Authors: Rehman R.
Published year: 2000
The second part is the core HP-UX system administration part of the book. It fully covers all issues from the installation of HP-UX to managing devices, security, and system performance. The part starts with an introduction to System Administration Manager (SAM), which is a comprehensive HP-UX tool meant for system administration. Installation of HP-UX on a server or workstation is presented next . After that, you will 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.
The third part covers HP-UX network administration. It also contains general networking concepts such as the ISO-OSI reference model and TCP/IP networking. One chapter is dedicated to ARPA/Berkeley services. Then NFS, NIS, DNS, and NTP are covered.
You can register for the examination by calling Sylvan Prometric at 1-800-755-EXAM or directly at Website http://www.2test.com. You can also visit an authorized Sylvan Prometric Testing Center to get more information. A list of authorized testing centers is available at http://www.2test.com. More information is available on the HP Education Website http://education.hp.com.
You should take a practice test to estimate the time needed to answer all questions. Stay relaxed and have a good night's sleep before the test day. Keep the following things in mind for a success ful examination:
Reach the testing center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. You have to sign a few papers and show identification before you start the test.
Have with you at least two pieces of personal identification: One of these must contain your photograph. 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 to the 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 right answer.
While reviewing your answers, try to read the question very carefully: You may have chosen a wrong answer because you have misunderstood the question.
I have been lucky to get help from many people during the manuscript writing. There is a great contribution from Gary Labeau from Hewlett-Packard Corporation who reviewed this book. He did a great job and a put a lot of effort in reading each and every word and providing a wealth of suggestions.
Susan Wright at Hewlett-Packard Corporation arranged meetings to discuss all matters about the book. I was able to get feedback from others during these meetings. This helped a lot to plan and arrange book contents.
Jill Pisoni at Prentice Hall PTR coordinated this production. She planned goals and pushed all people involved in the production process to meet these goals. Without her effort, it would have been difficult to carry out the job. Thanks Jill.
Jim Markam and Mary Sudul at Prentice Hall PTR was extremely helpful in proper organization of manuscript and figures right from the beginning of the project. He provided all sort of help in production matters.
Special thanks to Patricia Lickliter, Christopher Paul, and Victor Zhiltsov at Dedicated Technologies Inc. for their suggestions and continuous encouragement.
I learned a lot from the experience of Karen Lintala and Randy Mather at Honda of America Mfg. Inc. Randy has a rich experience of HP-UX system administration and I learnt a lot from him.
I am thankful to my wife for bearing with me during the last seven months. She gave me full support and tried to provide the best environment at home to help complete the book. I am also thankful to Afnan for his nonstop entertainment activities that kept me fresh.
Nothing is complete without mentioning Dr. Shahid Bokhari of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He is the source of all my UNIX knowledge and the most incredible person I have met in my life. He has established a well- maintained UNIX laboratory where people like me are able to experiment.
January 15, 2000
Authors: Rehman R.
Published year: 2000