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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Steven Pritchard , Bruno Gomes Pessanha , Nicolai Langfeldt , James Stanger , Jeff Dean
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Table of Contents

Preface; The Linux Professional Institute; Audience for This Book; Organization; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari Enabled; How to Contact Us; Acknowledgments; Part I: General Linux Exam 101; Chapter 1: LPI Exams; 1.1 Exam 101 Overview; Chapter 2: Exam 101 Study Guide; 2.1 Exam Preparation; Chapter 3: Hardware and Architecture (Topic 1.101); 3.1 Objective 1: Configure Fundamental BIOS Settings; 3.2 Objective 3: Configure Modems and Sound Cards; 3.3 Objective 4: Set Up Non-IDE Devices; 3.4 Objective 5: Set Up Different PC Expansion Cards; 3.5 Objective 6: Configure Communications Devices; 3.6 Objective 7: Configure USB Devices; Chapter 4: Linux Installation and Package Management (Topic 1.102); 4.1 Objective 1: Design a Hard Disk Layout; 4.2 Objective 2: Install a Boot Manager; 4.3 Objective 3: Make and Install Programs from Source; 4.4 Objective 4: Manage Shared Libraries; 4.5 Objective 5: Use Debian Package Management; 4.6 Objective 6: Use Red Hat Package Manager (RPM); Chapter 5: GNU and Unix Commands (Topic 1.103); 5.1 Objective 1: Work on the Command Line; 5.2 Objective 2: Process Text Streams Using Filters; 5.4 Objective 3: Perform Basic File Management; 5.5 Objective 4: Use Streams, Pipes, and Redirects; 5.6 Objective 5: Create, Monitor, and Kill Processes; 5.7 Objective 6: Modify Process Execution Priorities; 5.8 Objective 7: Search Text Files Using Regular Expressions; 5.9 Objective 8: Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using vi; Chapter 6: Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (Topic 1.104); 6.1 Objective 1: Create Partitions and Filesystems; 6.2 Objective 2: Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems; 6.3 Objective 3: Control Filesystem Mounting and Unmounting; 6.4 Objective 4: Set and View Disk Quotas; 6.5 Objective 5: Use File Permissions to Control Access to Files; 6.6 Setting Up a Workgroup Directory; 6.7 Objective 6: Manage File Ownership; 6.8 Objective 7: Create and Change Hard and Symbolic Links; 6.9 Objective 8: Find System Files and Place Files in the Correct Location; Chapter 7: The X Window System (Topic 1.1.10); 7.1 An Overview of X; 7.2 Objective 1: Install and Configure X11; 7.3 Objective 2: Set Up a Display Manager; 7.4 Objective 4: Install and Customize a Window Manager Environment; Chapter 8: Exam 101 Review Questions and Exercises; 8.1 Hardware and Architecture (Topic 1.101); 8.2 Linux Installation and Package Management (Topic 1.102); 8.3 GNU and Unix Commands (Topic 1.103); 8.4 Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (Topic 1.104); 8.5 The X Window System (Topic 1.110); Chapter 9: Exam 101 Practice Test; 9.1 Questions; 9.2 Answers; Chapter 10: Exam 101 Highlighter's Index; 10.1 Hardware and Architecture; 10.2 Linux Installation and Package Management; 10.3 GNU and Unix Commands; 10.4 Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard; 10.5 The X Window System; Part II: General Linux Exam 102; Chapter 11: Exam 102 Overview; Chapter 12: Exam 102 Study Guide; 12.1 Exam Preparation; Chapter 13: Kernel (Topic 1.105); 13.1 Objective 1: Manage/Query Kernel and Kernel Modules at Runtime; 13.2 Objective 2: Reconfigure, Build, and Install a Custom Kernel and Kernel Modules; Chapter 14: Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels (Topic 1.106); 14.1 Objective 1: Boot the System; 14.2 Objective 2: Change Runlevels and Shut Down or Reboot System; Chapter 15: Printing (Topic 1.107); 15.1 An Overview of Printing; 15.2 Objective 2: Manage Printers and Print Queues; 15.3 Objective 3: Print Files; 15.4 Objective 4: Install and Configure Local and Remote Printers; Chapter 16: Documentation (Topic 1.108); 16.1 Objective 1: Use and Manage Local System Documentation; 16.2 Objective 2: Find Linux Documentation on the Internet; 16.3 Objective 5: Notify Users on System-related Issues; Chapter 17: Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling (Topic 1.109); 17.1 Objective 1: Customize and Use the Shell Environment; 17.2 Objective 2: Customize or Write Simple Scripts; Chapter 18: Administrative Tasks (Topic 1.111); 18.1 Objective 1: Manage Users and Group Accounts and Related System Files; 18.2 Objective 2: Tune the User Environment and System Environment Variables; 18.3 Objective 3: Configure and Use System Log Files to Meet Administrative and Security Needs; 18.4 Objective 4: Automate System Administration Tasks by Scheduling Jobs to Run in the Future; 18.5 Objective 5: Maintain an Effective Data Backup Strategy; 18.6 Objective 6: Maintain System Time; Chapter 19: Networking Fundamentals (Topic 1.112); 19.1 Objective 1: Fundamentals of TCP/IP; 19.2 Objective 3: TCP/IP Configuration and Troubleshooting; 19.3 Objective 4: Configure Linux as a PPP Client; Chapter 20: Networking Services (Topic 1.113); 20.1 Objective 1: Configure and Manage inetd, xinetd, and Related Services; 20.2 Objective 2: Operate and Perform Basic Configuration of Mail Transfer Agent (MTA); 20.3 Objective 3: Operate and Perform Basic Configuration of Apache; 20.4 Objective 4: Properly Manage the NFS and Samba Daemons; 20.5 Objective 5: Set Up and Configure Basic DNS Services; 20.6 Objective 7: Set Up Secure Shell (OpenSSH); Chapter 21: Security (Topic 1.114); 21.1 Objective 1: Perform Security Administration Tasks; 21.2 Objective 2: Set Up Host Security; 21.3 Objective 3: Set Up User-level Security; Chapter 22: Exam 102 Review Questions and Exercises; 22.1 Kernel (Topic 1.105); 22.2 Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels (Topic 1.106); 22.3 Printing (Topic 1.107); 22.4 Documentation (Topic 1.108); 22.5 Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling (Topic 1.109); 22.6 Administrative Tasks (Topic 1.111); 22.7 Networking Fundamentals (Topic 1.112); 22.8 Networking Services (Topic 1.113); 22.9 Security (Topic 1.114); Chapter 23: Exam 102 Practice Test; 23.1 Questions; 23.2 Answers; Chapter 24: Exam 102 Highlighter's Index; 24.1 Kernel (Topic 1.105); 24.2 Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels (Topic 1.106); 24.3 Printing (Topic 1.107); 24.4 Documentation (Topic 1.108); 24.5 Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling; 24.6 Administrative Tasks (Topic 1.111); 24.7 Networking Fundamentals (Topic 1.112); 24.8 Networking Services (Topic 1.113); 24.9 Security (Topic 1.114); Part III: General Linux Exam 201; Chapter 25: Linux Kernel; 25.1 Objective 1: Kernel Components; 25.2 Objective 2: Compiling a Kernel; 25.3 Objective 3: Patching a Kernel; 25.4 Objective 4: Customizing a Kernel; Chapter 26: System Startup; 26.1 Objective 1: Customizing System Startup and Boot Processes; 26.2 Objective 2: System Recovery; Chapter 27: Filesystem; 27.1 Objective 1: Operating the Linux Filesystem; 27.2 Objective 2: Maintaining a Linux Filesystem; 27.3 Objective 3: Creating and Configuring Filesystem Options; Chapter 28: Hardware (Topic 2.204); 28.1 Objective 1: Configuring RAID; 28.2 Objective 2: Adding New Hardware; 28.3 Objective 3: Software and Kernel Configuration; 28.4 Objective 4: Configuring PCMCIA Devices; Chapter 29: File and Service Sharing (Topic 2.209); 29.1 Objective 1: Configuring a Samba Server; 29.2 Objective 2: Configuring an NFS Server; Chapter 30: System Maintenance (Topic 2.211); 30.1 Objective 1: System Logging; 30.2 Objective 2: Packaging Software; 30.3 Objective 3: Backup Operations; Chapter 31: System Customization and Automation (Topic 2.213); 31.1 Objective 1: Automating Tasks Using Scripts; Chapter 32: Troubleshooting (Topic 2.214); 32.1 Objective 1: Creating Recovery Disks; 32.2 Objective 2: Identifying Boot Stages; 32.3 Objective 3: Troubleshooting Boot Loaders; 32.4 Objective 4: General Troubleshooting; 32.5 Objective 5: Troubleshooting System Resources; 32.6 Objective 6: Troubleshooting Environment Configurations; Chapter 33: LPI Exam 201 Review Questions and Exercises; 33.1 Linux Kernel (Topic 2.201); 33.2 System Startup (Topic 2.202); 33.3 Filesystem (Topic 2.203); 33.4 Hardware (Topic 2.204); 33.5 File and Service Sharing (Topic 2.209); 33.6 System Maintenance (Topic 2.211); 33.7 System Customization and Automation (Topic 2.213); 33.8 Troubleshooting (Topic 2.214); Chapter 34: Exam 201 Practice Test; 34.1 Questions; 34.2 Answers; Part IV: General Linux Exam 202; Chapter 35: Networking Configuration (Topic 2.205); 35.1 Objective 1: Basic Networking Configuration; 35.2 Objective 2: Advanced Network Configuration and Troubleshooting; Chapter 36: Mail and News (Topic 2.206); 36.1 Objective 2: Using Sendmail; 36.2 Objective 3: Managing Mail Traffic; 36.3 Objective 1: Configuring Mailing Lists; 36.4 Objective 4: Serving News; 36.5 Conclusion; Chapter 37: DNS (Topic 2.207); 37.1 Objective 1: Basic DNS Server Configuration; 37.2 Objective 2: Create and Maintain DNS Zones; 37.3 Objective 3: Securing a DNS Server; Chapter 38: Web Services (Apache and Squid, Topic 2.208); 38.1 Installing Apache; 38.2 Configuring Apache; 38.3 Squid: History and Overview; 38.4 Squid Authentication; 38.5 Squid as Web Accelerator; Chapter 39: Network Client Management (Topic 2.210); 39.1 Objective 1: DHCP Configuration; 39.2 Objective 2: NIS Configuration; 39.3 Objective 3: LDAP Configuration; 39.4 Objective 4: PAM Authentication; Chapter 40: System Security (Topic 2.212); 40.1 Objective 2: Configuring a Router; 40.2 Objective 3: Securing FTP Servers; 40.3 Objective 4: Secure Shell (SSH); 40.4 Objective 5: TCP Wrappers; 40.5 Objective 6: Security Tasks; Chapter 41: Network Troubleshooting (Topic 214); 41.1 Network Troubleshooting Essentials; 41.2 Common Troubleshooting Commands; 41.3 Hardware Problems; 41.4 Network Device Configuration Files; 41.5 DNS Errors; 41.6 Determining the Cause of Inaccessible Services; 41.7 Conclusion; Chapter 42: Exam 202 Review Questions and Exercises; 42.1 Networking Configuration (Topic 2.205); 42.2 Mail and News (Topic 2.206); 42.3 DNS (Topic 2.207); 42.4 Web Services (Topic 2.208); 42.5 Answers; 42.6 Network Client Management (Topic 2.210); 42.7 System Security (Topic 2.212); 42.8 Network Troubleshooting (Topic 2.214); Chapter 43: Exam 202 Practice Test; 43.1 Questions; 43.2 Answers; Colophon;

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