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LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: (Exams 101 and 102) [Paperback]

Roderick W. Smith
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February 24, 2009 0470404833 978-0470404836 2nd Edition
Offering you thorough coverage of the new version of the leading Linux certification from Linux Professional Institute (LPI), this book covers both objectives and materials tested in the two required LPIC-1 exams: LPI 101 and LPI 102. You’ll certainly appreciate the clear, concise information on key exam topics, including using Linux command line tools, managing software, configuring hardware, managing files and filesystems, working with the X Window system, administering the system, basic networking, and more.

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Prepare for the leading professional certification in Linux® administration

Revised and updated to cover the latest versions of LPIC-1 exams LPI 101 and LPI 102, this Second Edition will help you thoroughly

prepare so you can approach your exams with confidence. Get complete coverage of all exam objectives and essential topics such as using Linux command-line tools, understanding the boot process and scripts, managing files and file systems, managing system security, and much more. Inside, you'll 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 exam

  • 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

  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

  • A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective

About the Author

Roderick W. Smith, LPIC-1, CompTIA Linux+, is a Linux networking expert and the author of over a dozen books on open source technologies, including the Linux+ Study Guide and Linux Administrator Street Smarts, both from Sybex.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 2nd Edition edition (February 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470404833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470404836
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Earlier book not the same May 7, 2009
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I find the reports from the earlier posters to be based on the test that existed before April 1, 2009. The current version of this book is said to be based on this newer test.

I found the book to be severely substandard in preparing for this new test. As the previous poster said, the sample questions are not even in the same league with the questions on the test.

I rate this book as a complete waste of money if you are planning on taking the LPIC-1 tests.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking examples, focus January 29, 2013
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+ Chapters too long & varied - Package managers, library files, and top all in the same chapter! Topics run together.
+ Not enough example command usage or important details - Some utilities have two pages dedicated to listing out every single flag they accept, even the less common ones. This is what man pages are for. Yet, important things such as what exactly the three load-average values represent, are omitted!
+ Left to Google for more - As with the last example, vague descriptions of some things are given and you'll be left to set the book down and Google for the answer yourself. You'll be sure to remember it after that, but these are the kinds of things that should be included.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Preparation including CD August 17, 2013
I bought the 2nd edition and found it was perfect preparation for the test. The test is hard, so the book is as-well.
My method was to read a chapter, take notes, take the flash cards, next chapter. I then went through the flash cards and CD tests, once I was getting 90%-100% on the CD test, I was ready for the exam. Enough to pass exam just by knowing the flash cards and CD tests.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars could have been better April 25, 2013
My number one complaint is that the practice exam was nothing like the actual exam. The real exam was mostly fill in the blank which is pretty different than multiple choice. I would have paid more attention to the spelling of some commands if I had known. Of course there was no tab completion on the test ;)

The book is also a bit disorganized and covers topics in the same chapter that are not particularly related making it harder to organize my notes. There are also some points in the text where the author says that something is not relevant and won't be covered in the book but then it is mentioned over and over. The example that comes to mind is the older versions of Xorg which are compared to new versions repeatedly despite having mentioned at the beginning of the chapter that the test won't ask about them.

Other than that the book was helpful as a starting point for studying, and I passed the test.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Juicy Content Rich October 27, 2010
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I thought this book would be a quick read, LOL my mistake! I'm happy about it though, it covers TONS of stuff. I've only been using a Linux OS for a few months, my primary use is on web servers (SSH). So I figured I better start getting smart and study this over the course of a year, possibly a bit more, and perhaps I'll be able to pass an exam eventually :P Lot of stuff, Lot of stuff, good purchase.

My only complaint is that the page paper pages feel cheap, kind of absorable and easy to tear, almost newspaper-ish, and a dull grayish color. So highlighting things will be scary, it might go through a few pages, I hope not!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 10, 2009
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This is a fantastic book to prepare before taking LPIC-1. Clear, consistent language with good examples covers all objectives. Really fast and good reference to the subject. I honestly can recommend this book to everybody who thinks about taking LPIC-1.
Good job Mr. Roderick W. Smith ;)
Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is one of three resources I used to prepare for certification. For me this was perhaps most useful of them all. It didn't delve too much into "how things used to be" so stayed on current material relevant to the test. It was clear about which distribution was being used in which examples so I could more easily follow along in my numerous virtual machines and when there was significant variation among distributions it said so, directed me to focus on understanding overall design, described overall design along with a bit of description of similarities and differences among distributions and didn't take me down a rabbit hole of understanding a particular implementation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall, I'm very satisfied. June 16, 2014
By Shingo
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Like any other textbook, the material is fluffed up with excessive amout of explanation than you will need. Then again, that's coming from someone who's been using linux as the main OS for over a decade. Probably having more information is usually better than having not enough information. Besides, the book isn't terribly thick either.

First five chapters cover the 101 portion of the exam. So you can concentrate on those materials for your first exam, then the rest of the book for your 102.

At first I thought, "alright, this book seems good." Then I found the additional study tools in Appendix B (page 554). This extra stuff has helped me study so much more efficiently. It's a package of study tools that you can download from the link listed on the book, and the practice exams in it is an awesome tool. Well, it helped me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, well placed and full of examples.
Published 4 days ago by Gerard
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Accurate Description
I lost the book I was given, purchased this one online as a replacement. The price was fair, and the book was shipped quickly. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jefferson
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of information!
This book provides plenty of information (just in case you need a refresher). Also, it is well structured, it takes you from command line, learn how to partition your hard drive... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paulo Repreza
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helps to get Cert
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Not only an excellently written book but well researched and informative. The Author really knows his stuff. Overall a great read. 5 stars
Published 2 months ago by monte
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent conditions
i've selected this rate because i consider this book is in excelent conditions, and the content is also as i expected
Published 2 months ago by Ernesto
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Up to what I have read, the books is goof for beginners.
Not sure how much the test preparation would help.
Published 2 months ago by Dung
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book.
The book contains exactly what it should: information based on the exam level. Not too deep and not too shallow. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Azmo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, very thorough
I wish I'd known about this when I was starting out learning Linux. Even now, after I've been using it for years, this book is teaching me stuff that I didn't know.
Published 3 months ago by Mark Winn
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful prep, but a few spelling mistakes.
Excellent exam preparation
Tons of review questions
Goes over all of the objectives

Quite a few spelling errors
The practice exams... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ITEM
I would have not bought this item if I had not done the research to verify that it is a great product. Read more
Published 6 months ago by nels godfredson
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Current LPI Requirements
According to LPI, this book covers the changes for the April 2009 test update.
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