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LPIC-3 is all electives. It's my understanding you'll have to pick two of the available L3 tests. Currently there's only one available though (I think, not 100% sure) and that's on Samba. So pretty much any book that'll give you a thorough understanding of Samba would work.
As for L2 study materials, I've been seaching myself to no avail. And FWIW, I believe this to be a BIG business developement mistake on LPI's part. The middle ground is where they have no competition. Linux+ competes directly with LPIC-1 and higher certs like RHCE compete directly with LPIC-3 (or will someday.) It's the intermediate level admin that has gone unserved by existing certifications. That's the niche they could have grabbed without a struggle.
I agree entirely about lack of study matterials being "a BIG business developement mistake." Nobody is going to get to LPIC-3 tests, if they can't study for the LPIC-2.
I think this is, and has been, a problem with a lot of cert programs. The ebiz+ has been retired, never where any books for self-study on that. The ITIL may have a good program, but try to find self-study matterials geared towards the exam - esspecially the advanced exams. Consider the popularity of msft certs and the a+/net+ certs, where there are always plenty of study matterials available. The CISSP was never all that popular, until study matterials became available. I think CIW has also shot themselves in the foot by changing their introductory exam, without any study matterials being available.
I'm studying for Security+ myself ATM. A topic I've always been interested in but never pursued vigorously until a sufficient number of "self-study" materials became available. Though I suppose much of it could be used in a formal educational setting too, for those who need additional instruction, like which chapter to read on what day.
Security+ is accepted my Microsoft and not only counts as an elective towards your MCSA and/or MCSE but also adds a specialization designation to those certs, upgrading them to "MCSA: Security" and "MCSE: Security".
found a page www.LinuxCBT.com which contains a lot of materials which LPIC-2, LPIC-3 contains. I ask the author to make a videos for LPIC-2, LPIC-3. If you can send him email. Maybe we will convince him!!! Mail them @ info@LinuxCBT.com.
There are several books but they are all pre-2009 objectives changes.
The best LPIC book I found that had practically everything on the LPIC-1 exam was:
LPIC-1 Linux Professional Instutute Certification Study Guide 2nd Edition - Sybex (ISBN: 978-0-470-40483-6)
....the new revised edition from the same company is coming out soon.
Barnes and Noble says that it will be released May 10th http://search.barnesandnoble.com/LPI...=1&USRI=lpic-2