Solaris 8 System Administrator Exam Cram 2 (Exam CX-310-011 and CX-310-012)

Solaris 8 System Administrator Exam Cram 2 (Exam CX-310-011 and CX-310-012)

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This book is the perfect study companion for UNIX system professionals preparing for both Solaris 8 System Administrator exams. It contains accurate and efficient coverage of the many new features of the Solaris 8 system including new support for Ipv6, LDAP, and DHCP, installs using Solaris Web Start, new Universal Disk Format (UDF) file system support, Network Cache and Accelerator (NCA), Solaris Print Manager, and the new Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI). Readers preparing for this exam find the best-selling Exam Cram 2 series to be the smartest, most efficient way to pass the exam. 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. The series is supported online at several Web sites:,, and

The accompanying CD features PrepLogic (TM) 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.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 560 pages
  • 33 x 228 x 38.1mm | 785g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 0789728680
  • 9780789728685

Table of contents

I. EXAM CX-310-011.

1. Solaris 8 Certification Exams.

Assessing Exam-Readiness. The Test Objectives. The Testing Situation. Test Layout and Design. Using the Test Software Effectively. Taking Testing Seriously. Question-Handling Strategies. Mastering the Inner Game. Additional Resources.

2. System Concepts.

New Features of Solaris 8. The Three Parts of the Operating System. The Three Most Common Shells. The Online Reference Manual. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

3. Installing and Maintaining Solaris 8.

The Solaris 8 Distribution. Installing Solaris 8. Software Package Administration. Patch Administration. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

4. Booting and Shutting Down the System.

Boot PROM Firmware (OpenBoot). The Boot Process. System Run Levels. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

5. System Security and File Permissions.

System Security. File Permissions and Ownership. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

6. The User Environment.

Account Administration. Initialization Files. Login and Logout Procedures. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

7. Controlling Processes.

Viewing and Terminating Processes. Scheduling Processes. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

8. Disk Administration.

Disk Device Names. Hot-Plugging and Dynamic Reconfiguration. Partitioning Disks. The format Command. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

9. File System Administration.

File System Basics. File and Directory Concepts. Backing Up and Restoring. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

10. System Basics.

The Unix Directory Tree. The vi Editor. Accessing Remote Systems. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

11. Sample Test I.

Questions, Questions, Questions. Picking Proper Answers. Decoding Ambiguity. Working within the Framework. Deciding What to Memorize. Preparing for the Test. Taking the Test. Sample Test.

12. Answer Key I.
II. EXAM CX-310-012.

13. The Solaris Network Environment.

Networking Models. TCP/IP Networking. The Solaris Network Environment. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

14. Syslog and Auditing Utilities.

The syslog Facility. Auditing Login Accounts and Processes. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

15. Advanced Disk Management.

Basic Disk Management. Virtual File Systems. Solstice DiskSuite. Sun StorEdge Volume Manager. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

16. Pseudo File Systems and Swap Space.

Solaris Pseudo File Systems. Swap Space. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

17. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC).

Purpose of Role-Based Access Control. Managing the RBAC. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

18. Network File System.

The NFS Environment. NFS Administration. The Auto File System Service. The Cache File System Service. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

19. Name Services.

Solaris Name Services. Network Information Service (NIS). Network Information Service Plus (NIS+). Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

20. Solaris Management Console and Solstice AdminSuite.

Solaris Management Console. The Solstice AdminSuite. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

21. Over-the-Network Installation and JumpStart.

Server Installation. Over-the-Network Installation. Automating Installation with JumpStart. Practice Questions. Need to Know More?

22. Sample Test II.

Sample Test.

23. Answer Key II.

Appendix A. Whats on the CD-ROM.
Appendix B. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.
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About Darrell Ambro

Darrell L. Ambro has been using various forms of Unix since 1977. During his career, he has been involved in a variety of projects supporting both military and civilian organizations of the U.S. government. These projects involved local area network (LAN) design, operation, implementation and troubleshooting, application development and systems integration, system security and intrusion detection, database design, system administration, system test, proposal development, acceptance test/sales support, software maintenance, tier 2 support, and corporate computer infrastructure support.

In addition to being a Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 2.6, Solaris 7, and Solaris 8, Darrell is also a Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris 8, a Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), and a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).

Darrell is a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do under the training of Grand Master Seung Gyoo Dong of Richmond, Virginia.
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