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Hp-Ux Unix Rehman

Hp-Ux Unix Rehman

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HP Certified: HP-UX System Administration, 1/e
 
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The all-in-one authorized reference for HP certified, HP-UX system administration certification!If you are preparing for HP Certified, HP-UX System Administration certification, here's your all-in-one,authorized reference and preparation guide! The only preparation book approved by HP Education, HPCertified, HP-UX System Administration covers every exam objective in HP's three-part HP-UX SystemAdministration exam (3HO-002). Best of all, this comprehensive book won't just help you prepare for theexam: it'll help you manage your systems for maximum efficiency today, tomorrow, and for years tocome! Coverage includes all this, and more:
UNIX and HP-UX fundamentals: installation, startup, logins, shells, processes, file systems, andmore
Managing users, groups, and accounts
Security, auditing, performance management, and optimization
HP-UX networking: configuring LAN devices, IP addresses, NFS, DNS, NIS, and more
Printing, backup, storage management, kernel patches, peripherals, and more
Essential shell programming and job automation techniques
HP Certified: HP-UX System Administration 
contains detailed lists of exam objectives, summaries of keypoints and challenging review questions after every chapter, plus a complete sample exam. If you runHP-UX, this book is all you need to get certified. Even better, it's all you need to get results.
Preface
I have tried to write a book that covers all HP-UX system and networking administration concepts. Thebook is divided into three parts. The first part consists of Chapters 1-11. It covers general UNIXconcepts, user commands, and shell programming. The second part of the book covers HP-UX systemadministration and consists of Chapters 12-25. The third part consists of Chapters 26-36 and is dedicatedto computer networking concepts and HP-UX network administration tasks. The book is divided intothese three parts according to requirements of the HP-UX certification examination. This is also quite alogical way to present the material to a UNIX system administrator. At the end of each chapter, you willfind chapter review questions to check your understanding of the material presented in the chapter.There are some sample test questions under "Test Your Knowledge," which will provide you an idea ofwhich type of questions are going to be asked in the actual exam. I have tried to use a combination ofsimple and difficult questions in this part. Answers to the review questions are provided in Appendix A,and answers to the sample test questions are available in Appendix B.While writing this book, I have tried to explain all system administration concepts in reasonable detail.Many examples are presented in each section of a chapter to help the user understand what happenswhen a particular command is executed. Commonly used command-line switches are also listedwherever appropriate. You will also find many screen shots showing what happens when you select amenu or press a button in the GUI windows. I have also tried to explain each system and networkadministration task using both command-line utilities and System Administration Manager (SAM). Most
 
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"old-fashioned" people would like to carry out many tasks using the command-line interface, which isalso very important for passing the HP-UX certification examination.The book is organized such that it progresses from simple-to-understand concepts to more-difficult andcomplicated ones. The same strategy is also implemented in each chapter. Figures, tables, andexamples are presented wherever helpful to communicate the concept. The first few chapters containmore examples than the later ones to give a user a good start.Another consideration in the organization of the book is logical relevance and order of the chapters. If anidea or concept depends on another concept, it is placed later in the book.This book is intended to be the most comprehensive book on HP-UX. It not only covers the HP-UXcertification exam, but it also serves as a reference book for even the most experienced HP-UX systemadministrators. The first part is designed with the most basic concepts so that anybody who is new to HP-UX can get the full benefit. The next two parts cover more-complicated system and networkadministration tasks. Both novice and experienced users will find interesting things here.
Part 1: Fundamentals of UNIX Systems
The first part is an introduction to the UNIX system. This is a more-general UNIX part and consists oflogin and logout procedure, file and directory manipulation, file editing, an introduction to the POSIXshell, and file security/permissions. This part shows the concepts of users and groups, which arecommon to all UNIX systems. UNIX commands related to all these topics are presented and the morecommonly used options of these commands are discussed. This part also throws light on standardinput/output and I/O redirection. Chapters 10 and 11 introduce shell programming concepts. Here youwill find a number of shell programs, up to elaborate shell variables and flow control structures.
Part 2: HP-UX System Administration
The second part is the core HP-UX system administration part of the book. It fully covers all issues fromthe installation of HP-UX to managing devices, security, and system performance. The part starts with anintroduction to System Administration Manager (SAM), which is a comprehensive HP-UX tool meant forsystem administration. Installation of HP-UX on a server or workstation is presented next. After that, youwill gradually progress from basic to more-complex system configuration tasks, building a kernel,managing devices, adding/removing users, and concepts of the HP-UX file system.
Part 3: HP-UX Network Administration
The third part covers HP-UX network administration. It also contains general networking concepts suchas the ISO-OSI reference model and TCP/IP networking. One chapter is dedicated to ARPA/Berkeleyservices. Then NFS, NIS, DNS, and NTP are covered.
How to Register for the HP-UX Certification Examination
You can register for the examination by calling Sylvan Prometric at 1-800-755-EXAM or directly atWebsite http://www.2test.com. You can also visit an authorized Sylvan Prometric Testing Center to getmore information. A list of authorized testing centers is available at http://www.2test.com. Moreinformation is available on the HP Education Website http://education.hp.com.
Strategies for Taking the Test
You should take a practice test to estimate the time needed to answer all questions. Stay relaxed andhave a good night's sleep before the test day. Keep the following things in mind for a successfulexamination:
 
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Reach the testing center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. You have to sign afew papers and show identification before you start the test.
Have with you at least two pieces of personal identification: One of these must contain yourphotograph. For example, valid identification documents might be your driver's license and a credit card.
You don't need to carry any paper or pencils with you.
Carefully read each question before answering it.
Try to answer the easy questions first. If a question is taking a long time, just mark it and move tothe next question. You are allowed to go back to review your answers and answer any leftover questions.The first target should be to go through all the questions from start to finish.
When selecting an answer, try to rule out some of the options. This will help you select the rightanswer.
While reviewing your answers, try to read the question very carefully: You may have chosen a wronganswer because you have misunderstood the question.
 
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 Table Of Contents
 
I. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE UNIX SYSTEM.1. Getting Started with UNIX.
UNIX Shells. Logging In and Out of HP-UX. The Superuser. Logging In. Shell Prompts. Logging Out.Home Directory. Using HP-UX Commands. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Commands. Changing Your Password.Shell History and Repeating Commands. Command Aliases. Shell Startup Files. System Startup File.User Startup File. Some Simple HP-UX Commands. Where Am I? What Is the Current Date and Time?Who Are Others and Who Am I? What Is the Name of My System? Printing Banners. The Calendar.Getting Help with Manual Pages. Executing Multiple Commands on One Line. Options and Arguments.Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. Test Your Knowledge.
2. Working with Files and Directories.
Basic Operations on Files. Creating a File. Listing Files. Deleting Files. Displaying Contents of a TextFile. File Naming Rules. General Guidelines for File Names. Hidden Files. Working with Directories.Creating Directories. Deleting Directories. Understanding Directory Structure. Moving Around in aDirectory Tree. Copying and Moving Files. Copying Files. Moving and Renaming Files. Wildcards. Useof *. Use of ? Use of Wildcard. File Types. A Text File. A Directory. An Executable File. A SharedLibrary. A Shell Script. Searching File Contents. Searching a Word. Searching Multiple Words.Searching a String in Multiple Files. Finding Files. Miscellaneous File Handling Commands. The Headand the Tail. Counting Characters, Words, and Lines in a Text File. Link Files. Chapter Summary.Chapter Review Questions. Test Your Knowledge.
3. Environment Variables.
Environment and Shell Variables. Setting and Displaying Variables. Listing All Variables. VariableContaining More Than One Word. Modifying a Variable. Single- and Double-Quote Characters.

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