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Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep: Exam CX-310-202 Part II Kindle Edition

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Solaris 10 System Administration Part II

Exam CX-310-202

Bill Calkins


In this book you’ll learn Advanced Topics in Solaris 10

System Administration for SPARC and x86-based systems including:


  • Administering the network environment in Solaris 10
  • Setting up RAID metadevices using SVM
  • Configuring ZFS storage pools and file systems
  • Configuring and administering Solaris zones and containers
  • Administering virtual file systems and swap space
  • Creating and administering user and Role-Based access accounts (RBAC)
  • Using advanced installation tools to install, clone, and upgrade the operating system


Bill’s original Cert Prep guides were used throughout Sun’s service organization as the SEs studied for Certification. This was not mandated by Sun management but happened through word-of-mouth by those software engineers who had successfully passed the exam. In this new edition, Bill adds a chapter for ZFS. It includes Live Upgrade conversion to a ZFS root filesystem and Zone/ZFS inter-operation. Plus, all chapters have been updated to reflect the Solaris 10 10/08 enhancements. This new guide remains the best source of preparation for the Solaris 10 Cert exam.

–Brian Howard, Systems Engineer / Solaris Ambassador



Bill Calkins is owner and president of Pyramid Consulting, a computer training and consulting firm specializing in the implementation and administration of open systems. He works as a consultant with Sun Microsystems and has contributed extensively to the Solaris certification program and simulation technology. He also owns www.unixed.com, a website that provides online UNIX training materials. Bill has more than 20 years of experience in UNIX system administration, consulting, and training at more than 250 different companies and government agencies and has authored several books on Solaris.



CD Features ExamGear Practice Questions!

The CD features instant scoring, matching to objectives, instant answer feedback, plus more!

  • 60 questions for a real exam experience!

  • Flashcards with text from the book explain each question.

  • Download additional practice questions from http://www.unixed.com!

  • A free, bookmarked electronic copy of the book.



ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3817-2

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About the Author

Bill Calkins is a Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris operating environment. He is owner and president of Pyramid Consulting, Inc., a computer training and consulting firm located near Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in the implementation and administration of open systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in UNIX system administration, consulting, and training at more than 150 different companies. He has authored several UNIX textbooks, which are currently best sellers and are used by universities and training organizations worldwide:

. Solaris 2.6 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part I (New Riders Publishing,

ISBN 157870085X)

. Solaris 2.6 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part II (New Riders Publishing,

ISBN 1578700868)

. Solaris 7 Administrator Certification Training Guide, Part I and Part II (New Riders

Publishing, ISBN 1578702496)

. Solaris 8 Training Guide (CX-310-011 and CX-310-012): System Administrator

(New Riders Publishing, ISBN 1578702593)

. Inside Solaris 9 (New Riders Publishing, ISBN 0735711011)

. Solaris 9 Training Guide (CX-310-014 and CX-310-015): System Administrator

Certification (New Riders Publishing, ISBN: 0789729229)

. Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep (Que, ISBN 0-7897-3461-3)

. Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep, Part I (Que, ISBN 0-7897-3790-6)


Calkins has worked with Sun Press and Prentice Hall as a technical editor and a major contributor to many of their Solaris titles. His professional interests include consulting, writing, teaching, traveling, and developing web-based training materials. He works as a consultant with the certification group at Sun Microsystems and assists with the development of the Solaris 10 SCSA, SCNA, and SCSECA certification exams. He also consults with Sun Microsystems Professional Services and assists in the development of Solaris training and testing materials for the education division at Sun Microsystems.


Calkins also works as an instructor in government, corporate, and university settings. He has helped thousands of administrators get their certification. Recently he was recognized by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as the “technical trainer of choice for the joint war-fighting community.” His experience covers all varieties of UNIX, including Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, and Linux. When he’s not working in the field, he writes UNIX books and conducts training and educational

seminars on various system administration topics. He draws on his many years of experience in system administration and training to provide a unique approach to UNIX training.

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  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification; 1 edition (6 May 2009)
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Format: Paperback
I would thoroughly recommend this book as a study aid particular for the following:

a. The consistent and logical layout to each chapter.
b. The well thought out exercises (both 'Step by Step and 'Apply Your Knowledge').
c. The well placed and useful 'Notes', 'Cautions' and and 'Exam Alerts'.
d. The general depth of coverage in all chapters.

I would also recommend that anyone wishing to use this text should download and configure SUN's
VirtualBox software. This was invaluable in working through the Solaris 10 exercises involving
networks, multiple hosts and additional disk hardware.

On the down side

There are some mistakes within the text but they are largely forgiveable (given the depth of detail) except
for those in practice exam questions and their answers. The complimentary Exam Gear CD included contained
exactly the same practice exam as that printed in the main text and so was of very limited use. In my view
there are also too few scenario based test questions, and where they are included they are not searching

On a cautionary note

Before purchasing this text be aware that Oracle have indicated that in future SUN certification paths will
be aligned with their own and I can't help thinking this will effect in some way the coverage of this
certification exam. (The cost for the exam has already gone up !!!!!).
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