LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2006
Pages: 992

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you needto practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This bookwill helpyou determine when you're ready to take the exams, which aretechnically challenging and designed to reflect the skills thatadministrators needin real working environments.

As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for theirIT systems, the demand for certified technicians will becomeeven greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career optionsbecause the LPICis the most widely known and respected Linux certification program intheworld. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the bestTraining andCertification Program. The exams were developed by the LinuxProfessional Institute,an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in adozen countries.

The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge ofLinux installation, configuration, and command-lineskills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding systemtroubleshooting andnetwork services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPILinuxCertification in a Nutshell is a thoroughly researchedreference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one foreach of theLPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills youneed, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hintsto letyou focus your energies.

Major topics include:

  • GNU and Unix commands
  • Linux installation and package management
  • Devices, filesystems, and kernel configuration
  • Text editing, processing, and printing
  • The X Window System
  • Networking fundamentals and troubleshooting
  • Security, including intrusion detection, SSH, Kerberos, andmore
  • DNS, DHCP, file sharing, and other networking infrastructure
  • Email, FTP, and Web services

Praise for the first edition:
"Although O'Reilly's Nutshell series are intended as 'DesktopReference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a goodall-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as anexcellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuableaddition toO'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward tomore from the author."--First Monday

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      5.0

      Best LPIC-1 book available

      By geeksmith

      from Camarillo, CA

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      • Concise
      • Easy to understand
      • Helpful examples
      • Well-written

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        Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

        I read this and a couple other texts in preparation for the LPIC-1 exam. This was by far the most comprehensive and helpful. Its coverage most closely matched the exam topics, and it covered a lot of good info in addition to that.

        There were a couple of errors in the review questions, so be careful and review the answers closely.

         
        5.0

        3rd Edition?

        By diolwe

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          Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

          This book is an absolute must-have for everyone trying to pass LPI1 and LPI2. The only thing missing is an update and I strongly hope that someone is working on that.

           
          5.0

          New edition please

          By Nicolas

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            I hope this title gets updated for the latest exam revision.
            Got me to LPIC-1, now going for LPIC-2 and using it for the topics that remained in the new exam.

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            5.0

            Great book !

            By Anonymous

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            I just pass my LPIC-2 based on this book , thank you to all the authors and Oreilly ! Is there any plan to release new edition based on LPI revised

            LPI1 and LPI2 and new LPI3 program ?

            as currently the book only covered for LPI1 and LPI2.

             
            5.0

            Extremely required to pass the certification LPI!

            By Marco Túlio Oliveira de Moraes

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            I Used this book to study for LPI certification, and I recommend, the book is very well detailed and the content has good quality.

            I also use as a reference guide for linux administration, and I recommend as the first book for beginners in the Linux world.

             
            5.0

            Great LPI Linux Study Guide

            By Daniel McKinnon

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            'LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell' by Steven Pritchard is a book for anyone looking to get LPI Linux certified. Written and laid out in traditional great O'Reilly fashion, this 950+ page book will not only help you pass this certification, but it will get you to pass with flying colors!!

            If you need an overview of LPI Linux and want to ramp up quickly for your test, you owe it to yourself to pick up this book and with enough preparation and study thanks to this book you WILL pass, I have no doubt!

            O'Reilly does it again!!

            ***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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            4.0

            Basically a Sound Book

            By Adam Trickett

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            This is basically a sound book. Be careful and make sure you buy the second edition, it is much revised and expanded on when compared with the first edition. As of autumn 2006 the second edition is a fairly good match to the current LPCI exams.

            It is an awfully thick book (just shy of 1000 pages), which does make it a bit unweildy, but it does cover LPI 101, 102, 201 and 202 - note some books only cover 101+102.

            Each section starts with an overview, you then get some commands, examples, some explanation and a mini-command overview. Scattered along there are exam notes and tips.

            At the end of each exam level you get an exam review, some exercies to try and a set of sample questions and answers.

            So far I've found a few typos in my second edition first print, check with O'Reilly they usually have errata on their web site, and these may be fixed in later reprints. Given the size and density of the book this is hardly surprising but do try things out and cross reference things with other sources.

            I've also found that to some extent the book is a little dated already, for example it talks about XFree86, yet almost no distro uses this anymore (X.org being the current standard) and the LPI also refer to X.org rather than XFree86. In a fast moving area like Linux this is always to be expected, but forwarned is forarmed!

            Like most recent O'Reilly books it is Safari enabled, you get 45 free subscription to their on-line service - should you wish to jump though the registration hoops.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LP101

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            Comments about oreilly LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition:

            I've only taken the first exam (LP101) but the relevant part of the book was very well organized and helped me to pass.

            LPI is currently (8/19/06) changing their website so their requirements may have changed and should be checked againstg the book!

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