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Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information—information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence.
An open source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce.
- Access lessons that are organized by task, allowing you to quickly identify the topics you are looking for and navigate the comprehensive information presented by the book
- Discover the basics of the Linux operating system, including distributions, types of open source applications, freeware, licensing, operations, navigation, and more
- Explore command functions, including navigating the command line, turning commands into scripts, and more
- Identify and create user types, users, and groups
Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition is a critical resource for anyone starting a career in IT or anyone new to the Linux operating system.
Linux Essentials 2e provides the beginning Linux and Open Source audience a solid foundation of Linux basics as well as prepare them to take the new LPI Linux Essentials exam. This practical book provides a learning-by-doing approach to gaining a core understanding of Linux.
Organized by tasks, this book covers:
- Major Linux distributions and types of Open Source applications
- Understanding of freeware and licensing
- Operations of a Linux system
- Navigation of Linux Help systems
- Comparison between Windows, Mac and Linux
- Components of Linux desktop and server
- Storage of information on a Linux system
- Adding a computer in a Linux system
- Navigating the command line and using the command line to create, move, delete, and archiving files and searching and extracting data from files
- Turning commands into scripts
- Command line editor and text files
- Identifying user types
- Creating users and groups
- Setting permission and ownership
- Special directories and files