9781418837211

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2/9/2011
  • Publisher: Course Technology
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Summary

LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, THIRD EDITION offers the most up-to-date information to empower users to successfully pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam, while maintaining a focus on quality, classroom usability, and real-world experience. This complete guide provides not only the conceptual knowledge, but also the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation systems in a network administration environment. Comprehensive coverage includes updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions, as well as new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4. Readers will learn about new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. The Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Linux
Operating Systems
The Linux Operating System
The History of Linux
Linux Distributions
Common Uses of Linux
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Linux Installation and Usage
Gathering Pre-Installation Information
Installing Linux
Basic Linux Usage
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Exploring Linux Filesystems
The Linux Directory Structure
Viewing Files and Directories
Displaying the Contents of Text Files
Displaying the Contents of Binary Files
Searching for Text within Files
Editing Text Files
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Linux Filesystem Management
The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
Managing Files and Directories
Finding Files
Linking Files
File and Directory Permissions
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Linux Filesystem Administration
The /dev Directory
Filesystems
Working with Disk Devices
Floppies
CDs/DVDs
HDs
Flash
ISO images
Mounting Filesystems at Boot Time
Monitoring Filesystems
Hard Disk Quotas
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Advanced Installation
RAID
Advanced Hardware Configuration
Advanced Installation Methods
troubleshooting Installation
System Recovery
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Working with the BASH Shell
Redirection & Piping
Shell Variables
Shell Scripts
Advanced Text Tools
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
System Initialization & X Windows
The Boot Process
Boot Loaders
Linux Initialization & Runlevels
Linux GUI Components
Starting and Stopping X Windows
Configuring X Windows
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Managing Linux Processes
Linux Processes
Viewing Processes
Killing Processes
Process Execution
Running Processes in the Background
Process Priorities
Scheduling Commands
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Common Administrative Tasks
Printer Administration
Log File Administration
Administering Users and Groups
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Compression, System Back-up, and Software Installation
Compression
System Back-up
Software Installation
Program Documentation, Libraries & Codecs
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Configuring Linux to Participate on a Network
Networks and TCP/IP
Configuring a NIC Interface
Configuring a PPP Interface
Name Resolution
Connecting to Network Resources
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Configuring Infrastructure Network Services
Network Services Structure
Configuring DHCP
Configuring DNS
Configuring RADIUS
Configuring LDAP
Configuring NTP
Configuring NIS
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Configuring File, Database, Email and Web Services
Configuring NFS
Configuring Samba
Configuring FTP
Configuring SQL
Configuring Email
Configuring Apache
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Troubleshooting, Performance & Server Security
Troubleshooting Methodology
Resolving Common System Problems
Performance Monitoring
Customizing the Kernel
Good Security Practices
Common Security Tools
Network Security
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Discovery Exercises
Certification Why get certified? Linux+ Certification Objectives
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Finding Linux Resources on the Internet
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