LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition

Linux deployment continues to increase, and so does the demand for qualified and certified Linux system administrators. If you’re seeking a job-based certification from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), this updated guide will help you prepare for the technically challenging LPIC Level 1 Exams 101 and 102.

The third edition of this book is a meticulously researched reference to these exams, written by trainers who work closely with LPI. You’ll find an overview of each exam, a summary of the core skills you need, review questions and exercises, as well as a study guide, a practice test, and hints to help you focus.

Major topics include:

  • Critical GNU and Unix commands
  • Linux installation and package management
  • Devices and filesystems
  • Text editing, processing, and printing
  • The X Window System
  • Networking and security
  • Mail transfer agents
  • Email, FTP, and web services

These exams are for junior to mid-level Linux administrators with about two years of practical system administration experience. You should be comfortable with Linux at the command line and capable of performing simple tasks, including system installation and troubleshooting.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. LPI Exams
Chapter 2. Exam 101 Study Guide
Chapter 3. System Architecture (Topic 101.1)
Chapter 4. Change Runlevels and Shut Down or Reboot System (Topics 101.2 and 101.3)
Chapter 5. Linux Installation and Package Management (Topic 102)
Chapter 6. GNU and Unix Commands (Topic 103)
Chapter 7. Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (Topic 104)
Chapter 8. Exam 101 Review Questions and Exercises
Chapter 9. Exam 101 Practice Test
Chapter 10. Exam 101 Highlighter’s Index
Chapter 11. Exam 102 Overview
Chapter 12. Exam 102 Study Guide
Chapter 13. Shells, Scripting, and Data Management (Topic 105)
Chapter 14. The X Window System (Topic 106)
Chapter 15. Administrative Tasks (Topic 107)
Chapter 16. Essential System Services (Topics 108.1 and 108.2)
Chapter 17. Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics (Topic 108.3)
Chapter 18. Manage Printers and Printing (Topic 108.4)
Chapter 19. Networking Fundamentals (Topic 109.1)
Chapter 20. Basic Network Configuration (Topics 109.2 and 109.4)
Chapter 21. Basic Network Troubleshooting (Topic 109.3)
Chapter 22. Security (Topic 110.1)
Chapter 23. Set Up Host Security (Topic 110.2)
Chapter 24. Securing Data with Encryption (Topic 110.3)
Chapter 25. Exam 102 Review Questions and Exercises
Chapter 26. Exam 102 Practice Test
Chapter 27. Exam 102 Highlighter’s Index

Book Details

  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 3rd Edition (June 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596804873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596804879
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