LPIC-1: Level 1 Exams 101 and 102: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide Paperback – 7 Oct 2005
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From the Back Cover
LPIC–1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide
Here′s the book you need to prepare for the LPI Level 1 exams from Linux Professional Institute. This study guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today′s certification candidates, and has been reviewed and designated as LPI Approved Training Material. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that readers have come to expect from Sybex, this book provides:
- Clear and concise information on Linux technologies and topics
- Practical examples and insights drawn from real–world experience
- Coverage of key topics such as security, the boot process and scripts, and kernel maintenance tools
- Linux compatible exam preparation software, including a testing engine and electronic flashcards for your Palm
You′ll find authoritative coverage of key exam topics including:
- Linux command line tools
- Using regular expressions
- Managing shared libraries
- Configuring hardware
- Designing a hard disk layout
- Creating partitions and file systems
- Configuring X Window system
- Managing GUI logins
- Customizing a desktop environment
- Creating a custom kernel
- Managing the shell environment
- Configuring a boot loader
- Managing servers
- Configuring Samba
About the Author
Roderick W. Smith, LPIC–1 is a Linux networking expert and the author of several books, including the Linux+ Study Guide, also from Sybex.
Top customer reviews
Worth noting, this edition no-longer ships with a CD containing a PDF version of the book, additional reference material and a practise exam test engine. Instead your provided with a link to the Sybex site, which after registration will permit you to download a Zip containing a further 3 separate zip archives, for: Linux, Mac and Windows.
Thought I would give the Mac archive a whirl; within it you get another archive (getting rather Russian doll like) but this time in Mac .sparseimage format, anyway in that you get what appear to be a set of Windows BAT and EXE files, a PDF with a copy of the Glossary, a number of Flash SWF files, and supposedly an application called Start, which won't run on OS X 10.8.2. Raised a ticket with their customer support and got back a single line response, and the ticket was marked as closed:
> "The software for this title is not Mac compatible. I apologize for any inconvenience. To run the software you will need to use a PC."
have queried this as the Front Cover of the book does state:
"... and Access to Exam Prep Software Featuring: Linux-, Mac-, Windows-Compatible Custom Test Engines ..."
Anyway, you can open the individual SWF files directly from a Browser of your choice, or alternatively unpack the linux variant of the archive and just use the provided HTML front end (assuming your browser has a Flash Plugin). Had a bit of a play with the practise exams, to see what I've forgotten in the 20 odd years of daily Linux hacking, and according to the marking system some of the basics, thought I'd double check, and found the exam engine can't count, apparently selecting the answer it acknowledges as correct in it's explanation will not necessarily get you the mark (see Customer Pic), so raised another ticket.
Ignoring the test engine anomalies, and the removal of a bundled PDF for iPad / Kindle reference while maintaining the 2nd Editions Retail price. The slightly revised text should be enough to hint at what you will need to know to pass the LPI-1 exam, but you'll ideally want 6+ months daily hands on use, exposure to both a RedHat and Debian derived distribution, and have played and read the man pages for every command mentioned in the book, as the text only covers some of the most common features and arguments for the commands it covers, to be safe you should know the a few more e.g. The book mentions either of the following vi commands will save a file changes and quit vi: ZZ or :wq, but fails to mention any possibility not explicitly listed on the LPI.ORG site e.g. :x
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
First five chapters cover the 101 portion of the exam. So you can concentrate on those materials for your first exam, then the rest of the book for your 102.
At first I thought, "alright, this book seems good." Then I found the additional study tools in Appendix B (page 554). This extra stuff has helped me study so much more efficiently. It's a package of study tools that you can download from the link listed on the book, and the practice exams in it is an awesome tool. Well, it helped me.
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