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Here’s the book you need to prepare for Sun’s Solaris 9 System Administrator Exams. This Study Guide provides:
Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:
About the Author
Quentin Docter, SCSA, MCSE, CNE, Server+, and A+, is a 9-year IT industry veteran. He has worked as a Master Technical Instructor and Lead Curriculum Developer, a consultant, and a senior Network Administrator. He is now working as a full-time technical writer, author, and consultant in Murray, Utah.
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Thank you for looking to Sybex for your Solaris 9 exam prep needs. We at Sybex are proud of the reputation we've established for providing certification candidates with the practical knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive IT marketplace.
Sun developed the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment certification for administrators tasked with performing essential procedures on the Solaris OE and technical support staff responsible for administering a networked server running on the Solaris OE. CertCities.com recently included this certification in its list of the "10 Hottest Certifications for 2003."
This Solaris 9: Sun Certified System Administrator Study Guide was developed to help you optimize learning and retention of topics you can expect to be tested on, both in the exams and in real life. It has always been Sybex's mission to teach individuals how to utilize technologies in the real world, not to simply feed them answers to test questions. Just as Sun is committed to establishing measurable standards for professionals who work with the Solaris operating environment, Sybex is committed to providing those professionals with the means of acquiring the skills and knowledge they need to meet those standards.
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