[Lvlug] Wohoo! I passed
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 11:37:39 -0500
> I passed the LCP test, finally!
Very good! I know how you must feel (passed my FCC Ham radio exams some
years ago), now what can you do with a "SAIR"? BTW, what is an SAIR?
> The first time I took it, I missed by one question. Today I passed with an 88%. It was
> good I failed the first time, made me really go back and learn the stuff.
> If anyone is interested in getting certified, I am willing to pass on the SAIR manual. I
> also have about 60 pages of notes which I can post on the web site (if you people
> think that may be valuable).
> The first time I took the exam, I came home with a number of questions I recalled from
> the test. There is nothing like a passing score to rip those questions from short term
> memory. But I am able to recall a few which had me scratching my head.
> Two questions involved the login process. The first exam had a question like this:
> After the users types there login name and then their password what happens:
> 1. The password program encrypts the password and compares it to the users
> encrypted password
> 2. The password program compares the password to the users decrypted
> 3. None of these, the login program handles password verification
> 4. Somethine else along the lines of 1 and 2
> I originally choose 3 because the password progam, which I took to mean passwd
> is used to change passwords, not verify.
> A similar question was on today's test:
> The question (I cannot recall verbatim) was on the lines of what progams run in
> which order for login:
> 1. Login, getty, passwd, shell
> 2. getty, shell, login, passwd
> 3. getty, login, passwd, shell
> 4. shell, getty, login, passwd
> 5. none of the above
> I choose 5 because I am under the impression that passwd is not used at all in the
> login process.
> There was a question about fips:
> Something like: Fips will:
> 1. Search the drive or scattered files and group them together (like defrag)
> 2. Search the drive for empty space and offer to make the empty space into a
> new partition.
> 3. Both 1 and 2
> 4. none of the above
> I choose 4. FIPS is a dos or vfat partition spitter which does not defrag the disk.
> In fact, you should defrag and scan the disk before running FIPS. The second
> option threw me a bit because I was unsure of their definition of empty space.
> Empty as in space not in a partition, or empty in the sense that there is free space
> in the partition. I opted for 4 because I felt that FIPS will split a dos/vfat partition
> into two partitions, but not necessarilly include non-partitioned space in the split.
> A BIOS question
> The bios will:
> 1. Perform all processes before the OS starts
> 2. Perform processes on all cpu's (not exactly how it was phrased)
> 3. Perform diagnostics on peripherals
> 4. Perform all processes the OS cannot.
> I choose 1,3, and 4. I was pretty sure 2 was not a BIOS process (and I am pretty
> sure I do not have it phrased correctly. 4 was iffy.
> IP address question:
> The ip address is shows the (again, not verbatum):
> 1. Network ID, Host ID, Subnet ID
> 2. Host ID, Network ID, Subnet ID
> 3. Network ID, Subnet ID, Host ID
> 4. Subnet ID, Network ID, Host ID
> 5. None of the above
> I choose 3, but was unsure. I know the IP address shows the Network ID and the
> Host ID. I never really read that Subnet was included, but it somewhat makes
> sense that the Subnet ID could be read from the IP address so long as you know
> what the Netmask is.
> That is all I can recall right now.
> Daniel S. Washko
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Tom Walsh - WN3L - Embedded Systems Consultant
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