Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Que (January 2, 2003)
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A great all-in-one resource for passing the Sun Certified System Administrator exams. This book was recommended to me by a friend after he used it to pass, and I have just passed. The information is condensed, which makes learning the basics and top-level concepts easier. The book does not bog you down with examples of every switch for each command. Very few printing errors. I would suggest that you do the following before taking the tests:Try the commands. Since the book lists many command switches in tables and does not bog you down with examples of each switch, you should try the commands and combinations of switches on a real machine.View the actual configuration files and scripts. The book makes reference to the important parts of configuration files and scripts. To supplement the book, you should view the whole files and be remotely familiar with them before taking the exam.Buy `Essential System Administration'. Although Exam Cram is all you need to pass the test, `Essential System Administration' filled in some areas that were not as detailed in Exam Cram. Read `Essential System Administration' for the format command and for a directory structure diagram (pg 69) (which would have been a great addition to the Exam Cram book). If you do not buy `Essential System Administration', play around with the format command and create your own directory structure diagram.Read ahead on the installation methods. The test (310-014) contained questions which made reference to installation methods not included in the first half of the Exam Cram book.Suggest reading this book several times.
This book was great. It hit all the points of the test. Another good Exam Cram book. A hint for the test, study printing and have a good knowleadge of command line switches.
I used this book to prepare for the recertification Solaris 9 exam (CX-310-016) and it worked out pretty well. I'm just back from the testing center with 92% score.The book is great, it has all material you need, plus it's relatively short for two exams.It's a sort of a reference+exam cram book, doesn't teach you much about Solaris basics and surprisingly some areas are haven't touched at all (like CDE) and some areas doesn't reflect the modern state of Solaris administration (extensive use of r-commands proved to be unsecure etc), but it's just because Sun makes up tests this way. The book is very well focused for the test preparation. Once again, don't expect it to be a Solaris tutorial.I'd skip some long reference tables in RBAC sections, they take many pages but I haven't seen them in the questions. Not a big deal at all.The practice tests are also good.The bottom line - you'll hardle get dissapointed.
I have studied both the Solaris 9 System Administrator Certification and this book for the second test. The System Administrator Cert. book lacked coverage on my subjects.This book shows the topics in short and easy to understand sections. Lots of exercises with explanations on answers.If you want to pass the test, studying this book is a must.
This is a good book to use as a preparation guide for the exams. I believe it covers all the material required. However the enclosed CDROM only inludes the "Preview" edition of preplogic practice tests and an full versions are not available. As a side note the prep tests only run on a windows platform, which is interesting given that the book is written for UNIX professionals. It would be nice if it provided Solaris/Linux or web based version of the prep tests.If you are looking for a detailed book on this topic - I recommend the one by Bill Calkins.
The Solaris 9 System Administration Exam Cram is intended as a study guide for Solaris system administrators and power users who wish to obtain the System Administrator certification. The material should be considered intermediate to advanced and assumes the reader has basic Unix knowledge and a general understanding of computer concepts.This book describes ALL the topics of Solaris 9 system administration that are identified as the certification exam objectives. Also, this book is provided as supplemental material by Sun Microsystems to students who attend their Certification Prep Workshop.Although the material concentrates on these objectives, it also includes some other related and useful information. Both Part I and Part II exam objectives are covered.I hope this study guide helps you prepare for and pass the two exams required for certification. As with any certification preparation, nothing beats hands-on experience. If you don't have system administrator access to a system, get yourself a copy of Solaris system (from Sun's web site) and try out the commands and operations as you study them. Also I reference other resources that provide different explanations or additional details. Make use of these printed and on-line resources as needed.The book begins with an Introduction that provides guidance and references relating to the certification process and preparation. Related exam topics are grouped into chapters. Each chapter begins with a listing of the material covered and ends with a 8-10 question sample test followed by a list of additional resources. Both parts end with a full length practice exam. Both the publisher and I have worked hard to make this book as complete and accurate as possible.Whether you purchase my book or not, good luck with obtaining the Solaris 9 System administrator certification!
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