This book is designed for anyone who has a basic understanding of Unix and wants to learn more about Solaris system administration. Whether you plan to become certified or not, this book is the starting point to becoming a Solaris System Administrator. It's the same training material that Bill uses in his Solaris System Administration classes. This book covers the basic as well as the advanced system administration topics you need to know before you begin administering the Solaris operating system. Our goal was to present the material in an easy-to-follow format, with text that is easy to read and understand. The only prerequisite is that you have used Unix, you have attended a fundamentals Unix class for users, or you have studied equivalent material so that you understand basic Unix commands and syntax. Before you begin administering Solaris, it's important that you have actually used Unix.
This book is also intended for experienced system administrators who want to become certified, update their current Solaris certification, or simply learn about the Solaris 10 operating environment. To pass the certification exams, you need to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of administering Solaris. This book will help you review the fundamentals required to pass the certification exams.