Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 Study Guide (Exams CX-310-200 & CX-310-202)

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January 3, 2006


Paperback, 864 pages

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0072229594 / 9780072229592


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Primarily Written for those who want to earn the Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA) certification for Solaris 10, this guide presents full coverage of the official objectives for both the required exams: CX-310-200 and CX-310-202. In spite of the laser sharp focus on the exam objectives, this is not a cram style book. Written in a classroom-based teaching style, this book presents material in a sequential fashion: topics and chapters build upon the previously covered topics and chapters. There is no hopping from topic to topic. An introductory chapter for beginners and a cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive presentation of the material makes it a self contained book that requires no prior experience in Solaris or UNIX. Even after passing the exam, you will find yourself coming back to use this book as an on-the-job reference.

Full coverage of exam topics includes:

  • Basic and advanced Solaris 10 installation
  • Managing file systems and core dumps
  • Performing user and security administration
  • Managing network printers and system processes
  • Performing system backups and restores and managing storage volumes
  • Managing naming services
  • Managing role based access control and system messaging
  • Understanding fundamentals of TCP/IP networking and managing network services

The book features complete details on all exam objectives, 250+ practice questions, step-by-step exercises, on-the-job elements, a two-minute drill at the end of each chapter that reviews the key points in the chapter, and chapter self-tests. The CD contains MasterExam practice exam software with all new questions, a Searchable electronic book, and a second practice exam (with free online registration).

Table of contents

Part IChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: InstallationChapter 3: Performing Systems Boot ProceduresChapter 4: Performing File System AdministrationChapter 5: Performing Disk ManagementChapter 6: Performing User AdministrationChapter 7: Performing Security AdministrationChapter 8: Managing Network Printers and System ProcessesChapter 9: Performing System Backups and RestoresPart IIChapter 10: Working with the Solaris Network EnvironmentChapter 11: Managing Virtual File Systems and Core DumpsChapter 12: Managing Storage VolumesChapter 13: Managing Access Control and System MessagingChapter 14: Managing Naming ServicesChapter 15: Performing Advanced Installation Procedures

Author comments

Dr. Paul Sanghera (San Jose, CA) Linux+, Network+, CAN, SCP, SCSA, is a technologist, educator, and entrepreneur based in the Silicon Valley, California. With a Ph.D. in Physics, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, Dr. Sanghera is an expert in Computer Networking, TCP/IP protocols, Java Technologies, and peer to peer distributed communication systems. He has more than 15 years experience working with the UNIX system environment, including work at research laboratories such as CERN and the Wilson Nuclear Synchrotron Laboratory at Cornell University, and in the computer industry. He has taught technology courses in the Bay Area at CSU Hayward, San Jose State University, Golden Gate University, and Brooks College.

Paul was a founding member and Director of Engineering at an e-commerce company, weborder, that was sold to Netopia. He has also been at the ground floor of several other technology startups such as Dream Logic, and DR. Sanghera has also worked as Senior Software Engineer at Novell, and Netscape, and have contributed to technologies such as Netscape Communicator, NDS, and sellerXpert. Author and co-author of more than 150 research papers published in American and European research journals, Dr. Sanghera has made professional presentations by invitation at several International conferences.

Back cover copy

Get the book that shows you not only what—but how—to study

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for Sun Solaris exams CX-310-200 and CX-310-202
  • Exam Readiness Checklist at the front of the book--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Real-world exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after the hands-on exam questions
  • Exam Watch and Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all exam CX-310-200 and CX-310-202 topics, including: Installation * System Boot Procedures * File System Administration * Disk Management * User Administration * Security * Managing Network Printers and System Processes * Backups and Restores * The Solaris Network Environment * Virtual File Systems and Core Dumps * Storage Volumes * Access Control and System Messaging * Naming Services * Advanced Installation Procedures

The best fully integrated study system available. CD-ROM includes:

  • Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring:
  • One CX-310-200 practice exam
  • Detailed answers with explanations
  • Score Report performance assessment tool
  • Electronic book for studying on the go
  • Bonus downloadable CX-310-202 MasterExam practice test (with free online registration)

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