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The Solaris 10 System Administrator Certification Exam Prep 2 is the ideal book for both new and seasoned system administrators. This book will give you the insight you need into the newest certification exams for system administrators, the 310-200 and the 310-202. It offers classroom-style training by one of the best and well-known authors in the Solaris world, Bill Calkins. It will equip you with vital knowledge for success on exam day plus it acts a reference guide that will come in handy after the test. The content addresses all the new exam objectives in detail and will show you how to apply this knowledge to real-world scenarios.
The included CD features ExamGear's innovative test engine, which will be an effective tool for preparing for the Solaris 10 exam. It provides you with five different ways to test yourself, random questions and order of answers, detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers, and it pays special attention to exam objectives. Also included on the CD is a PDF of the complete text of the book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off, I'd just like to say, it is fun to turn this book over and see the old retail sticker from Borders still on it, for $64.99 when I just paid $26.98 brand new delivered from Amazon. I totally love Amazon. *****
That being said, I did a lot of research before selecting this particular book. Its the perfect reference to compliment the Solaris Online Learning Center courses. I often have to pause the playback and go look up a topic online to get more insight into it. Solaris takes some getting used to if you're coming from the Debian or RPM builds. I've already looked up a few topics I've been studying lately for LPI and a couple of things I had to contend with on the Linux+ exam, to see how much detail the book gets into, and it seems to be exactly what the Doctor ordered!
The CD and end of chapter test questions are great bonuses, but I would buy this book again even if it didn't have those.
Will this book guarantee you a 100% on the Solaris 10 exams? No. Will it help you pass? Very likely yes.
I took the test, using only this book and the optional 494 study question package. I studied until I could score 90% on the review questions consistently. I passed with 70% on the upgrade exam. I admit that I don't use the advanced features of Solaris 10 on a regular basis. I've never worked with zones, zfs, snapshots, and only rarely use the SMF. I can't fault Bill Calkins for my own lack of experience. But this book got me up to speed enough to pass.
Obviously, the book can't give the answers to the actual exam questions. It doesn't try to. The book does a great job of covering the material that will be on the exam, and the scenarios you will be dealing with.
I must disagree with the reviewers who said none of the content in the book was on the exam. They must have taken a microsoft exam by mistake. On the Solaris 10 upgrade test I...
I passed the both exams using this book with flying colors, but then I have been doing Sun UNIX for 20 years. I can confidently say this is an excellent review book and even a good reference aside for using as a study guide. The CD exam had many questions that were on the test, amazing. But most important, not just passing the exam, the book provides an in depth understanding of Solaris 10. I have many of Bill Calkins books on this subject, different OS releases, and you can see he has evolved his book into an efficient concise guide for Solaris. There are plenty of review tables and step-by-step examples.
He does the best coverage of have seen on Rules file keywords for Jumpstart; you have to dig on the Sun site for such documentation. The book did lack enough content for Intel Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and there were a number of questions on the exam (x86 Solaris) on this subject. However, you can't find material on x86 subject easily or in one place, so this is...
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