- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; Pap/Cdr St edition (1 Jan. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780072229592
- ISBN-13: 978-0072229592
- ASIN: 0072229594
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 Study Guide (Exams CX-310-200 & CX-310-202) (Certification Press) Paperback – 1 Jan 2006
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From the Back Cover
Get the book that shows you not only what―but how―to study
- 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for Sun Solaris exams CX-310-200 and CX-310-202
- Exam Readiness Checklist at the front of the book--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
- Real-world exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after the hands-on exam questions
- Exam Watch and Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
- Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam
Covers all exam CX-310-200 and CX-310-202 topics, including: Installation * System Boot Procedures * File System Administration * Disk Management * User Administration * Security * Managing Network Printers and System Processes * Backups and Restores * The Solaris Network Environment * Virtual File Systems and Core Dumps * Storage Volumes * Access Control and System Messaging * Naming Services * Advanced Installation Procedures
The best fully integrated study system available. CD-ROM includes:
- Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring:
- One CX-310-200 practice exam
- Detailed answers with explanations
- Score Report performance assessment tool
- Electronic book for studying on the go
- Bonus downloadable CX-310-202 MasterExam practice test (with free online registration)
About the Author
Dr. Paul Sanghera (San Jose, CA) Linux+, Network+, CAN, SCP, SCSA, is a technologist, educator, and entrepreneur based in the Silicon Valley, California. With a Ph.D. in Physics, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, Dr. Sanghera is an expert in Computer Networking, TCP/IP protocols, Java Technologies, and peer to peer distributed communication systems. He has more than 15 years experience working with the UNIX system environment, including work at research laboratories such as CERN and the Wilson Nuclear Synchrotron Laboratory at Cornell University, and in the computer industry. He has taught technology courses in the Bay Area at CSU Hayward, San Jose State University, Golden Gate University, and Brooks College.
Paul was a founding member and Director of Engineering at an e-commerce company, weborder, that was sold to Netopia. He has also been at the ground floor of several other technology startups such as Dream Logic, and MP3.com. DR. Sanghera has also worked as Senior Software Engineer at Novell, and Netscape, and have contributed to technologies such as Netscape Communicator, NDS, and sellerXpert. Author and co-author of more than 150 research papers published in American and European research journals, Dr. Sanghera has made professional presentations by invitation at several International conferences.
Top Customer Reviews
It also has an annoying habit of hiding import information in the middle of paragraphs of text (e.g. file locations) making quick review difficult.
The book also suffers from poor editing; it appears as though a non-technical editor was the last person to proof read the book as there are passages that have obviously incorrect syntax (e.g. missing |'s before grep).
On the plus side, the book covers the material that is included with out too much waffle and comes with a reasonable practise exam that is very similar to the real thing (although a little easier).
In short, this book reads like a Solaris 9 book that needs alot more updating for Solaris 10. And proper editing.
The book first discusses the kernel, but then goes back to the very basics, which is not what I personally want. For example, it shows you how to respond to
You are told you need to type your username, press RETURN and that the system will respond with a request for your password. The book tells you to enter your password and press RETURN. We are told the password will not be echoed to the screen for security reasons. (There's no mention of logging into remote systems via CDE or Sun Java Desktop).
Then the 'cd' command is discussed.
If I needed a book at that level, I'd buy a beginners, dummies or idiots guide - not one aimed at Sun's Solaris exams.
The coverage is not very deep, which is inevitable given the amount of whitespace and the level it starts at.
I also bought the book "Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep 2" by Bill Calkins. Despite Bill Calkins' book being 50% more expensive, it is much better value. Since that book is recommended by several Sun employees involved in setting the exam, I can only assume the level is about right, which means this book is far too basic.
I started to feel uneasy when I read davidkirkby's review which questioned whether the book went into enough depth. As a result I went off and did alot of independant study. This saved me in the exam.
This book gives you a false sense of security. As davidkirkby says, Bill Calkins book goes into alot more depth and seems much closer to what the exam requires.
To give three examples, the subjects of SMF, printer administration and x86 booting were not covered in enough depth. I could quote three or four commands which came up in my exam and are not mentioned anyware in the book
The Errata for the book is already avaliable. You can download it by clicking on a link in the Amazon Connect feature on the Product Description page for this book on amazon.com
To me it tries to be both a study guide for the 2 exams and an introduction to Solaris and hence fails on both counts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
having just taken the solaris certification upgrade (to upgrade my solaris 8 certification to 10), I found this book to be possibly a good base but far from enough to take you... Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2010 by an italian in london
I'll keep this reasonably short. The material which is covered is patchy to say the least. User and Security administration are covered well, but there is no mention of umask or... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2009 by Morpheus
This is a rock solid book. I passed both the exams after preparing from this book, and also preparing from the practice exams that come with this book. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2006 by Vin
I've recently purchased this book and already passed the first part of the exam. And in some areas of the exam I've noticed that the book was really superficial and yet... Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2006 by Tomaz Bracic
I'm already a Solaris System Administrator and have used this book to prepare for the Solaris 10 SCSA certification. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2006 by Mike Gwin