Sunday, September 24, 2006

SELinux Book Review

A review of the newly published SELinux By Example is posted and can be found at SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) has been talked about for quite a while and been written about for almost as long. What is surprising is that there has never really been a book written that functions as a hands-on guide for its implementation in the real world. This despite the fact that it is supported in Red Hat, Debian, Gentoo, and others. SELinux by Example fills that void and does so admirably.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Test Your Knowledge of RFID

A practice test of 50 questions on RFID (radio frequency identification device) topics is posted at One of the newest technologies rapidly being implemented in supply chains and IT systems throughout the world and CompTIA has released an exam on the topic (there is discussion of other vendors following soon with their own offerings).

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tips for Easing Integration

The latest installment of the Integration Station column is now accessible at It discusses some simple steps to make integration easier - as a mindset and an implementation strategy.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

CCNA Official Exam Certification Library

A review of the new CCNA Official Exam Certification Library from Cisco Press is posted at For this box product, CP put together two books that previously sold separately and added three video snippets from another product - the CCNA Video Mentor. It makes for a powerful study combination and is priced quite reasonably.

Friday, September 08, 2006

A look at RFID+

An overview and examination of the new RFID exam and certification (RFID+) from CompTIA is now posted at This is one of the first certifications on this new technology that is quickly being adopted and implemented.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Services for Unix - Part Two

The second part of the look at Services for Unix is now posted at This one focuses on password synchronization and the ever elusive single sign-on dream that every adminstrator has.

Linux and Unix Books to Add to the Shelf

A compilation of the best books so far this year in the Linux/Unix realm is now posted at along with a short review of each.