As Eric S. Raymond reminds us, Open Source Software will continue to shape the
dynamics of the computer software industry for the next long while, just as it has for the
last decade. Coined and perpetuated by hackers, the term “Open Source Software” refers
to software in which the source code is freely available to anyone who wants to improve it
(usually through collaboration). And, of course, at the heart of the Open Source Software
movement lies Linux, an operating system whose rapid growth has shocked the world by
demonstrating the nature and power of the open source model.
However, as Linux continues to grow, so must the number of Linux-educated users, administrators,
developers, and advocates. Thus, we find ourselves at a time when Linux education
is of great importance to the information technology industry. Key to demonstrating
one’s Linux ability is the certification process. This book, Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification,
uses carefully constructed examples, questions, and practical exercises to give readers
the necessary information to achieve Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification from CompTIA.
Whatever your ultimate goal, you can be assured that reading this book in combination
with study, creativity, and practice will make the open source world come alive for you, as
it has for many others.
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.