Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide by Graham SpeakeEleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide by Graham Speake

Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide

byGraham Speake, Brian Barber, Chris Happel

Paperback | November 16, 2009

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Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide offers a practical guide for those preparing for the Linux+ certification exam.
The book begins with a review of important concepts that are needed for successful operating system installation. These include computer hardware, environment settings, partitions, and network settings. The book presents the strategies for creating filesystems; different types of filesystems; the tools used to create filesystems; and the tools used to administer filesystems. It explains the Linux boot process; how to configure system and user profiles as well as the common environment variables; and how to use BASH command line interpreter.
The remaining chapters discuss how to install, configure, support, and remove applications; the configuration of Linux as a workstation and as a server; securing the Linux system; and common tools for managing a system. Each chapter includes information on exam objectives, exam warnings, and the top five toughest questions along with their answers.

  • Fast Facts quickly review fundamentals
  • Exam Warnings highlight particularly tough sections of the exam
  • Crunch Time sidebars point out key concepts to remember
  • Did You Know? sidebars cover sometimes forgotten details
  • Top Five Toughest Questions and answers help you to prepare

Graham Speake (CISSP #56073, M.Inst. ISP) is a risk management consultant with BP, one of the world's largest energy companies. He currently provides risk assessment and remediation consultancy to BP operating units throughout the world. His specialties include industrial automation and process control security, penetration testing, ne...
Title:Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 16, 2009Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597494976

ISBN - 13:9781597494977

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that great While Graham Speake does a good job of bringing the material to a concise book, it is sure lacking a lot of other critical information that would make this book an excellent resource to help prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification. While this book is concise and to the point, it lacks the description of the commands and syntax use. It does go through a few of them, but there is so many I felt that he just skimmed on the book there is no hand-on practice scenarios that helps an individual learn how to set up Linux on a system. Yes, there is output that is displayed with a few commands, but that is it. With respect to the lack of description and use of the command, another fault with the book is that there is no practice DVD with exams in this book. Yes, there are the 5 toughest questions that one has to answer, but one is left with an empty feeling when going through this book; unless they have practiced with other Linux+ books and have read and set up Linux on systems before. This book is meant for an intermediate user or as an aide to another textbook. By no means should this book be used solely as their main book of study.
Date published: 2010-02-12

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing Linux

Chapter 2: Managing Filesystems

Chapter 3: Booting Linux

Chapter 4: Configuring the Base System

Chapter 5: Using BASH

Chapter 6: Installing Applications

Chapter 7: Installing, Configuring as a Workstation

Chapter 8: Installing, Configuring as a Server

Chapter 9: Securing Linux

Chapter 10: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Linux


Editorial Reviews

"This unique text offers an attractive, reader-friendly layout, demonstrating concepts creatively with thought provoking color and b&w photos, illustrations, and images, many from art history. The volume is designed so that readers can jump from image to image and find the core ideas of the chapter. Sidebars of key ideas also increase the book's browsability. Employing a multidisciplinary approach to information architecture and the design of the new pervasive information spaces, the book draws on insights in diverse disciplines from cognitive psychology to cinema. Each chapter begins with a short story and concludes with case studies and a list of articles, books, movies, and videos. Part 1 surveys information architecture as both a field of practice and a research discipline. Part 2 illustrates five design principles, and Part 3 shows how to apply these principles with a real-life case study. Parts 2 and 3 include boxed contributions from international authors, researchers, and practitioners. Readers can access a companion web site and a blog."--Reference and Research Book News