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CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exams LX0-101 and LX0-102 [Kindle Edition]

Roderick W. Smith
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Book Description

The Best Test Prep for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered By LPI Exams

One of Sybex's most popular certification Study Guides, CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide, Second Edition thoroughly prepares candidates for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams (LX0-101 and LX0-102). In addition to full coverage of all exam objectives for both exams, chapter review questions, and hands-on exercises, this CompTIA Authorized courseware also includes access to a great set of Linux-, Mac-, and Windows-compatible online test-prep tools. Author Roderick W. Smith, CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, is a Linux networking expert who gives candidates the authoritative instruction and review they need.

  • Provides full coverage of all exam objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams ((LX0-101 and LX0-102)
  • Includes challenging review questions, hands-on exercises, and real-world scenarios that put the information in the context of real job roles
  • Provides access to a Linux-, Mac-, and Windows-compatible custom test engine, with hundreds of sample questions and flashcards
  • Covers essential topics, such as system architecture, installation, GNU and Unix commands, filesystems and filesystem hierarchy, shells, scripting, data management, networking fundamentals, security, and more

CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide, Second Edition is what you need for top-notch preparation for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certification exams.

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Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On Exercises, and Access to Exam Prep Software Featuring:

  • Linux-, Mac-, and Windows-Compatible Test Engines

  • Hundreds of Sample Questions

  • Electronic Flashcards

Authorized Courseware for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exams

Revised and updated, this CompTIA-Authorized prep guide covers all exam objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams (LX0-101 and LX0-102). This comprehensive guide includes exam highlights, in-depth explanations, real-world scenarios, and chapter reviews. You'll also have access to a robust set of online tools, including practice exams, electronic flashcards, sample questions, and more. Inside, find:

Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exams

Practical hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skills

Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles

Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for

exam day

A handy objective map showing you where each of the exam objectives is covered in the book, allowing you to track your progress

Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical

areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

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Sybex Exam Prep Tools

Download a full set of electronic test prep tools that run on Linux, Macs, and Windows to help you thoroughly prepare for the exams.

  • Two full-length practice exams
  • Hundreds of sample questions
  • Electronic flashcards
  • Glossary in PDF

Download practice exams and chapter review questions

Test your readiness with over 150 electronic flashcards

About the Author

Roderick W. Smith, CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, is a Linux networking expert and the author of over a dozen books on open source technologies, including the CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide, the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guides, Linux Administrator Street Smarts, and Linux Essentials, all from Sybex. He is also a former contributor to Linux Magazine.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2646 KB
  • Print Length: 649 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118531744
  • Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (December 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B9S030Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, good enough February 23, 2013
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The thing to do today with Linux+ books apparently is to develop ones that aren't complete. Robb Tracy's book and this book are both missing a good deal of information for the cert. Robb Tracy's book however is missing a LOT MORE; also a good amount of information in Tracy's book is just plain wrong (capabilities of a command, options, etc..). Since I read both of the popular cert guides, I'll give my opinion on them both.

If you're shopping for a book and you're completely new to Linux I would start with Tracy's book (yes even though it has a few things wrong). Tracy's book seems catered to the beginner. Just be sure to do a man page of every command he gives which you should do with any book because you cannot rely on what they tell you for options to do know for a command; in Tracy's case though you're doing it because it might be one of the ones he got wrong.

If you're not new to linux and have at least some experience, I would just buy this book and ignore Tracy's book. I really want to say ignore Tracy's book altogether but Roderick's book is so dry, dull, and man page like that if you lack at least some introductory knowledge this book might kill you. I didn't subtract any stars for that because, personally, I like that. I always see complaints about cert guides not being great for beginners because it didn't explain things for well or something of the sort. Well waaaa. A cert guide is not a Dummies guide, they're a guide to a certification.

The tests that come with this book are a joke. They don't do anything for you except reinforce that you memorized what he said, not that you understand it enough it to take a real test; which again, is only an issue if you're new.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as free online study guides June 1, 2013
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LPI has released a study guide for their exams on their website. It it easier to read, has better examples and is more in depth than any book I have bought on the Linux+ exam.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great info but ordered strange April 9, 2013
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OK So this book is awesome and gives you all of the info that you need to (hopefully not there yet) pass the test. It is not laid out in the same order of the exam outline- which is strange because it is a test book- but all of the info is there.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion March 28, 2013
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Taking a course in college for Linux and wanted to take the cert test afterwards. Decided to get this book along with the course material and it not only has gotten me ready for the test but has assisted me in my course as well. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to start out in the Linux admin field.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars decent but has some shortcomings July 2, 2013
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this book is pretty detailed in everything and the author really seems to know what he is talking about. However it is hard to target the information for each section and test. The organization he set up was hard for me to understand until I poured over the index and specifically wrote down where to skip to continue going over each of the four sections for test 1 (lx0-101), which is pretty aggravating. I wish he had organized this better.

Another issue is that there is a lot of information presented in this book, so it is definitely not for beginners. It is also hard to pull out which pieces of information are the most important for the exams.

I read it cover to cover and now I am skipping through the topics taking pretty detailed notes trying to pull out the parts that are most beneficial to study for the exam, which is taking a while.

If you have some experience (2-3+ years) this should be an "ok" book to use. You should at least be familiar with all of the topics and concepts presented in the chapter or you risk getting lost pretty quick. I'm glad I didn't use this as a beginner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good text April 17, 2014
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I relied on this book for approximately 90% of my study content. I also used a few other books and have practical work experience using Unix/Linux.

I passed! I guess that's the main thing.

I felt confident after finishing the first exam, but the second exam was pretty brutal in comparison. For the second exam, I would definitely supplement my studies with resources outside of this book. They tell you that there are 5 "experimental" questions that aren't counted towards the score, but I felt like there were at least 20 questions where I had no clue what the answer was :p

Good luck!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great review and study guide April 8, 2013
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Good for the Linux admin who is brushing up in preparation for the exam. The author bases each chapter on core requirements for the exam. Each chapter ends with a Summary, Exam Essentials and practice questions with answers in the appendix. Not only are the answers given, but why the other answers are incorrect. The included DVD has flash cards, and another practice exam. I've passed the first section and am studying for part 2.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book for two purposes-- to refresh my Linux skills, and to start preparing for either the Linux Plus or the LPIC certifications. I think, from my short ownership of this book, that it fits both nicely. The book covers the Linux Plus 101 and 102 curriculum nicely, supplemented, of course, by real life experience. No book will, in itself, prepare you for these exams. I use the book in conjunction with 4 Linux systems I built at home, plus my work experience as a UNIX engineer. Even in the job, it takes years to cover all of the items in the study list, some that are never touched upon in the workplace. There's something to be said for experience. This book fills that void. I've also purchased the LPIC 1 and 2 study guides to this end.

Yes, there are a lot of details that are not covered, anyone who has used the man pages knows that there are a huge array of options for each command. Experience tells one which are the useful ones for the purpose at hand. However, this book does serve to focus the reader nicely on what is expected for the exam. As a Linux user for over 20 years, I've learned from this book, and brought back into my mind things I've forgotten because I've not used them that frequently. Aside from a study guide, I've found this book an invaluable reference in my day to day work. A good book, and readily give it 4 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Haven't taken the test yet, but this text has filled a lot of gaps.
This text is good for learning general Linux administration. It is not exhaustive but fairly thorough. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Ryan Mainard
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Very dry read.
Published 19 days ago by Ryan Estep
2.0 out of 5 stars The way it's written pretty much you need decent knowledge of Linux
The book was not what I expected. The way it's written pretty much you need decent knowledge of Linux. Read more
Published 21 days ago by N. Villalobos
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent book, it provides a thorough explanation of all the concepts involved, and all the important shell commands. Read more
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Published 2 months ago by Tom
3.0 out of 5 stars I am Comptia Linux+ certified - but I didn't need this book.
I recently passed the Linux+ exams and got the certification. Although I took a Linux class at a JC and used the book 'Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification' by Eckert which I would... Read more
Published 2 months ago by craig p
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lots of Information.
Published 3 months ago by Michael D. Setzer II
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good seller. Will use it again
Book arived as described. Very good seller. Will use it again.
Published 3 months ago by Drive Genius
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book for the test, not so good for reference.
Not a bad book for study, but it's terrible for reference. It doesn't include a lot of the major tools used in the industry, it's just the basics really. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dewitd
3.0 out of 5 stars Shipping was horrible - Amazon Prime
I was very upset the way the product arrived. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my books, and this was packaged so poorly, I could see some of the book without even opening the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Wickenhauser
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