01. A Linux administrator is investigating an unscheduled restart of an application server and wants to check for successful logins prior to the restart. Which of the following commands would display this information?
02. Which of the following statements BEST describes what the command cat /proc/meminfo will display?
a) Hardware-specific CPU information
b) Hardware-specific motherboard information
c) Hardware-specific RAM information
d) Hardware-specific NIC information
03. A Linux administrator issues the following command with root or sudo privileges:
rpm -i installpackage.rpm
Once the command is issued, the console outputs the following error message: failed dependency. The administrator confirmed in a previous step that all dependencies have already been installed.
Which of the following commands should the administrator issue to bypass this error message?
a) rpm -e installpackage.rpm
b) rpm -i installpackage.rpm
c) rpm -i installpackage.rpm --nodeps
d) rpm -qa installpackage.rpm
04. A datacenter administrator assigns a ticket to a junior Linux administrator regarding a Linux server that is presenting issues with excessive CPU consumption and causing instability in a specific application.
The junior Linux administrator troubleshoots the Linux server and finds several zombie processes running on it.
Which of the following commands would effectively fix the issue?
a) Kill -9 pid
b) Kill -s SIGCHLD pid
c) kill -9 all
d) kill -9 SIG pid
05. A systems administrator wants to load custom modules. Which of the following directories is most appropriate to keep load module settings persistent?
06. A Linux administrator is confirming information on a system. The administrator issues a series of commands and views the following output:
search homebizbook.com nameserver 188.8.131.52 nameserver 184.108.40.206
Which of the following commands did the administrator issue?
a) cat /etc/hosts
b) cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
c) cat /etc/resolv.conf
d) cat /etc/networks
07. A Linux server has been experiencing performance spikes over the course of two weeks. The administrator needs to create a report and determine the cause of the performance spikes.
Which of the following commands, along with information in /var/log/messages, will help troubleshoot the issue?
08. Which of the following ls command options will list hidden files and folders?
a) ls -lh
b) ls -la
c) ls -lr
d) ls -lt
09. A systems administrator wants to ensure users are greeted with a warning message when they log in to deter fraudulent activity. The systems administrator should:
a) enforce the use of PKI.
b) implement multifactor authentication.
c) configure disk encryption.
d) create a MOTD or banner.
10. A Linux server is providing time services to several VMs. Which of the following hardening techniques will BEST reduce the risk of the time server being targeted for an attack?
a) Change the default port.
b) Add a warning banner.
c) Block time services.
d) Stop time services.