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LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification, Study Guide

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This ebook does not provide access to the companion materials.

The first book to cover the LPIC-2 certification

Linux allows developers to update source code freely, making it an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to alternate, more expensive operating systems. It is for this reason that the demand for IT professionals to have an LPI certification is so strong. This study guide provides unparalleled coverage of the LPIC-2 objectives for exams 201 and 202. Clear and concise coverage examines all Linux administration topics while practical, real-world examples enhance your learning process. On the CD, you'll find the Sybex Test Engine, electronic flashcards, and a glossary containing the most important terms you need to understand..

  • Prepares you for exams 201 and 202 of the Linux Professional Institute Certification

  • Offers clear, concise coverage on exam topics such as the Linux kernel, system startup, networking configuration, system maintenance, domain name server, file sharing, and more

  • Addresses additional key topics for the exams including network client management, e-mail services, system security, and troubleshooting

This must-have study guide serves as an invaluable roadmap to attaining LPI certification.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents at a Glance
  8. Contents
  9. Table of Exercises
  10. Introduction
  11. Assessment Test
  12. PART I: The LPI 201 Exam (60 Weights)
    1. Chapter 1: System Startup and Advanced System Management
      1. Exploring the Boot Process
      2. Booting Linux
      3. Customizing System Startup
      4. Compile and Install Programs from Source
      5. Notify Users of System-Related Issues
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2: Linux Kernel Configuration
      1. Understanding the Kernel
      2. Preparing a Kernel
      3. Compiling a Kernel
      4. Managing Kernel Modules at Runtime
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3: Basic Filesystem Management
      1. Making Filesystems Available
      2. Maintaining Filesystems
      3. Managing Optical Discs
      4. Managing Devices with udev
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4: Advanced Disk Management
      1. Partitioning Disks
      2. Configuring RAID
      3. Configuring Logical Volume Manager
      4. Tuning Disk Access
      5. Backing Up and Restoring a Computer
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5: Networking Configuration
      1. Performing Basic Network Configuration
      2. Setting Additional Network Options
      3. Troubleshooting Network Issues
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6: DNS Server Configuration
      1. Understanding the Role of DNS
      2. Running a Caching-Only Name Server
      3. Creating and Maintaining DNS Zones
      4. Running a Slave Server
      5. Making Additional Security Improvements
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
  13. PART II: The LPI 202 Exam (60 Weights)
    1. Chapter 7: Advanced Network Configuration
      1. Configuring a DHCP Server
      2. Managing LDAP Accounts
      3. Configuring a Router
      4. Configuring SSH
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Chapter 8: Configuring File Servers
      1. Understanding the Role of a File Server
      2. Configuring a Samba Server
      3. Configuring an NFS Server
      4. Configuring an FTP Server
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Chapter 9: Configuring Web and Email Servers
      1. Understanding Web Servers
      2. Setting Basic Apache Options
      3. Configuring Apache to Host Your Site
      4. Controlling Apache
      5. Implementing a Proxy Server
      6. Understanding Email
      7. Configuring a Push Mail Server
      8. Configuring Procmail
      9. Configuring POP and IMAP Servers
      10. Summary
      11. Exam Essentials
      12. Review Questions
      13. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Chapter 10: Security
      1. Authenticating Users with PAM
      2. Enabling TCP Wrappers
      3. Dealing with Ports and Packets
      4. Keeping Up-to-Date with Security Issues
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Chapter 11: System Troubleshooting I: Boot and Kernel Problems
      1. Approaching a Problem
      2. Troubleshooting Boot Problems
      3. Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Problems
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 12: System Troubleshooting II: System Resources and the User Environment
      1. Troubleshooting System Initialization
      2. Adjusting Kernel Options
      3. Fixing Account Problems
      4. Troubleshooting Shells
      5. Investigating Running Processes
      6. Dealing with Scheduled Processes
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  15. Glossary
  16. Index