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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: $30.49
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Author: Michael Jang

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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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Linux Bible

Linux Bible Lowest new price: $24.01
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Author: Christopher Negus
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The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud

Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow.

This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done.

  • Get Linux up and running quickly
  • Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks
  • Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management
  • Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms

Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.

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Pro SQL Server on Linux: Including Container-Based Deployment with Docker and Kubernetes

Pro SQL Server on Linux: Including Container-Based Deployment with Docker and Kubernetes Lowest new price: $29.61
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Author: Bob Ward

Get SQL Server up and running on the Linux operating system and containers. No database professional managing or developing SQL Server on Linux will want to be without this deep and authoritative guide by one of the most respected experts on SQL Server in the industry. Get an inside look at how SQL Server for Linux works through the eyes of an engineer on the team that made it possible.

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the leading database platforms in the industry, and SQL Server 2017 offers developers and administrators the ability to run a database management system on Linux, offering proven support for enterprise-level features and without onerous licensing terms. Organizations invested in Microsoft and open source technologies are now able to run a unified database platform across all their operating system investments. Organizations are further able to take full advantage of containerization through popular platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes. 

Pro SQL Server on Linux walks you through installing and configuring SQL Server on the Linux platform. The author is one of the principal architects of SQL Server for Linux, and brings a corresponding depth of knowledge that no database professional or developer on Linux will want to be without. Throughout this book are internals of how SQL Server on Linux works including an in depth look at the innovative architecture.

The book covers day-to-day management and troubleshooting, including diagnostics and monitoring, the use of containers to manage deployments, and the use of self-tuning and the in-memory capabilities. Also covered are performance capabilities, high availability, and disaster recovery along with security and encryption. The book covers the product-specific knowledge to bring SQL Server and its powerful features to life on the Linux platform, including coverage of containerization through Docker and Kubernetes.


What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the history and internal of the unique SQL Server on Linux architecture.
  • Install and configure Microsoft’s flagship database product on the Linux platform
  • Manage your deployments using container technology through Docker and Kubernetes
  • Know the basics of building databases, the T-SQL language, and developing applications against SQL Server on Linux
  • Use tools and features to diagnose, manage, and monitor SQL Server on Linux
  • Scale your application by learning the performance capabilities of SQL Server
  • Deliver high availability and disaster recovery to ensure business continuity
  • Secure your database from attack, and protect sensitive data through encryption
  • Take advantage of powerful features such as Failover Clusters, Availability Groups, In-Memory Support, and SQL Server’s Self-Tuning Engine
  • Learn how to migrate your database from older releases of SQL Server and other database platforms such as Oracle and PostgreSQL
  • Build and maintain schemas, and perform management tasks from both GUI and command line

Who This Book Is For

Developers and IT professionals who are new to SQL Server and wish to configure it on the Linux operating system. This book is also useful to those familiar with SQL Server on Windows who want to learn the unique aspects of managing SQL Server on the Linux platform and Docker containers. Readers should have a grasp of relational database concepts and be comfortable with the SQL language. 

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Server Installation & Administration: Training Manual: Covering CentOS-6, OpenSUSE 11.3 Server, Mandriva Enterprise Server, and Fedora 14 Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Server Installation & Administration: Training Manual: Covering CentOS-6, OpenSUSE 11.3 Server, Mandriva Enterprise Server, and Fedora 14 Server Lowest new price: $57.85
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Author: Kefa Rabah
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Today, the Open Source IT community is growing more comfortable with the open-source development model, reporting that open source will dominate as their Web server application platform and server operating system over the next five years. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Installation and Administration is an excellent hands-on training manual for budding open-source infrastructure designers: It covers Red Hat 6 and its family distros: CentOS-6, OpenSUSE, Mandriva Enterprise Server 5, and Fedora 14. Chapter II takes you through the installation and administration of RHEL6. In Chapter III, you’ll be taken through the installation and maintenance of CentOS-6 server. Chapter IV covers a step-by-step installation, configuration and administration of OpenSUSE 11.3 server. In Chapter V you’ll learn how to install Fedora 14 server including installation and configuration of 389 Directory (LDAP) server and Sendmail. Finally, you’ll be taken through a hands-on training on how to implement network security to protect your corporate using Astaro Security Gateway firewall.

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CompTIA Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification

CompTIA Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification Lowest new price: $77.56
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Author: Jason Eckert
Brand: Cengage Learning

Equip yourself with the most up-to-date information to pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam successfully and excel when using Linux in today's business world with Eckert's LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E. This complete guide provides the solid conceptual foundation and mastery of hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation system in today's network administration environment. You'll find a focus on quality throughout with an emphasis on preparing you for valuable real-world experiences. This edition's comprehensive coverage presents updated information on the latest Linux distributions as well as storage technologies commonly used in server environments, such as LVM and ZFS. New, expanded material addresses key job-related networking services, including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Squid, Postfix, SSH, VNC, Postgresql, and iptables/firewalld. You study the latest information on current and emerging security practices and technologies. Hands-On Projects help you practice new skills using both Fedora™ 20 and Ubuntu Server 14.04 Linux, while review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts. Trust LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E for success on the certification exam and your career beyond.

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  • Cengage Learning

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Mastering Linux Security and Hardening: Secure your Linux server and protect it from intruders, malware attacks, and other external threats

Mastering Linux Security and Hardening: Secure your Linux server and protect it from intruders, malware attacks, and other external threats Lowest new price: $41.05
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Author: Donald A. Tevault

A comprehensive guide to mastering the art of preventing your Linux system from getting compromised.

Key Features

  • Leverage this guide to confidently deliver a system that reduces the risk of being hacked
  • Perform a number of advanced Linux security techniques such as network service detection, user authentication, controlling special permissions, encrypting file systems, and much more
  • Master the art of securing a Linux environment with this end-to-end practical guide

Book Description

This book has extensive coverage of techniques that will help prevent attackers from breaching your system, by building a much more secure Linux environment. You will learn various security techniques such as SSH hardening, network service detection, setting up firewalls, encrypting file systems, protecting user accounts, authentication processes, and so on. Moving forward, you will also develop hands-on skills with advanced Linux permissions, access control, special modes, and more. Lastly, this book will also cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques to get your work done efficiently.

By the end of this book, you will be confident in delivering a system that will be much harder to compromise.

What you will learn

  • Use various techniques to prevent intruders from accessing sensitive data
  • Prevent intruders from planting malware, and detect whether malware has been planted
  • Prevent insiders from accessing data that they aren't authorized to access
  • Do quick checks to see whether a computer is running network services that it doesn't need to run
  • Learn security techniques that are common to all Linux distros, and some that are distro-specific

Who This Book Is For

If you are a systems administrator or a network engineer interested in making your Linux environment more secure, then this book is for you. Security consultants wanting to enhance their Linux security skills will also benefit from this book. Prior knowledge of Linux is mandatory.

Table of Contents

  1. Running Linux in a virtual environment
  2. Securing user accounts
  3. Securing your server with a Firewall
  4. Encrypting and SSH Hardening
  5. Mastering Discretionary Access Control
  6. Access Control Lists and Shared Directory Management
  7. Implementing Mandatory Access Control with SELinux and AppArmor
  8. Scanning, Auditing and Hardening
  9. Vulnerability Scanning and Intrusion Detection
  10. Security Tips & Tricks for the Busy Bee

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Basic Guide for Enterprise Linux Servers

Basic Guide for Enterprise Linux Servers Lowest new price: $6.48
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Author: Mihail Buzarin

The book hereby is intended to be a step by step guide that addresses to users familiar with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® based distributions and want to expand their knowledge for personal purposes or, why not, later for preparation if interested to obtain one of the basic certifications offered by Red Hat, Inc.


Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition

Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition Lowest new price: $21.99
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Author: Wale Soyinka
Brand: MCGRAW-HILL Professional

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Now with a virtual machine showcasing the book's test system configuration, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition teaches system administrators how to set-up and configure Linux quickly and easily.

Effectively set up and manage any version of Linux on individual servers or entire networks using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the GUI or command line, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, and backup solutions are covered in detail.

  • Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL
  • Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications
  • Set up and administer system services and daemons
  • Manage software from source code or binary packages
  • Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel
  • Work with physical and virtual file systems, such as proc, SysFS, and cgroup
  • Understand networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, IPv4, and IPv6
  • Build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux
  • Monitor and test network activity and minimize security threats
  • Create and maintain DNS, FTP, web, e-mail, print, LDAP, and VoIP servers
  • Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba
  • Implement popular cloud-based technologies using Linux virtualization and containers using KVM and Docker

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  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional

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DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices

DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices Lowest new price: $30.70
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Author: Kyle Rankin

“If you’re a developer trying to figure out why your application is not responding at 3 am, you need this book! This is now my go-to book when diagnosing production issues. It has saved me hours in troubleshooting complicated operations problems.”

Trotter Cashion, cofounder, Mashion

 

DevOps can help developers, QAs, and admins work together to solve Linux server problems far more rapidly, significantly improving IT performance, availability, and efficiency. To gain these benefits, however, team members need common troubleshooting skills and practices.

 

In DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices , award-winning Linux expert Kyle Rankin brings together all the standardized, repeatable techniques your team needs to stop finger-pointing, collaborate effectively, and quickly solve virtually any Linux server problem. Rankin walks you through using DevOps techniques to troubleshoot everything from boot failures and corrupt disks to lost email and downed websites. You’ll master indispensable skills for diagnosing high-load systems and network problems in production environments.

 

Rankin shows how to

  • Master DevOps’ approach to troubleshooting and proven Linux server problem-solving principles
  • Diagnose slow servers and applications by identifying CPU, RAM, and Disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Understand healthy boots, so you can identify failure points and fix them
  • Solve full or corrupt disk issues that prevent disk writes
  • Track down the sources of network problems
  • Troubleshoot DNS, email, and other network services
  • Isolate and diagnose Apache and Nginx Web server failures and slowdowns
  • Solve problems with MySQL and Postgres database servers and queries
  • Identify hardware failures–even notoriously elusive intermittent failures

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LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exam 201 and Exam 202, 2nd Edition

LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exam 201 and Exam 202, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $40.30
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Author: Christine Bresnahan

Full coverage of the latest LPI-level 2 exams, with bonus online test bank

LPIC-2 is the one-stop preparation resource for the Linux Professional Institute's Advanced Level certification exam. With 100 percent coverage of all exam objectives, this book provides clear and concise coverage of the Linux administration topics you'll need to know for exams 201 and 202. Practical examples highlight the real-world applications of important concepts, and together, the author team provides insights based on almost fifty years in the IT industry. This brand new second edition has been completely revamped to align with the latest versions of the exams, with authoritative coverage of the Linux kernel, system startup, advanced storage, network configuration, system maintenance, web services, security, troubleshooting, and more. You also get access to online learning tools including electronic flashcards, chapter tests, practice exams, and a glossary of critical terms to help you solidify your understanding of upper-level Linux administration topics.

The LPI-level 2 certification confirms your advanced Linux skill set, and the demand for qualified professionals continues to grow. This book gives you the conceptual guidance and hands-on practice you need to pass the exam with flying colors.

  • Understand all of the material for both LPIC-2 exams
  • Gain insight into real-world applications
  • Test your knowledge with chapter tests and practice exams
  • Access online study aids for more thorough preparation

Organizations are flocking to the open-source Linux as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems like Microsoft Windows. As the Linux market share continues to climb, organizations are scrambling to find network and server administrators with expert Linux knowledge and highly practical skills. The LPI-level 2 certification makes you the professional they need, and LPIC-2 is your ideal guide to getting there.

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