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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell)


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Publisher Comments:

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 the 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 Linux 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 more
  • 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

Book News Annotation:

Intended for administrators, this study guide reviews the Linux architecture and installation, Unix commands, and file system knowledge tested by LPI exam 101, and the Linux kernel, scripting, administrative tasks, and networking services covered by exam 102. The second edition also covers exams 201 and 202 for LPI's level 2 exams. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


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.


About the Author

<HTML> 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. </HTML>
Stanger has over seven years experience in the IT industry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: General Linux Exam 101
    • Chapter 1: LPI Exams
    • Chapter 2: Exam 101 Study Guide
    • Chapter 3: Hardware and Architecture (Topic 1.101)
    • Chapter 4: Linux Installation and Package Management (Topic 1.102)
    • Chapter 5: GNU and Unix Commands (Topic 1.103)
    • Chapter 6: Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (Topic 1.104)
    • Chapter 7: The X Window System (Topic 1.1.10)
    • Chapter 8: Exam 101 Review Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 9: Exam 101 Practice Test
    • Chapter 10: Exam 101 Highlighter's Index
  • Part II: General Linux Exam 102
    • Chapter 11: Exam 102 Overview
    • Chapter 12: Exam 102 Study Guide
    • Chapter 13: Kernel (Topic 1.105)
    • Chapter 14: Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels (Topic 1.106)
    • Chapter 15: Printing (Topic 1.107)
    • Chapter 16: Documentation (Topic 1.108)
    • Chapter 17: Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling (Topic 1.109)
    • Chapter 18: Administrative Tasks (Topic 1.111)
    • Chapter 19: Networking Fundamentals (Topic 1.112)
    • Chapter 20: Networking Services (Topic 1.113)
    • Chapter 21: Security (Topic 1.114)
    • Chapter 22: Exam 102 Review Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 23: Exam 102 Practice Test
    • Chapter 24: Exam 102 Highlighter's Index
  • Part III: General Linux Exam 201
    • Chapter 25: Linux Kernel
    • Chapter 26: System Startup
    • Chapter 27: Filesystem
    • Chapter 28: Hardware (Topic 2.204)
    • Chapter 29: File and Service Sharing (Topic 2.209)
    • Chapter 30: System Maintenance (Topic 2.211)
    • Chapter 31: System Customization and Automation (Topic 2.213)
    • Chapter 32: Troubleshooting (Topic 2.214)
    • Chapter 33: LPI Exam 201 Review Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 34: Exam 201 Practice Test
  • Part IV: General Linux Exam 202
    • Chapter 35: Networking Configuration (Topic 2.205)
    • Chapter 36: Mail and News (Topic 2.206)
    • Chapter 37: DNS (Topic 2.207)
    • Chapter 38: Web Services (Apache and Squid, Topic 2.208)
    • Chapter 39: Network Client Management (Topic 2.210)
    • Chapter 40: System Security (Topic 2.212)
    • Chapter 41: Network Troubleshooting (Topic 214)
    • Chapter 42: Exam 202 Review Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 43: Exam 202 Practice Test
  • Colophon

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Pritchard, Steven
O'Reilly Media
Dean, Jeff
Pessanha, Bruno
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Langfeldt, Nicolai
Stanger, James
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Operating Systems - LINUX
Certification Guides - General
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In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
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