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Linux Professional Institute: Level 2 Tutorial

The Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program is designed to certify competency in Linux professionals who use the operating system and its associated tools. The intention is to be distribution neutral, following the Linux Standard Base along with other relevant standards and conventions. The program consists of three levels of certification. In this course author, Arthur Griffith, explores and explains, point by point, the objectives of the first two of the three LPIC exams. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.


The Contents of this Course
The Exam

Files & Filesystems

Design Hard Disk Layout
Perform Basic File Management
Create Partitions & Filesystems
Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems
Mounting & Unmounting Filesystems
Managing Disk Quota
Use Permissions to Control Access to Files pt. 1
Use Permissions to Control Access to Files pt. 2
Manage File Ownership
Create Hard & Symbolic Links
File Location
Operating the Linux Filesystem
Maintaining a Linux Filesystem
Creating & Configuring Filesystem Options
Configuring RAID

Text & Documentation

Process Text Streams Using Filters
Search Text Files Using Regular Expressions pt. 1
Search Text Files Using Regular Expressions pt. 2
Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using vi
Use & Manage Local System Documentation
Find Linux Documentation on the Internet
Notify Users On System Related Issues


Work on the Command Line
Customize & Use the Shell Environment
Customize or Write Simple Scripts
Automating Tasks Using Scripts
Set Up Secure Shell (OpenSSH)


Configure Fundamental BIOS Settings
Configure Modem & Sound Card
Set Up Non-IDE Devices
Set Up Different PC Expansion Cards
Configure USB Devices
Adding New Hardware
Configuring PCMCIA Devices
Configuring a Samba Server
Configuring an NFS Server

The System & the Kernel

Install a Boot Manager
Boot the System
Identifying Boot Stages
Troubleshooting Bootloaders
Manage/Query Kernel & Modules
Reconfigure/Build/Install New Kernel
Kernel Components
Compiling a Kernel
Patching a Kernel
Customizing a Kernel
Software & Kernel Configuration


Make & Install Programs From Source
Manage Shared Libraries
Use Streams/Pipes & Redirects
Modify Process Execution Priorities
Create/Monitor/Kill Processes
Use Debian Package Management
Use the Red Hat Package Manager
Packaging Software


Install & Configure X11
Set Up a Display Manager
Install/Customize Window Manager


Print Files
Manage Printers & Print Queues
Install & Configure Printers

Administration Tasks

System Logging
Using System Log Files
Manage Users & Group Accounts
User & System Environment Variables
Schedule Automatic Administration Tasks
Maintain an Effective Backup Strategy
Maintain System Time
Perform Security Administration Tasks
Customize Startup & Boot
System Recovery
General Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting System Resources

Safety & Security

Backup Operations
Creating Recovery Disks
Setup User Level Security

Networking Part I

Configure Communication Devices
Fundamentals of TCP/IP
TCP/IP Configuration & Troubleshooting
Configure Linux as a PPP Client
Configure inetd/xinetd Services
Mail Transfer Agent
NFS & SAMBA Daemons
Configure Basic DNS Services
Setup Host Security

Networking Part II

Basic Network Configuration
Advanced Network Operation
Configuring Mailing Lists
Using Email Servers
Managing Mail Traffic
Serving News
Basic DNS Server Configuration
Create & Maintain DNS Zones
Securing a DNS Server
Implementing a Web Server
Maintaining a Web Server
Implementing a Proxy Server
DHCP Configuration
NIS Configuration
LDAP Configuration
PAM Authentication
Configuring a Router
Securing FTP Servers
A Secure Shell
TCP Wrappers
Security Tasks




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