- Series: Comptia Linux + Study Guide
- Paperback: 696 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 3 edition (April 27, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119021219
- ISBN-13: 978-1119021216
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.3 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104 (Comptia Linux + Study Guide) 3rd Edition
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|CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104||CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC Practice Tests: Exams LX0-103/LPIC-1 101-400, LX0-104/LPIC-1 102-400, LPIC-2||Linux+ Exam LX0-103 Video Training||Linux+ Exam LX0-104 Video Training|
|Product Format||Paperback||Paperback||Online Video Training||Online Video Training|
|Content Length||696 pages||432 pages||10+ hours||10+ hours|
|Author||Christine Bresnahan & Richard Blum||Steve Suehring||Don Pezet||Don Pezet|
|Pub Date||April 2015||April 2017||May 2016||May 2016|
|Imprint||Sybex||Sybex||ITPro.TV, Powered by Sybex||ITPro.TV, Powered by Sybex|
|Product Description||Fully updated for the Linux+ Exam LX0-103 and LX0-104 objectives and includes access to real-world examples, hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, a custom practice exam, more than 100 flashcards, and a searchable key term glossary||Fully updated for the Linux+ Exam LX0-103 and LX0-104 objectives - provides four complete, unique practice tests covering all sections of the Linux+ Exam LX0-103 and LX0-104; complements the CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104||Complete video training solution covering the CompTIA Linux+ Exam LX0-103 objectives available as a complete season or as individual episodes - includes content on Exploring Linux and Command Line Tools, Managing Software, Configuring Hardware, Managing Files, and Booting Linux and Editing Files||Complete video training solution covering the CompTIA Linux+ Exam LX0-104 objectives available as a complete season or as individual episodes - includes content on Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing; Administering the System; Configuring Basic Networking; Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases; and Securing Your System|
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Your complete guide to preparing for the Linux+ Certification Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104
The CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide, Third Edition is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104. This Sybex Study Guide covers 100% of all exam 103 and 104 objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Reinforce what you have learned with the exclusive Sybex online learning environment, assessable across multiple devices. Get prepared for the Linux+ Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104 with Sybex.
Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for:
- Managing Software
- Configuring Hardware
- Managing Files
- Booting Linux and Editing Files
- Configuring the X Window System
- Configuring Basic Networking
- Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
Covers 100% of exam objectives including, deploying, managing, and maintaining servers, configuring file and print services, configuring routing and remote access, and much more...
Includes interactive online learning environment with:
- + Custom practice exam
- + Over 100 electronic flashcards
- + Searchable key term glossary
Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online tools. To access the learning environment, simply visit: http://sybextestbanks.wiley.com, plug in your unique PIN and instantly gain access to:
- Interactive online learning environment and test bank covering both CompTIA Linux+ exams, including all 200 chapter review questions and two 50-question bonus exams.
- 150 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and provide last minute prep before the exam.
- Comprehensive searchable glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared.
About the Author
Christine Bresnahan, CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, started working with computers more than 25 years ago in the IT industry as a systems administrator. Christine is an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College where she teaches Linux certification and Python programming classes. She also writes books and produces instructional resources for the classroom. Richard Blum, CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, has worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years as both a systems and network administrator. He has published numerous Linux and open-source books, and is an online instructor for Linux and Web programming courses used by colleges and universities across the United States.
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But first off, let me cover the good stuff. It is well-written and, as someone with over a dozen years of Unix/Linux experience (including casual sysadmin work), I could find nothing factually wrong with it. The second half of the book, which covered the LX0-104 exam objectives, was definitely on-point relative to the exam I took today.
It's the first half, the LX0-103 preparation portion, that was not really adequate. In a way, it's not the book's fault; the 103 test felt more like a command-line trivia test than a legitimate test of my Linux experience/knowledge, expecting me to be able to fill in the blanks (literally) regarding distribution-specific file names, file locations, and obscure options and switches. And yet, this is a test prep book, meaning that its job was supposed to be to prepare me for the level of specificity that I needed to be able to provide on the test; the relatively simple multiple-choice questions in the book, as well as the practice tests that you can unlock on the Sybex site, hardly approached the level of difficulty that I encountered on the real 103 test, and didn't even hint at the existence of fill-in-the-blank questions. I mean, I did pass the 103 (barely), but it's not as if some of my correct answers didn't come from previous knowledge/experience rather than the book.
It is a good Linux book, and don't take anything I've said to mean otherwise. But I do wish it had worked me a bit harder on the 103 stuff, because (based on the book/website's practice questions) I went into that exam much more confident than I should have been.
The best part of the book is access to Sybex's website for their example tests, which provides two example tests. Each are about 50 questions each, many of the questions are very close or the same as the actual tests. Also, when you review the results it provides the "whys" for all answers. e.g. Answer B is incorrect for... Answer A,and D are correct because... The tests are modeled very well to help get the feel for actual test. e.g. Choose two answers..., choose three answers..., choose all that apply... The only part that is bad is that the test is not all multiple choice, some questions are fill in the blank, which I think is much harder.
To prepare for the test I read this book through once, then took the Sybex test twice, then took the test.
After using this book the actual test for LX0-103 took me about 20 minutes to complete, and another 20 to review. I was done in 45 minutes, start to finish. And I passed. On to test 2, LX0-104.
EDIT: Took test two, LX0-104, same result. Test took about 45 minutes totdal from start to finish, passing. Good book, better software. Obtaining this cert also provides LPIC-1 cert, which also provides the Suse cert. Three certs in one. Good luck.
If you are using OSX I recommend using Parallels to run a few different distros (you wlll need at least one Debian based and one red-hat based distro). I am using Debian 8 and centOS 7 as my main two boxes. These are both using systemd however so you will want to have a sysvinit and upstart style distro as well.
Edit: I finished chapters 6-10 (which covers the LX0-104 exam). Also well organized. This book definitely helped me pass both the 103 and 104 exams
More specifically, without actually going into said questions:
- Which of the most important files under /proc and what they all contain, for instance, where you'd find what options were passed to the kernel from the boot-loader, or find all detected devices on the SCSI subsystem.
- The significance of double and single quotes, and their effects on regular expressions and shell interpretation.
- Basic commands like "file" and "tr", their most common usages, and perhaps intricacies such as effects on the underlying files when manipulated with these tools.
- Some very important situations where you might need to know specific switches for the "rpm" and "dpkg" commands.
The practice exams and flash cards are also wholly inadequate, especially if you are taking this test without a lot of actual Linux admin experience under your belt. It will definitely help you - but I wouldn't buy JUST this book for exam prep.
UPDATE - I have to add another star for all the references to Firefly in the bash scripting chapter.