Bill Calkins has been training Solaris System Administrators for more than 15 years. This book contains the training material that he uses in his basic and advanced Solaris administration courses that, over the years, have helped thousands of Solaris administrators become certified. This is our first edition of the Solaris 10 System Administrator Exam Prep. It began with the Training Guide for Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, 9, and is now the Exam Prep for Solaris 10. Instructors from universities and training organizations around the world have used the book as courseware in their Solaris Administration courses. In addition, administrators from around the world have used this book as a self-study when instruction from a Sun training center is either not available or not within their budget. Many of you have written with your success stories, suggestions, and comments. Your suggestions are what keep making this guide more valuable.
This book provides training materials for anyone interested in becoming a Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10. When used as a study guide, this book will save you a great deal of time and effort searching for information you will need to know when taking the exam. This book covers the exam objectives in enough detail for the inexperienced administrator to learn the objectives and apply the knowledge to real-life scenarios. Experienced readers will find the material in this book to be complete and concise, making it a valuable study guide. This book is not a cheat sheet or cram session for the exam; it is a training manual. In other words, it does not merely give answers to the questions you will be asked on the exam. We have made certain that this book addresses the exam objectives in detail, from start to finish. If you are unsure about the objectives on the exam, this book will teach you what you need to know. After reading each chapter, assess your knowledge on the material covered using the review questions at the end of the chapter. When you have completed reading a section, use the practice exam at the end of the book and the ExamGear test engine on the CD-ROM to assess your knowledge of the objectives covered on each exam. This CD-ROM contains sample questions similar to what you are likely to see on the real exams. More sample questions are available at www.UnixEd.com, so make sure you visit this site to find additional training and study materials.