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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902) Lowest new price: $34.77
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Author: Mike Meyers
Brand: Meyers Mike

This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902

Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel.

Electronic content includes:

  • Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questions
  • More than an hour of online video training featuring Mike Meyers
  • Online performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questions
  • A link to Mike's favorite PC tools
  • A PDF copy of the book

Key Features:

  • Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known for
  • Features pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topics
  • Includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value

Features:

  • Comptia A Certification All In One Exam Guide Exams 220 901 220 902

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Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems Lowest new price: $25.48
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Author: Niall Richard Murphy
Brand: O'Reilly Media

The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?

In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.

This book is divided into four sections:

  • Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices
  • Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)
  • Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems
  • Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

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  • O Reilly Media

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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (5th Edition)

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (5th Edition) Lowest new price: $40.29
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Author: Evi Nemeth

“As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition—except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.”

—Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media

 

“This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.”

—Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security

 

“This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems’ history but doesn’t bloviate. It’s just straight-forward information delivered in a colorful and memorable fashion.”

—Jason A. Nunnelley

 

UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition, is today’s definitive guide to installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, including systems that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure.

 

Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authors—world-class, hands-on technologists—offer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics.

 

Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written ¿guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.

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The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction Lowest new price: $26.55
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Author: William E. Shotts Jr.
Brand: imusti

You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to: Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines Edit files with Vi, the world's most popular text editor Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust.

Praise for The Linux Command Line

"I can honestly say I have found THE beginner's guide to Linux."
—Linux Journal

"Anyone who reads this book and makes use of the examples provided will not be able to avoid becoming a Unix command line pro by the time they've hit the end of the book."
—ITworld

"The most approachable tome on the subject."
—Linux Magazine

"If you’re new to the command line there is definitely a lot that you can learn from this book."
—Ubuntu Musings

"This is exactly what a Linux beginner needs to get up to speed quickly. The book goes beyond simply walking through all of the command line utilities, and ventures into the realm of theory and how things work together."
—Nicholas C. Zakas, web software engineer and author

Features:

  • No Starch Press

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Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands Lowest new price: $5.72
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Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Brand: Oreilly Associates Inc

If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.

Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Selected topics include:

  • The filesystem and shell
  • File creation and editing
  • Text manipulation and pipelines
  • Backups and remote storage
  • Viewing and controlling processes
  • User account management
  • Becoming the superuser
  • Network connections
  • Audio and video
  • Installing software
  • Programming with shell scripts

Features:

  • Oreilly Associates Inc

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CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104 (Comptia Linux + Study Guide)

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104 (Comptia Linux + Study Guide) Lowest new price: $29.37
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Author: Christine Bresnahan
Brand: imusti

CompTIA Authorized Linux+ prep

CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide
is your comprehensive study guide for the Linux+ Powered by LPI certification exams. With complete coverage of 100% of the objectives on both exam LX0-103 and exam LX0-104, this study guide provides clear, concise information on all aspects of Linux administration, with a focus on the latest version of the exam. You'll gain the insight of examples drawn from real-world scenarios, with detailed guidance and authoritative coverage of key topics, including GNU and Unix commands, system operation, system administration, system services, security, and more, from a practical perspective that easily translates into on-the-job know-how. You'll also get access to helpful study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms that are important to know for exam day.

Linux is viewed by many companies and organizations as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams test a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel.

  • Review the basic system architecture, installation, and management
  • Understand commands, devices, and file systems
  • Utilize shells, scripting, and data management techniques
  • Navigate user interfaces, desktops, and essential system services

As the Linux server market share continue to grow, so too does the demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Certification holders must recertify every five years, but LPI recommends recertifying every two years to stay fully up to date with new technologies and best practices. CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide gives you the advantage of exam day confidence.

Features:

  • Sybex

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RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams EX200 & EX300)

RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams EX200 & EX300) Lowest new price: $30.32
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Author: Michael Jang

Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the new edition of this bestselling study guide covers the updated Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams.

RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, 7th Edition is fully revised to cover the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the corresponding RHCSA and RHCE certification exams. This new edition provides complete coverage of all official exam objectives for the new exams.

An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, this revised bestseller features special elements that reinforce and teach practical skills while preparing candidates for the exam. Each chapter includes step-by-step exercises, Exam Watch and On-the-Job sidebars, Two-Minute Drills, end-of-chapter self tests, and hands-on lab questions. Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams to ensure you’re ready to sit for the live exams.

  • Complete coverage of all exam objectives and performance-based requirements related to the exams, including difficult lab-based scenarios
  • Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams, two for RHCSA and two for RHCE
  • A proven study system for RHCSA and RHCE candidates

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Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution

Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution Lowest new price: $26.94
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Author: Raphael Hertzog
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Kali Linux has not only become the information security professional's platform of choice, but evolved into an industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution--mature, secure, and enterprise-ready.

Through the decade-long development process, Muts and his team, along with countless volunteers from the hacker community, have taken on the burden of streamlining and organizing our work environment, freeing us from much of the drudgery. They provided a secure and reliable foundation, allowing us to concentrate on securing our digital world.

An amazing community has built up around Kali Linux. Every month, more than 300,000 of us download a version of Kali. We come together in online and real-world training rooms and grind through the sprawling Offensive Security Penetration Testing Labs, pursuing the near-legendary Offensive Security certifications. We come together on the Kali forums, some 40,000 strong, and hundreds of us at a time can be found on the Kali IRC channel. We gather at conferences and attend Kali Dojos to learn from the developers themselves how to best leverage Kali.

However, the Kali team has never released an official Kali Linux manual, until now.

In this book, we'll focus on the Kali Linux platform itself, and help you understand and maximize Kali from the ground up. The developers will walk you through Kali Linux features and fundamentals, provide a crash course in basic Linux commands and concepts, and then walk you through the most common Kali Linux installation scenarios. You'll learn how to configure, troubleshoot and secure Kali Linux and then dive into the powerful Debian package manager. Throughout this expansive section, you'll learn how to install and configure packages, how to update and upgrade your Kali installation, and how to create your own custom packages. Then you'll learn how to deploy your custom installation across massive enterprise networks. Finally, you'll be guided through advanced topics such as kernel compilation, custom ISO creation, industrial-strength encryption, and even how to install crypto kill switches to safeguard your sensitive information.

Whether you're a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional's platform of choice.

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A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (4th Edition)

A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (4th Edition) Lowest new price: $34.76
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Author: Mark G. Sobell

The Most Useful Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Popular Linux Distribution

“First Sobell taught people how to use Linux . . . now he teaches you the power of Linux. A must-have book for anyone who wants to take Linux to the next level.”

–Jon “maddog” Hall, Executive Director, Linux International

Discover the Power of Linux—Covers macOS, too!
  • Learn from hundreds of realistic, high-quality examples, and become a true command-line guru
  • Covers MariaDB, DNF, and Python 3
  • 300+ page reference section covers 102 utilities, including macOS commands

For use with all popular versions of Linux, including Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ Red Hat,® Debian, Mageia, Mint, Arch, CentOS, and macOS

 

Linux is today’s dominant Internet server platform. System administrators and Web developers need deep Linux fluency, including expert knowledge of shells and the command line. This is the only guide with everything you need to achieve that level of Linux mastery. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools sysadmins, developers, and power users need most, and has created an outstanding day-to-day reference, updated with assistance from new coauthor Matthew Helmke.

 

This title is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic. Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, it presents Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful information about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions.

 

Use a Mac? You’ll find coverage of the macOS command line, including macOS-only tools and utilities that other Linux/UNIX titles ignore.

 

A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Fourth Edition, is the only guide to deliver

  • A MariaDB chapter to get you started with this ubiquitous relational database management system (RDBMS)
  • A masterful introduction to Python for system administrators and power users
  • In-depth coverage of the bash and tcsh shells, including a complete discussion of environment, inheritance, and process locality, plus coverage of basic and advanced shell programming
  • Practical explanations of core utilities, from aspell to xargs, including printf and sshfs/curlftpfs, PLUS macOS–specific utilities from ditto to SetFile
  • Expert guidance on automating remote backups using rsync
  • Dozens of system security tips, including step-by-step walkthroughs of implementing secure communications using ssh and scp
  • Tips and tricks for customizing the shell, including step values, sequence expressions, the eval builtin, and implicit command-line continuation
  • High-productivity editing techniques using vim and emacs
  • A comprehensive, 300-plus-page command reference section covering 102 utilities, including find, grep, sort, and tar
  • Instructions for updating systems using apt-get and dnf
  • And much more, including coverage of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and regular expressions


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Securing DevOps: Security in the Cloud

Securing DevOps: Security in the Cloud Lowest new price: $38.19
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Author: Julien Vehent

Summary

Securing DevOps explores how the techniques of DevOps and security should be applied together to make cloud services safer. This introductory book reviews the latest practices used in securing web applications and their infrastructure and teaches you techniques to integrate security directly into your product. You'll also learn the core concepts of DevOps, such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure as a service.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

An application running in the cloud can benefit from incredible efficiencies, but they come with unique security threats too. A DevOps team's highest priority is understanding those risks and hardening the system against them.

About the Book

Securing DevOps teaches you the essential techniques to secure your cloud services. Using compelling case studies, it shows you how to build security into automated testing, continuous delivery, and other core DevOps processes. This experience-rich book is filled with mission-critical strategies to protect web applications against attacks, deter fraud attempts, and make your services safer when operating at scale. You'll also learn to identify, assess, and secure the unique vulnerabilities posed by cloud deployments and automation tools commonly used in modern infrastructures.

What's inside

  • An approach to continuous security
  • Implementing test-driven security in DevOps
  • Security techniques for cloud services
  • Watching for fraud and responding to incidents
  • Security testing and risk assessment

About the Reader

Readers should be comfortable with Linux and standard DevOps practices like CI, CD, and unit testing.

About the Author

Julien Vehent is a security architect and DevOps advocate. He leads the Firefox Operations Security team at Mozilla, and is responsible for the security of Firefox's high-traffic cloud services and public websites.

Table of Contents

  1. Securing DevOps
  2. PART 1 - Case study: applying layers of security to a simple DevOps pipeline

  3. Building a barebones DevOps pipeline
  4. Security layer 1: protecting web applications
  5. Security layer 2: protecting cloud infrastructures
  6. Security layer 3: securing communications
  7. Security layer 4: securing the delivery pipeline
  8. PART 2 - Watching for anomalies and protecting services against attacks

  9. Collecting and storing logs
  10. Analyzing logs for fraud and attacks
  11. Detecting intrusions
  12. The Caribbean breach: a case study in incident response
  13. PART 3 - Maturing DevOps security

  14. Assessing risks
  15. Testing security
  16. Continuous security

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