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LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exams 201 and 202

LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exams 201 and 202 [Kindle Edition]

Roderick W. Smith
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The first book to cover the LPIC-2 certification

Linux allows developers to update source code freely, making it an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to alternate, more expensive operating systems. It is for this reason that the demand for IT professionals to have an LPI certification is so strong. This study guide provides unparalleled coverage of the LPIC-2 objectives for exams 201 and 202. Clear and concise coverage examines all Linux administration topics while practical, real-world examples enhance your learning process. On the CD, you’ll find the Sybex Test Engine, electronic flashcards, and a glossary containing the most important terms you need to understand..

  • Prepares you for exams 201 and 202 of the Linux Professional Institute Certification
  • Offers clear, concise coverage on exam topics such as the Linux kernel, system startup, networking configuration, system maintenance, domain name server, file sharing, and more
  • Addresses additional key topics for the exams including network client management, e-mail services, system security, and troubleshooting

This must-have study guide serves as an invaluable roadmap to attaining LPI certification.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3029 KB
  • Print Length: 701 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118000153
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (9 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051BKYQI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cntains all the relevant info. 21 Jun 2014
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I have been studying Linux for years and I found teh questions tough. I had a great pass using the LPIC-1 book and the content of the LPIC-2 is written in the same way. At the moment I am using it for reference and occasional study. When I have time I will get stuck in again. Can recommend these books and doing plenty of questions and then reading around the ones you get wrong. Hard work but will get a pass if that is your goal. I think with this book alone and hands on and Google it can be done without any other books. PDF of teh book would be useful though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 1 Feb 2014
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these books are to the point and very clear with working examples, both the lpic 1 and 2 books have been great
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2.0 out of 5 stars Half-Decent complementary material 21 Nov 2011
By Kahl - Published on
A bit of background:

I just passed the 202 today with a score of 590, hence getting my LPI 2 certification.
Before studying the topics I had never really interacted with network services to the degree required by the certification. (lots of detail)

To study for the test, I read around on man pages, official documentation, assorted forums and so on.
I read on the test requirements from the website and went after the information myself. I ended up writing around 12.000 lines of documentation on Notepad++. I didn't do any fake tests beforehand or anything like that.

Which takes me to the book:

If you only read this book and take the test, there's no way you'll pass. LPI is different from some other certifications available (such as CCNA with the whole Cisco Press thing) that it doesn't give you the study material. It gives you the areas of interest and lets you go crazy with it. I expected this book to be broader and more comprehensive than it actually is. Not only that, just by paying attention to the exam contents on the website and skimming the book you can see that a lot of stuff is outright left out. And what is not left out sometimes is explained poorly. The iptables chapter is terrible. There's a chapter with GRUB on it, but the test regards GRUB legacy, and GRUB 2 is explained on the book. The Samba related section of the test is enormous, and I can't recall more than one sample configuration explained on the book. Postfix with virtual domains can get pretty wild (and it was very interesting to learn) and the book doesn't even touch it.

It helped to fill one gap, that being PAM, which I had a hard time understanding.
If anything, you can use this book as a benchmark: Study everything you have to and then read this book. If its all too easy and you can spot the thousands of flaws and holes on the book, you're good to go.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Experience is king, this book helps fill the gaps. 23 Sep 2011
By Noah Beach - Published on
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First, I passed both LPIC-2 exams, even scoring 100% on 117-201 and 720/800 on 117-202 (53/60 questions correct). I've been using Linux for about 10 years now, and have been a Linux Systems Admin professionally for about four. This book is great, I read Roderick Smith's Linux+ book (LPI version of the exam) which is also an excellent book, so I had no hesitation buying this book. Reading this book alone will not get you to 100% of what you need to pass the exams, practice and experience is whats going to get you a good score. What I did was read each chapter and then if I did not feel 100% about the subject in that chapter I started researching the topics covered, and investigated further about those topics, I also built a home lab utilizing virtual machines running on top of Fedora 15 (yum groupinstall Virtualization) so I could build a bind dns server, a apache web server, a squid proxy server, sendmail/postfix mail servers, etc. I rarely had to do more research on the first half of the book (first exam topics) because the vast majority of content I knew in depth (hence the 800/800 score), but the second half I spent some time on and learned a lot. Overall its a great book, and I'll continue to use it as a reference.

Minus 1 star for the price tag, especially the Kindle price which is what I purchased, $40 for a digital book is a bit much in my opinion.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe a good summary but you NEED another lpic-2 guide 7 Sep 2011
By raul - Published on
As said, you need another material in order to pass the exams or a lot of experience in each chapter. The example tests are too easy when you compare them with the real exam.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You will need more to pass the revised (2013) LPIC 202 27 Feb 2014
By J. Petrucci - Published on
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This book is decent for covering the first test (201) but does a poor job preparing you for the 202 exam. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the _complete_ exam objectives @ [...] and use this book in conjunction with some heavy Googling.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 10 Aug 2012
By Dartanghan - Published on
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It is a very good book, but u should seek for more sources to prepare to LPIC-2.

Its well divided into 2 parts, where the first talks about lpic 201 and the second half talks about lpic 202.
In my opinion, take other books and papers to study lpic 202. The book is too superficial in its second part.

The first part of the book ( LPI 201 ) is sufficient to pass the exam.
All the book questions are very similar to the exam.

Obs: no book can lead u to any linux certifications if u dont work or use these technologies.
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