Server Administration

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If you’re running your own server, be it Linux, Windows or something else, these books will show you how to properly install and configure your system for optimal performance.

Books on Server Administration

The Linux Command Line: A Complete IntroductionThe Linux Command Line: A Complete IntroductionYou've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to: Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines Edit files with Vi, the world's most popular text editor Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust.
Linux Pocket Guide: Essential CommandsLinux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.

Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Selected topics include:

  • The filesystem and shell
  • File creation and editing
  • Text manipulation and pipelines
  • Backups and remote storage
  • Viewing and controlling processes
  • User account management
  • Becoming the superuser
  • Network connections
  • Audio and video
  • Installing software
  • Programming with shell scripts
MCSA Windows Server 2016 Exam Ref 3-Pack: Exams 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742MCSA Windows Server 2016 Exam Ref 3-Pack: Exams 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742

This bundle contains the following three Exam Refs, direct from Microsoft:


Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016, 9780735698826

Exam Ref 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016, 9780735697423

Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016, 9780735698819


These are the three exams necessary to receive MCSA certification in Windows Server 2016. This bundles saves the customer $20 versus the price of purchasing the three Exam Refs separately.