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Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By : Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum
Book Image

Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

Overview of this book

Linux Essentials, Second 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.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

LPI’s Certification Program

The purpose of the Linux Essentials Program is to define the basic knowledge required to use a desktop or mobile device competently using the Linux operating system. The program guides and encourages those who are new to Linux, and to open source in general, to understand the place of these tools in the context of the broader IT industry.

The program is made up of several main components:

  • Linux Essentials exam and certification
  • Support for worldwide participation in the WorldSkills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) category, IT Network Systems Administration
  • Regional links to employability and apprenticeship programs available to youth
  • Research and resources supporting youth entry into Linux and open source careers
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI) support for regional government and educational qualification authorities where appropriate
  • LPI support for teacher collaboration and sharing of projects and exercises for the Linux...