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LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exam 101-400 and Exam 102-400, 4th Edition

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Thorough LPIC-1 exam prep, with complete coverage and bonus study tools

LPIC-1Study Guide is your comprehensive source for the popular Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1 exam, fully updated to reflect the changes to the latest version of the exam. With 100% coverage of objectives for both LPI 101 and LPI 102, this book provides clear and concise information on all Linux administration topics and practical examples drawn from real-world experience. Authoritative coverage of key exam topics includes GNU and UNIX commands, devices, file systems, file system hierarchy, user interfaces, and much more, providing complete exam prep for the LPIC-1 candidate. Get access to invaluable study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms featured on the exam.

Linux is viewed by many companies and organizations as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows. The LPIC-1 tests a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. This book provides comprehensive preparation and review, helping readers face the exam with confidence.

  • Review the system architecture, Linux installation, and package management

  • Understand shells, scripting, and data management more completely

  • Practice administrative tasks and essential system services

  • Brush up on networking fundamentals and security issues

  • As the Linux server market share continue to grow, so too does the demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Certification holders must recertify every five years, but LPI recommends recertifying every two years to stay fully up to date with new technologies and best practices. As exam day approaches, LPIC-1Study Guide is the one source you will want by your side.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Contents at a Glance
    7. Contents
    8. Introduction
    9. Assessment Test
    10. Answers to the Assessment Test
    11. Part I: Exam 101-400
      1. Chapter 1: Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools
        1. Understanding Command-Line Basics
        2. Using Streams, Redirection, and Pipes
        3. Processing Text Using Filters
        4. Using Regular Expressions
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 2: Managing Software
        1. Package Concepts
        2. Using RPM
        3. Using Debian Packages
        4. Converting between Package Formats
        5. Package Dependencies and Conflicts
        6. Managing Shared Libraries
        7. Managing Processes
        8. Summary
        9. Exam Essentials
        10. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 3: Configuring Hardware
        1. Configuring the Firmware and Core Hardware
        2. Configuring Expansion Cards
        3. Configuring USB Devices
        4. Configuring Hard Disks
        5. Designing a Hard Disk Layout
        6. Creating Partitions and Filesystems
        7. Maintaining Filesystem Health
        8. Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
        9. Summary
        10. Exam Essentials
        11. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 4: Managing Files
        1. Using File Management Commands
        2. Managing File Ownership
        3. Controlling Access to Files
        4. Managing Disk Quotas
        5. Locating Files
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      5. Chapter 5: Booting Linux and Editing Files
        1. Installing Boot Loaders
        2. Understanding the Boot Process
        3. The Initialization Process
        4. Using the SysV Initialization Process
        5. Using the systemd Initialization Process
        6. Using the Upstart Initialization Process
        7. Editing Files with vi
        8. Summary
        9. Exam Essentials
        10. Review Questions
    12. Part II: Exam 102-400
      1. Chapter 6: Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing
        1. Configuring Basic X Features
        2. Configuring X Fonts
        3. Managing GUI Logins
        4. Using X for Remote Access
        5. X Accessibility
        6. Configuring Localization and Internationalization
        7. Configuring Printing
        8. Summary
        9. Exam Essentials
        10. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 7: Administering the System
        1. Managing Users and Groups
        2. Tuning User and System Environments
        3. Using Log and Journal Files
        4. Maintaining the System Time
        5. Running Jobs in the Future
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 8: Configuring Basic Networking
        1. Understanding TCP/IP Networking
        2. Understanding Network Addressing
        3. Configuring Linux for a Local Network
        4. Diagnosing Network Connections
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 9: Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
        1. Managing the Shell Environment
        2. Writing Scripts
        3. Managing Email
        4. Managing Data with SQL
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      5. Chapter 10: Securing Your System
        1. Administering Network Security
        2. Administering Local Security
        3. Configuring SSH
        4. Using GPG
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      6. Appendix Answers
        1. Chapter 1: Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools
        2. Chapter 2: Managing Software
        3. Chapter 3: Configuring Hardware
        4. Chapter 4: Managing Files
        5. Chapter 5: Booting Linux and Editing Files
        6. Chapter 6: Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing
        7. Chapter 7: Administering the System
        8. Chapter 8: Configuring Basic Networking
        9. Chapter 9: Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
        10. Chapter 10: Securing Your System
    13. Index