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Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, 3rd Edition

  • Jason W. Eckert triOS College
  • ISBN-10: 1418837210  |  ISBN-13: 9781418837211
  • 800 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.00
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Overview

LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, THIRD EDITION offers the most up-to-date information to empower users to successfully pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam, while maintaining a focus on quality, classroom usability, and real-world experience. This complete guide provides not only the conceptual knowledge, but also the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation systems in a network administration environment. Comprehensive coverage includes updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions, as well as new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4. Readers will learn about new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. The Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts.

Features and Benefits

  • Maps fully to CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam, including coverage of new technologies.
  • Provides readers with both the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux network operating systems in a network administration environment.
  • Maintains a focus on quality, classroom usability, and a hands-on experience for your students.
  • Discovery Exercises incorporate real-world experiences to make the coverage realistic and meaningful beyond just a list of technical features, and Review Questions test readers' understanding of critical information.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
1: Introduction to Linux.
2: Linux Installation and Usage.
3: Exploring Linux Filesystems.
4: Linux Filesystem Management.
5: Linux Filesystem Administration.
6: Advanced Installation.
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: Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security.
APPENDIX A: Certification.
APPENDIX B: GNU General Public License.
APPENDIX C: Finding Linux Resources on the Internet.
GLOSSARY.
INDEX.

What's New

  • Contains updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions.
  • Includes coverage of new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4.
  • Includes new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, and SQL.
  • Includes new and expanded material on security practices and technologies.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111541558 | ISBN-13: 9781111541552)

The Lab Manual provides students with the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam. Designed for classroom-led or self-paced study, labs complement main text content and offer a unique, practical approach to learning that is a key component to the exams. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, illustrations and review questions.

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Linux+ CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111541574 | ISBN-13: 9781111541576)

Six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the critical knowledge related to Linux+ and the CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

List Price = $14.95  | CengageBrain Price = $14.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.50

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111541582 | ISBN-13: 9781111541583)

The Instructor Resources CD includes the following materials: Electronic Instructor's Manual--The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions--The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including Review Questions and Discovery Exercises. PowerPoint presentations--This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. ExamView®--ExamView®, the ultimate tool for objective-based testing needs, is a powerful test generator that enables instructors to create paper, LAN, or Web-based tests from test banks designed specifically for their Cengage Course Technology text. Instructors can utilize the ultra-efficient QuickTest Wizard to create tests in less than five minutes by taking advantage of Cengage Course Technology's questions banks, or customize their own exams from scratch. Figure files--All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution.

LabConnection On DVD for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1111543666 | ISBN-13: 9781111543662)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 3RD EDITION and offers remediation to the text. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning, but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111541647 | ISBN-13: 9781111541644)

dtiMetrics is an online testing system that automatically grades students and keeps class and student records. dtiMetrics tests against Cengage's textbook, as well as against the CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam, including a quiz for each chapter in the book along with a mid-term and final exam. dtiMetrics is managed by the classroom instructor who has 100% of the control, 100% of the time. It is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing.

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LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1111543690 | ISBN-13: 9781111543693)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, Third Edition textbook and offers remediation to the text.

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LabConnection Instant Access Code for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1285465547 | ISBN-13: 9781285465548)

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LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1285777581 | ISBN-13: 9781285777580)

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Networking CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111541620 | ISBN-13: 9781111541620)

CourseMate is an online companion site for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification that integrates interactive teaching and learning tools into the course such as quizzes, flash cards, PowerPoint slides, review exercises, and much more. Additionally, CourseMate offers a CL eBook and Engagement Tracker – an instructor-facing assessment tool. The CL eBook is a flexible, comprehensive electronic book solution. It includes robust capabilities such as high-speed searching; electronic note-taking; a browser-based, PDF-style layout; highlighting; hyperlinks and media embedded within the text, and more.

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Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111541558 | ISBN-13: 9781111541552)

The Lab Manual provides students with the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam. Designed for classroom-led or self-paced study, labs complement main text content and offer a unique, practical approach to learning that is a key component to the exams. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, illustrations and review questions.

List Price = $107.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Linux+ CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111541574 | ISBN-13: 9781111541576)

Six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the critical knowledge related to Linux+ and the CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

List Price = $14.95  | CengageBrain Price = $14.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.50

Blackboard MindLink for LabConnection Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305211391 | ISBN-13: 9781305211391)

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LabConnection On DVD for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1111543666 | ISBN-13: 9781111543662)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 3RD EDITION and offers remediation to the text. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning, but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111541647 | ISBN-13: 9781111541644)

dtiMetrics is an online testing system that automatically grades students and keeps class and student records. dtiMetrics tests against Cengage's textbook, as well as against the CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam, including a quiz for each chapter in the book along with a mid-term and final exam. dtiMetrics is managed by the classroom instructor who has 100% of the control, 100% of the time. It is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1111543690 | ISBN-13: 9781111543693)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 3RD EDITION and offers remediation to the text. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning, but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.50

LabConnection Instant Access Code for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1285465547 | ISBN-13: 9781285465548)

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1285777581 | ISBN-13: 9781285777580)

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Networking CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111541620 | ISBN-13: 9781111541620)

CourseMate is an online companion site for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification that integrates interactive teaching and learning tools into the course such as quizzes, flash cards, PowerPoint slides, review exercises, and much more. Additionally, CourseMate offers a CL eBook and Engagement Tracker – an instructor-facing assessment tool. The CL eBook is a flexible, comprehensive electronic book solution. It includes robust capabilities such as high-speed searching; electronic note-taking; a browser-based, PDF-style layout; highlighting; hyperlinks and media embedded within the text, and more.

List Price = $183.00  | CengageBrain Price = $183.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $183.00

MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305629779 | ISBN-13: 9781305629776)

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ExamConnection 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305663020 | ISBN-13: 9781305663022)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jason W. Eckert

Jason W. Eckert is an experienced technical trainer, consultant and best-selling author in the Information Technology (IT) industry. He has more than 20 IT certifications, 25 years of IT experience, four published apps, and 22 published textbooks covering topics such as UNIX, Linux®, Apache, MySQL, Windows Server, Security, Microsoft Exchange, PowerShell, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and Video Game Development, to his credit. Mr. Eckert brings the value of his diverse IT experience and expertise to every class that he teaches at triOS College. He also serves as the Dean of Technology at triOS College, where he continues to refine and improve college technology programs. For more information about Mr. Eckert, visit about.me/jasoneckert.

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