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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015)

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The perfect study companion for UNIX system professionals preparing for both Solaris 9 System Administrator exams (CX-310-014 and CX-310-015)! The book contains accurate and efficient coverage of the many new features of the Solaris 9 system. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but can use a refresher on important concepts as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. This book focuses exactly on what you need to know to pass the exam - it features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else. It's supported online at several Web sites: examcram.com, informit.com, and cramsession.com.

The accompanying CD features PrepLogic™ Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. A Note from Series Editor Ed Tittel
  3. About the Author
  4. About the Technical Reviewers
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. We Want to Hear from You!
  7. Introduction
  8. Self-Assessment
  9. Installing and Maintaining Solaris 9
    1. Introduction
    2. The Solaris 9 Distribution
    3. Installing Solaris 9
    4. Software Package Administration
    5. Patch Administration
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  10. Booting and Shutting Down the System
    1. Introduction
    2. The Boot PROM Firmware (OpenBoot)
    3. The SPARC Boot Process
    4. System Run Levels
    5. Changing the System Run Level
    6. Run Control (rc) Scripts
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    9. Need to Know More?
  11. User Account Administration
    1. Introduction
    2. Account Administration
    3. Administrative System Files
    4. User Account Initialization Files
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    7. Need to Know More?
  12. System Security and File Permissions
    1. Introduction
    2. System Security
    3. Login and Logout Procedures
    4. Identifying and Monitoring Users
    5. File Permissions and Ownership
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  13. Controlling Processes
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing and Terminating Processes
    3. Scheduling Processes
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    6. Need to Know More?
  14. File System Basics
    1. Introduction
    2. Basic File Systems
    3. File and Directory Concepts
    4. The Unix Directory Tree
    5. Solaris Pseudo-File Systems
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  15. Disk and File System Administration
    1. Introduction
    2. Disk Device Names
    3. Hot-Plugging and Dynamic Reconfiguration
    4. Disk Administration
    5. The format Command
    6. File System Administration
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  16. System Backups and Restores
    1. Introduction
    2. Backup Strategies
    3. Solaris 9 Backup Up and Restore Capabilities
    4. Other Backup/Restore Utilities
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    7. Need to Know More?
  17. Printing
    1. Introduction
    2. LP Print Service
    3. Print Commands
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    6. Need to Know More?
  18. The Solaris Network Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Networking Models
    3. TCP/IP Networking
    4. The Solaris Network Environment
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    7. Need to Know More?
  19. Special Disk Operations
    1. Introduction
    2. Swap Space Management
    3. Core File Management
    4. Crash Dump Management
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    7. Need to Know More?
  20. Advanced Access Control
    1. Introduction
    2. Access Control Lists
    3. Purpose of Role-Based Access Control
    4. The RBAC Database
    5. Managing the RBAC
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  21. Syslog and Auditing Utilities
    1. Introduction
    2. The syslog Facility
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    5. Need to Know More?
  22. Advanced Disk Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Virtual File Systems
    3. Concatenated Virtual Devices
    4. Striped Virtual Device
    5. Mirroring and Duplexing
    6. RAID Configurations
    7. UFS File System Logging
    8. Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    11. Need to Know More?
  23. Network File System (NFS)
    1. Introduction
    2. The NFS Environment
    3. NFS Administration
    4. WebNFS
    5. NFS Logging
    6. The Auto File System Service
    7. The Cache File System (CacheFS) Service
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    10. Need to Know More?
  24. Name Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Solaris Name Services
    3. Network Information Service (NIS)
    4. Network Information Service Plus (NIS+)
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    7. Need to Know More?
  25. Advanced Installation
    1. Introduction
    2. Server Installation
    3. Over-the-Network Installation
    4. Automating Installation with JumpStart
    5. WebStart Flash Installation
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Prep Practice Questions
    8. Want to Know More?
  26. Practice Exam 1
    1. Practice Exam Questions
  27. Answer Key 1
    1. Answer Key Explanations
  28. Practice Exam 2
    1. Practice Exam Questions
  29. Answer Key 2
    1. Answer Key Explanations
  30. What's on the CD-ROM
    1. PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
    2. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text
    3. Easy Access to Online Pointers and References
  31. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software
    1. Exam Simulation
    2. Question Quality
    3. Interface Design
    4. Effective Learning Environment
    5. Software Requirements
    6. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
    7. Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer
    8. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
    9. Starting a Practice Test Mode Session
    10. Starting a Flash Review Mode Session
    11. Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options
    12. Time Remaining
    13. Your Examination Score Report
    14. Review Your Exam
    15. Get More Exams
    16. Contacting PrepLogic
    17. Customer Service
    18. Product Suggestions and Comments
    19. License Agreement
  32. Glossary
  33. Index