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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2012
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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
on July 3, 2012
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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
on June 7, 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 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
on January 19, 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2012
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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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on June 11, 2014
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It was a good companion book, and went over very relevant information, yet it's nutshell limitedness makes in insufficient for passing this certification.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2012
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I definitely agree with Christopher G. Loverich "the most critical review" (I may steal his title).
I also found many topics very poorly explained or was put
together using notes and some things were just left out.
I wasted so much time reading everything 2 or 3 times
only to push on hoping I would eventually figure it out
or get a better explanation but did not. It's frustrating
to read when you are not getting it.
Chapter 7 covers X, I read it 2 times but still not 100% sure exactly what it is, I did get a lot of it
but was left with a lingering confusion as to much of it.
I would have started the chapter with a better explanation of X and all of it's capabilities. The rest of what I read was suffering from much of the same confusion.
When I got to the review questions I could answer very few. My only option is to start over or...
I agree the book is probably best suited for someone with extensive
familiarity with everything covered, but then I would not have needed
to read it.
I did not finish and am going to try another book.
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