems 109
The Installation Process 110
Sample Installation Exercises 137
3 After Installation 155
Installation Troubleshooting 157
Postinstallation Validation 160
Boot Loaders: GRUB and LILO 162
Partitioning Utilities 169
RAID Configuration and Data Recovery 175
Logical Volume Management: Configuration and Administration 184
Automated Installation with Kickstart 188
4 Basic Configuration and Administration 219
Adding, Deleting, and Modifying User Accounts 220
The Basic User Environment 232
Red Hat Filesystem Basics 234
Filesystem Management and the Automounter 237
The Red Hat Package Manager Cornmand and Utility 245
RPM Sources 256
Network Configuration 260
The Basic Boot Process 269
Virtual Consoles 272
Other Configuration Tools 273
5 Kernel, cron, and User Administration 295
Shell Configuration Files 297
Setting Up and Managing Disk Quotas 300
The Basics of the Kernel 311
New Kernels, the Easy Way 323
Kernel Sources 330
Recompiling a Kernel 335
The cron and at Systems 349
6 X Window System 369
X Server 370
X Font Server 385
X Clients 387
Remote Display of X Applications 391
Desktops and Window Managers 396
The X Start Process 401
Basic Graphical Applications 409
7 Linux Sharing Services 425
Apache 427
Easy Squid Configuration 449
The Very Secure FTP Service 453
Mail Services 459
8 Linux Network Services 483
Samba Networking 485
Print Services 516
9 Network Management 543
Network File System (NFS) 563
DHCP 578
Keeping Servers in Sync 586
10 Systems Administration and Security 601
Configuring Directory Clients and NIS Servers 603
Basic Host Security 611
The Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) System 614
System Logging Configuration 622
The Extended Internet Services Daemon (xinetd) 627
Firewall Policies 635
Network Address Translation 641
11 Operational Administration Recovery and Security 661
Services and Special Users 663
Red Hat User Private Group Scheme 664
anacron and tmpwatch 668
The linux rescue Environment 671
The Secure Shell Package 692
Managing Logical Volumes 698
A About the CD 715
Using the CD in Linux 716
Running the CD in Microsoft Windows 716
Electronic Book 717
Help 717
Removing Installation(s) 717
Technical Support 717
Glossary 719
Index 735
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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    Excellent book, but not for a beginner

    This book is loaded with information, but a beginner will find it a bit sketchy in places. There is an assumption that the reader will have a certain amount of experience and knowledge before reading this. Since I am just learning Linux, I found incomplete explanations of certain topics because it is assumed the reader already knows the information. What is covered is really helpful and generally well-explained, but I did have to consult other sources to get a complete understanding of all topics.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2003

    Wow, who would have thought

    The book is not bad but it falls far from great. The author does not seem to have a great UNIX background and it shows. Like any other books there are mistakes. I thought the book prepared me for the test but how well will never be known. I got ready to take the test and found it it's $750 I thought it would be the standard ~$150. I won't even to begin to comment what RH people are smoking when they came up w/that price. Well, at least I learned some Linux stuff I did not know.

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