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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell [Kindle Edition]

Adam Haeder , Stephen Addison Schneiter , Bruno Gomes Pessanha , James Stanger
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0596804873
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0596804879
  • Edition: 3
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Book Description

Linux deployment continues to increase, and so does the demand for qualified and certified Linux system administrators. If you're seeking a job-based certification from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), this updated guide will help you prepare for the technically challenging LPIC Level 1 Exams 101 and 102.

The third edition of this book is a meticulously researched reference to these exams, written by trainers who work closely with LPI. You'll find an overview of each exam, a summary of the core skills you need, review questions and exercises, as well as a study guide, a practice test, and hints to help you focus.

Major topics include:

  • Critical GNU and Unix commands
  • Linux installation and package management
  • Devices and filesystems
  • Text editing, processing, and printing
  • The X Window System
  • Networking and security
  • Mail transfer agents
  • Email, FTP, and web services

These exams are for junior to mid-level Linux administrators with about two years of practical system administration experience. You should be comfortable with Linux at the command line and capable of performing simple tasks, including system installation and troubleshooting.

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About the Author

As the Vice President of Information Technology for the AIM Institute, Adam Haeder's responsibilities include management of the IT department and all related technology ventures. He has been the lead instructor in AIM's Cisco Regional Networking Academy and is the Vice President of the Omaha Linux Users Group. Adam has written books about the IT job market and Linux certification. He serves on the technology advisory councils of Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and the Linux Professional Institute. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of South Dakota. Stephen Schneiter is currently the Certification Specialist with Certification Partners, LLC, having been with the company since 2005. Previously, Stephen was a tenured faculty member at the Tennessee Technology Center in Harriman for nine years. Stephen's wide range of expertise includes web-focused customer service, teaching post-secondary students, working with instructors one-on-one, network management and security issues working with Microsoft Windows and Linux, and web site development. Stephen is an effective and talented instructor internationally, and his attributes have lead to his participation in numerous national conference presentations and the coordination of the 2007 and 2008 Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) National Conferences. Stephen serves on the Advisory Boards of several academic institutions, and lives with his wife and daughter on a their small farm in east Tennessee. Bruno Gomes Pessanha has been a collaborating translator for the Linux Professional Institute since 2002. He also worked 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 currently lives wi

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 524 pages
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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3 edition (June 14, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081T1IMG
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough reference! Easy to read and follow. March 20, 2012
Clear, concise, with lots of examples. It is well organized; read cover-to-cover.

For both exams, book is split into two parts, one for each exam. Practice questions and a practice exam included in each part.

If you have a few years experience with Linux you can probably skim most of it and still benefit enough to pass the exam. I picked up a few things, here and there that I didn't know or had forgotten.

If you are new to Linux and want to get the LPIC-1, the nutshell book, in my opinion, isn't going to provide enough information to fully grasp all the areas in the exam. You could, however, pass the exam by studying this book with little or no prior knowledge of Linux.

I recommend practicing the examples for retention.

This book could also be used as a good starter for taking up the Linux command-line.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not crazy about the organization July 3, 2012
This item is probably best suited for someone with extensive familiarity with everything covered, perhaps to serve as a relatively quick review and to ensure that you're familiar with the necessary material. I went in with this understanding, despite being more of a beginner to linux, but thought it might serve as a reference / staging point for learning about essential parts of the OS. It did not meet my expectation in this regard, and I've found myself more satisfied with (the more extensive) Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, A (3rd Edition). Supposedly all of his books are as good as this one, though I can't speak for the others personally.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very condensed bunch of useful gems June 6, 2013
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I also used LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: (Exams 101 & 102) and LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. Nutshell provided a way to review the salient points without all the window dressing. "Just the facts mam." And it also touched on a few things not in the other books that did show up on my exams. Well worth it as an adjunct to the other two or, I imagine, if you're already skilled with Linux its an excellent reminder of the things you need to keep in mind going into the exams.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE definitive book for LPI certification November 4, 2013
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Easy to read, good for begginers, and full of pratical examples and explanation on commands. It's THE book to read if you want LPI certification.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good study guide March 17, 2013
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Laiid out really well. Walks the line between testing and teaching as well as any book I have seen. Not likely to be sufficient as your only reference but not because the author didn't try.

Linux just has too many varieties for my taste.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell. Third Edition January 26, 2011
This was an excellent book, being that I am a novice to Linux, the format was kind of complex. As I continue to read the chapters, it became easier. I will say that this book will completely compare you for the certification test. Also, the book is a great tool for system administration to use for referencing and for anyone wanting to become a system administration.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I passed January 18, 2011
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I bought this to help me prepare for my Linux+ (powered by LPI) exam last year. Although it did take me a little while to get used to the format of the book, overall I found it to be a great resource and ultimately I passed my exam, thanks in no small part to this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Linux!!! June 23, 2012
I purchased this book earlier in the year. I like it because it is really concise and helpful. I use Linux in my profession and it has really helped me sharpen my skills. I would recommend this book to others.
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