Solaris 8 Training Guide (310-043): Network Administrator Certification (Exam Gear)

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This book helps certified Solaris System Administrators pass the Network Administrator exam. This exam is rapidly increasing in popularity.

This book follows the successful Training Guide format, which delivers superior solutions in the form of lab examples, self-assessment opportunities, summary tables, and several effective learning tools - including ExamGear -- that enhance the learning experience.

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Tailored to the scope of the Sun Solaris network administration exam (exam 310-043), the Solaris 8 Network Administrator Training Guide provides introductory and intermediate-level coverage of the TCP/IP protocol stack, including key utilities and services, as implemented by Sun's commercial version of Unix. Rafeeq Rehman uses plenty of examples and a lot of "why we do it this way" explanations to help his readers become competent configurers and troubleshooters of Solaris servers and workstations on Internet-standard networks. Some readers may wish for more coverage of the specific characteristics of the Solaris network architecture, but the book follows the exam's lead and covers general networking subjects in equal depth.

Kudos to Rehman and New Riders for their handling of practice questions. At the end of each chapter, there are between 10 and 25 multiple-choice questions in the style of the actual exam. Answers to these questions appear--with explanations, thankfully--in an appendix. That's what you expect in a certification-preparation aid. This book's companion CD-ROM exceeds expectations, though: It's nicely set up and allows you to see the answers ("Study Mode") or go through on your own, without help ("Exam Mode"). There are only 150 questions, but they're different from the ones printed in the book. A nice addition: A tracking utility to monitor your progress over time and point out your weak subjects. --David Wall

Topics covered: Those subjects Sun Microsystems requires candidates to understand in order to pass its Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris 8 exam (310-043), including IP addressing, routing with Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Router Discovery Protocol (RDISC), automatic configuration of nodes with DHCP, and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). There's an IPv6 introduction, too.

About the Author:

Rafeeq Rehman (Solaris Certified Sys Admin, Solaris Certified Net Admin, MCSE, CCNA) has more than eight years of experience in UNIX System Administration and four years in Windows NT administration. He has more than seven years of experience in network administration of LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, Dialup Services in Internet environment. His interests include programming in C and Java, algorithms and network management. He is a contributing writer for SysAdmin Journal and Linux Journal.

Other books published by this author:

HP Certified: HP-UX System and Network Administration, Prentice Hall PTR, May 2000 (ISBN 0-13-018374-1)

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