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LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Full coverage of the latest LPI-level 2 exams, with bonus online test bank

LPIC-2 is the one-stop preparation resource for the Linux Professional Institute's Advanced Level certification exam. With 100 percent coverage of all exam objectives, this book provides clear and concise coverage of the Linux administration topics you'll need to know for exams 201 and 202. Practical examples highlight the real-world applications of important concepts, and together, the author team provides insights based on almost fifty years in the IT industry. This brand new second edition has been completely revamped to align with the latest versions of the exams, with authoritative coverage of the Linux kernel, system startup, advanced storage, network configuration, system maintenance, web services, security, troubleshooting, and more. You also get access to online learning tools including electronic flashcards, chapter tests, practice exams, and a glossary of critical terms to help you solidify your understanding of upper-level Linux administration topics.

The LPI-level 2 certification confirms your advanced Linux skill set, and the demand for qualified professionals continues to grow. This book gives you the conceptual guidance and hands-on practice you need to pass the exam with flying colors.

  • Understand all of the material for both LPIC-2 exams
  • Gain insight into real-world applications
  • Test your knowledge with chapter tests and practice exams
  • Access online study aids for more thorough preparation

Organizations are flocking to the open-source Linux as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems like Microsoft Windows. As the Linux market share continues to climb, organizations are scrambling to find network and server administrators with expert Linux knowledge and highly practical skills. The LPI-level 2 certification makes you the professional they need, and LPIC-2 is your ideal guide to getting there.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Assessment Test
  3. Answers to Assessment Test
  4. Part I The LPI 201 Exam
    1. Chapter 1 Starting a System
      1. The Linux Boot Process
      2. The Firmware Startup
      3. Linux Bootloaders
      4. Process Initialization
      5. System Recovery
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2 Maintaining the System
      1. Keeping Users Informed
      2. Backing Up the System
      3. Installing Programs from Source
      4. Managing Resource Usage
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3 Mastering the Kernel
      1. What Is the Kernel?
      2. Compiling a Kernel
      3. Maintaining the Kernel
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4 Managing the Filesystem
      1. Operating the Linux Filesystem
      2. Exploring Additional Filesystem Topics
      3. Maintaining Linux Filesystems
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5 Administering Advanced Storage Devices
      1. Configuring RAID
      2. Adjusting Storage Devices
      3. Managing Logical Volumes
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6 Navigating Network Services
      1. Networking Basics
      2. Configuring Network Features
      3. Basic Network Troubleshooting
      4. Advanced Network Troubleshooting
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
  5. Part II The LPI 202 Exam
    1. Chapter 7 Organizing Email Services
      1. The Linux Mail System
      2. Email Protocols
      3. Using Email Servers
      4. Local Email Delivery
      5. Remote Email Delivery
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 8 Directing DNS
      1. Configuring a DNS Server
      2. Creating and Maintaining DNS Zones
      3. Securing a DNS Server
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 9 Offering Web Services
      1. What Is a Web Server?
      2. The Apache Web Server
      3. Using a Proxy Server
      4. The Nginx Server
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 10 Sharing Files
      1. Looking at Samba
      2. Looking at NFS
      3. Looking at FTP Servers
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 11 Managing Network Clients
      1. Assigning Network Addresses
      2. Authentication Service
      3. Network Directories
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 12 Setting Up System Security
      1. Server Network Security
      2. Connecting Securely to a Server
      3. Security Resources
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
  6. Appendix Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Starting a System
    2. Chapter 2: Maintaining the System
    3. Chapter 3: Mastering the Kernel
    4. Chapter 4: Managing the Filesystem
    5. Chapter 5: Administering Advanced Storage Devices
    6. Chapter 6: Navigating Network Services
    7. Chapter 7: Organizing Email Services
    8. Chapter 8: Directing DNS
    9. Chapter 9: Offering Web Services
    10. Chapter 10: Sharing Files
    11. Chapter 11: Managing Network Clients
    12. Chapter 12: Setting Up System Security
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