Linux+ and LPIC-1 Guide to Linux Certification,
5th Edition

Jason Eckert

ISBN-13: 9781337569798 | ISBN-10: 1337569798

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 768 pages

List Price USD $149.95


Eckert's LINUX+ and LPIC-1 GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 5th Edition, empowers you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed on CompTIA's Linux®+ (XKO-004) certification exam and the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 (101-500 and 102-500) certification exams, as well as in your network administration career. The book covers the latest Linux® distributions, virtualization, containerization and storage technologies. Comprehensive coverage also addresses key job-related networking and security services, including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Squid, Postfix, SSH, VNC, Spice, RDP, GPG, PostgreSQL and iptables/firewalld. Hands-on projects give you practice using both modern Linux® distributions (Fedora™ 28 and Ubuntu® Server 18.04) and industry's legacy Linux distributions. And with MindTap’s live virtual machine labs, you can explore various solutions in a safe, sandbox environment using real Cisco hardware and virtualized Linux operating systems.

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Jason W. Eckert is an experienced technical trainer, consultant and bestselling author in the information technology industry. His diverse IT background and expertise include more than 40 IT certifications, three decades of IT and development experience, six published apps and 24 published textbooks covering such topics as UNIX, Linux®, Apache, MySQL, Windows Server, Security, Microsoft Exchange, PowerShell, BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Video Game Development. In addition, he serves as the dean of technology at triOS College, where he continues to refine and improve college technology programs. For more information, visit about.me/jasoneckert.

  • Providing hands-on practice as well as flexibility, project exercises in Chapter 2, Linux® Installation and Usage, allow students to install Fedora 28 within a virtual machine on Windows or choose to install Fedora 28 natively.
  • While Systemd has replaced SysV Init on modern Linux distributions, many legacy Linux systems remain widely used and CompTIA's Linux®+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam still tests legacy concepts. As a result, Chapters 8, 10, 12 and 14 examine SysV Init and related services using an additional virtual machine running a legacy Linux distribution (Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS)--enabling students to easily separate legacy Linux features from modern ones within the classroom environment.
  • Two all-new appendices provide additional real-world application of Linux beyond the scope of the certification: With macOS support seen as a key skill today, Appendix D discusses how to apply the Linux concepts within this book to macOS. Because many cross-platform developers now need to run Linux on their developer workstation, Appendix E discusses how to install and configure the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10.
  • Continuing its focus on Linux server deployment, Chapter 6 now also covers server virtualization technologies and the considerations necessary for running Linux within a virtual machine environment.
  • Chapter 6 exercises now ask students to deploy Ubuntu Server 18.04 (no X) in another virtual machine on Windows (or alternatively within a virtual machine on Fedora 28). This hands-on application enables learners to practice managing a Linux server without a GUI, become comfortable applying concepts to different Linux distributions and gain experience using both the Debian Package Manager (Ubuntu Server) and Red Hat Package Manager (Fedora) in Chapter 11.
  • Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the network services and security concepts detailed in Chapters 12-14 have been thoroughly updated and expanded with new coverage of current technologies and practices. In addition, Chapter 14 includes an all-new section on cloud services and containerization.
  • In addition to detailed discussions of LVM and ZFS server storage technologies, Chapter 6 thoroughly examines BTRFS and SAN configuration.
  • Package management coverage within Chapter 11, Compression, System Backup and Software Installation, has been updated to reflect current versions of apt (Debian Package Manager) and dnf (Red Hat Package Manager) as well as expanded to include a discussion of other package management tools such as zypper (ZYpp Package Manager).
  • READERS GAIN BOTH THE CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND HANDS-ON SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK WITH LINUX®. The fifth edition helps learners perfect the solid understanding and applied know-how necessary to work with several different Linux® distributions in today's network administration environment.
  • FIFTH EDITION CORRESPONDS SEAMLESSLY TO COMPTIA'S LINUX®+ (POWERED BY LPI) CERTIFICATION EXAM. The fifth edition's up-to-date content and coverage of new technologies prepares learners for success on the certification exam--and in real-world practice.
  • QUALITY AND USABILITY ARE COMBINED WITH A HANDS-ON APPROACH. Recognized for its emphasis on quality, the fifth edition offers classroom usability and an unmatched hands-on experience for today's learners.
  • DISCOVERY EXERCISES HIGHLIGHT REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES. Practical features such as Discovery Exercises emphasize the realistic application of concepts as well as make theories meaningful and more than simply a list of technical features. Helpful Review Questions test readers' understanding of critical information to ensure understanding.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Linux®.
2. Linux® Installation and Usage.
3. Exploring Linux® Filesystems.
4. Linux® Filesystem Management.
5. Linux® Filesystem Administration.
6. Linux® Server Deployment and Virtualization.
7. Working with the BASH Shell.
8. System Initialization and X Windows.
9. Managing Linux® Processes.
10. Common Administrative Tasks.
11. Compression, System Backup and Software Installation.
12. Network Configuration.
13. Configuring Network Services.
14. Support, Performance, Security and Cloud Services.
Appendix A: Certification.
Appendix B: GNU Public License.
Appendix C: Finding Linux Resources on the Internet.
Appendix D: Supporting macOS.
Appendix E: Configuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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