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LPIC-2 Cert Guide: (201-400 and 202-400 exams)

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This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book.

Learn, prepare, and practice for LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification.

  • Master LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 Exams) is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Expert Linux/Unix instructor William "Bo" Rothwell shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The study guide helps you master all the topics on both LPIC-2 exams, including:

  • Capacity planning

  • Managing the kernel

  • Managing system startup

  • Managing filesystems and devices

  • Administering advanced storage devices

  • Configuring the network

  • Performing system maintenance

  • Administering Domain Name Server (DNS)

  • Configuring web services

  • Administering file sharing

  • Managing network clients

  • Administering e-mail services

  • Administering system security

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. About the Technical Reviewers
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. Introduction
      1. The LPIC-2 Exam
      2. Contents of the 201 and 202 Exams
      3. How to Take the LPIC-201 and LPIC-202 Exams
      4. Who Should Take This Exam and Read This Book?
      5. Book Organization
      6. Book Features and Exam Preparation Methods
      7. Companion Website
      8. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
      9. Install the Software
      10. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      11. Activating Other Exams
      12. Assessing Exam Readiness
      13. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
      14. LPIC-2 Exam Updates
    13. Part I: Capacity Planning
      1. Chapter 1. Measuring and Troubleshooting Resource Usage
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Monitoring Your System
          2. CPU Monitoring
          3. Memory Monitoring
          4. Disk I/O Monitoring
          5. Network I/O Monitoring
          6. Additional Monitoring Tools
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 2. Predict Future Resource Needs
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. The collectd Daemon
          2. Monitoring Solutions
          3. OK, Now What?
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    14. Part II: Managing the Kernel
      1. Chapter 3. Kernel Components and Compiling
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Kernel Components
          2. Compiling the Kernel
          3. Additional Make Targets
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 4. Kernel Runtime Management and Troubleshooting
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Kernel Modules
          2. Displaying Hardware Information
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    15. Part III: Managing System Startup
      1. Chapter 5. Customizing SysV-init System Startup
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. The SysV-init Process
          2. Modifying Runlevels
          3. Switching Runlevels
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 6. Administrating System Recovery
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Understanding the Boot Process
          2. GRUB
          3. Fixing Filesystems
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 7. Alternate Boot Loaders
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. LILO
          2. Additional Boot loaders
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    16. Part IV: Managing Filesystem and Devices
      1. Chapter 8. Operating the Linux Filesystem
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Filesystem Essentials
          2. Mounting Filesystems Manually
          3. Mounting Filesystems Automatically
          4. Device Descriptors
          5. Swap Space
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 9. Maintaining a Linux Filesystem
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Filesystems Essentials
          2. Creating Filesystems
          3. ext-Based Filesystem Tools
          4. xfs-Based Filesystem Tools
          5. Creating Swap Devices
          6. Monitoring SMART Devices
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 10. Creating and Configuring Filesystem Options
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Removable Media Filesystems
          2. Creating Removable Media Filesystems
          3. Encrypted Filesystems
          4. Managing autofs
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    17. Part V: Administrating Advanced Storage Device
      1. Chapter 11. Configuring RAID
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. RAID Fundamentals
          2. RAID Device—Entire Drive or Partition?
          3. Create a RAID Device
          4. Managing RAID Devices
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 12. Adjusting Storage Device Access
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DMA, hdparm, and sdparm
          2. System Resources
          3. iSCSI
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 13. Logical Volume Manager
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Logical Volume Manager Concepts
          2. LVM Essentials
          3. Using Logical Volumes and Additional LVM Commands
          4. Resizing Logical Volumes
          5. LVM Snapshots
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    18. Part VI: Configuring the Network
      1. Chapter 14. Basic Network Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Ethernet Network Interfaces
          2. Access to Wireless Networks
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 15. Advanced Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. The ping and nmap Commands
          2. The netstat, nc, and lsof Commands
          3. The tcpdump Command
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 16. Troubleshooting Network Issues
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Network Configuration Files
          2. Network Troubleshooting
          3. NetworkManager
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    19. Part VII: Performing System Maintenance
      1. Chapter 17. Make and Install Programs from Source
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Securing and Unpacking Source Code
          2. Building and Installing from Source Code
          3. Applying Patches
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 18. Backup Operations
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Backup Strategy
          2. Standard Backup Utilities
          3. Third-Party Backup Utilities
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 19. Notify Users on System-Related Issues
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Pre- and Post-Login Messages
          2. Broadcasting Messages
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    20. Part VIII: Administrating Domain Name Server
      1. Chapter 20. Basic DNS Server Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DNS Essentials
          2. Basic BIND Configuration
          3. Essential BIND Commands
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 21. Create and Maintain DNS Zones
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Zone Files
          2. Zone Record Types
          3. Putting It All Together
          4. Testing the DNS Server
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 22. Securing a DNS Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Send BIND to Jail
          2. Split BIND Configuration
          3. Transaction Signatures
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    21. Part IX: Configuring Web Services
      1. Chapter 23. Implementing a Web Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Basic Apache Web Server Configuration
          2. Apache Web Server Security
          3. Virtual Hosts
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 24. Apache Configuration for HTTPS
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. SSL Essentials
          2. SSL and Apache
          3. SSL Server Certificate
          4. Apache SSL Directives
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 25. Implementing a Proxy Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Squid Basics
          2. Squid Access Rules
          3. Nginx Configuration
          4. Client Configuration
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    22. Part X: Administrating File Sharing
      1. Chapter 26. SAMBA Server Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. SAMBA Configuration
          2. SAMBA Server
          3. SAMBA Accounts
          4. Accessing SAMBA Servers
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 27. NFS Server Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configuring an NFS Server
          2. Configuring an NFS Client
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    23. Part XI: Managing Network Clients
      1. Chapter 28. DHCP Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DHCP Configuration Basics
          2. Configuring Static Hosts
          3. DHCP Log Files
          4. Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 29. PAM Authentication
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. PAM Configuration Basics
          2. PAM Modules
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 30. Configuring an OpenLDAP Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Key LDAP Terms
          2. The slapd.conf File
          3. Starting the LDAP Server
          4. OpenLDAP Objects
          5. OpenLDAP Database Changes
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 31. LDAP Client Usage
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Using the ldapdelete Command
          2. Using the ldapsearch Command
          3. Using the ldappasswd Command
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Review Questions
    24. Part XII: Administrating E-Mail Services
      1. Chapter 32. Using E-mail Servers
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. SMTP Basics
          2. Configuring Postfix
          3. sendmail and exim
          4. Monitoring E-mail Servers
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 33. Managing Local E-mail Delivery
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. procmail Basics
          2. procmail Rules
          3. mbox and Maildir Formats
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 34. Managing Remote E-mail Delivery
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IMAP and POP Essentials
          2. The Courier Server
          3. The Dovecot Server
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    25. Part XIII: Administrating System Security
      1. Chapter 35. Configuring a Router
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Firewall Essentials
          2. Advanced iptables Features
          3. Private Networks and NAT
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 36. Securing FTP Servers
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configuring vsftpd
          2. Configuring Pure-FTPd
          3. ProFTPd
          4. Active versus Passive Mode
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 37. Secure Shell (SSH)
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configuring the Secure Shell Server
          2. Secure Shell Client Commands
          3. Advanced SSH Features
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 38. Security Tasks and OpenVPN
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Security Tools
          2. fail2ban
          3. Security Alert Services
          4. OpenVPN
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Review Questions
    26. Part XIV: Exam Preparation
      1. Chapter 39. Final Preparation
        1. Foundation Topics
          1. How to Prepare for the LPI Exams
          2. Summary
    27. Glossary
    28. Appendix A. Answers to “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
      1. Answers to “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      2. Chapter 1
      3. Chapter 2
      4. Chapter 3
      5. Chapter 4
      6. Chapter 5
      7. Chapter 6
      8. Chapter 7
      9. Chapter 8
      10. Chapter 9
      11. Chapter 10
      12. Chapter 11
      13. Chapter 12
      14. Chapter 13
      15. Chapter 14
      16. Chapter 15
      17. Chapter 16
      18. Chapter 17
      19. Chapter 18
      20. Chapter 19
      21. Chapter 20
      22. Chapter 21
      23. Chapter 22
      24. Chapter 23
      25. Chapter 24
      26. Chapter 25
      27. Chapter 26
      28. Chapter 27
      29. Chapter 28
      30. Chapter 29
      31. Chapter 30
      32. Chapter 31
      33. Chapter 32
      34. Chapter 33
      35. Chapter 34
      36. Chapter 35
      37. Chapter 36
      38. Chapter 37
      39. Chapter 38
      40. Review Questions
      41. Chapter 1
      42. Chapter 2
      43. Chapter 3
      44. Chapter 4
      45. Chapter 5
      46. Chapter 6
      47. Chapter 7
      48. Chapter 8
      49. Chapter 9
      50. Chapter 10
      51. Chapter 11
      52. Chapter 12
      53. Chapter 13
      54. Chapter 14
      55. Chapter 15
      56. Chapter 16
      57. Chapter 17
      58. Chapter 18
      59. Chapter 19
      60. Chapter 20
      61. Chapter 21
      62. Chapter 22
      63. Chapter 23
      64. Chapter 24
      65. Chapter 25
      66. Chapter 26
      67. Chapter 27
      68. Chapter 28
      69. Chapter 29
      70. Chapter 30
      71. Chapter 31
      72. Chapter 32
      73. Chapter 33
      74. Chapter 34
      75. Chapter 35
      76. Chapter 36
      77. Chapter 37
      78. Chapter 38
    29. Appendix B. LPIC-2 Exam Updates
      1. Always Get the Latest at the Book’s Product Page
      2. Technical Content
    30. Index
    31. Inside Front Cover
    32. Inside Back Cover
    33. Where are the Companion Content Files?
    34. Code Snippets