Course Overview

This course prepares students to take the LPI 102 exam of the LPI level 1 certification. The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the go-to certification body for vendor-independent Linux certifications. This course is validated against the v4.0 objectives.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$2,000
Duration: 
4 days
Version: 
G01
Certification: 
LPIC-1
Exam: 
102-400
  • This course covers fundamental Linux skills such as file management and manipulation, text processing, command line use, package management, file systems, hardware, and many more. Students will feel confident taking the LPI LPIC-1 102 exam with in-classroom assessments and practice exams.

  • Module 1: ACCOUNT AND SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Gathering System Info
    • Approaches to Storing User Accounts
    • User and Group Concepts
    • User Private Group Scheme
    • User Administration
    • Modifying Accounts
    • Group Administration
    • Password Aging
    • Limiting Logins
    • Default User Files
    • su and Wheel
    • sudo
    • Setting Resource Limits via ulimit
    • pam_limits.so
    • lsof and fuser

    Module 2: CUSTOMIZING THE SHELL AND WRITING SIMPLE SCRIPTS

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Configuration Files
    • Script Execution
    • Bash: Configuration Files
    • Shell and Environment Variables
    • Bash Shell Options
    • Bash: “shortcuts”
    • Bash: prompt
    • Nesting Commands
    • Shell Script Strengths and Weaknesses
    • Example Shell Script
    • Positional Parameters
    • Input & Output
    • Doing Math
    • Comparisons with test
    • Exit Status
    • Conditional Statements
    • Flow Control: case
    • The for Loop
    • The while and until Loops
    • Functions
    • Sending and Receiving Email with mailx

    Module 3: AUTOMATING TASKS

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Automating Tasks
    • at/batch
    • cron
    • The crontab Command
    • crontab Format
    • /etc/cron.*/ Directories
    • Anacron

    Module 4: NETWORKING

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • IPv4 Fundamentals
    • TCP/UDP Fundamentals
    • IPv6
    • Linux Network Interfaces
    • Ethernet Hardware Tools
    • Configuring Routing Tables
    • Network Configuration with ip Command
    • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
    • SUSE YaST Network Configuration Tool
    • Hostname and Domain Name
    • Name Resolution
    • DNS Clients
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Information from ss and netstat
    • nmap
    • Netcat

    Module 5: X WINDOW SYSTEM

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • The X Window System
    • X Modularity
    • X.Org Drivers
    • Starting X
    • Configuring X Manually
    • Automatic X Configuration
    • Xorg and Fonts
    • Installing Fonts for Modern Applications
    • Installing Fonts for Legacy Applications
    • The X11 Protocol and Display Names
    • Display Managers and Graphical Login
    • X Access Control
    • Remote X Access (historical/insecure)
    • Remote X Access (modern/secure)
    • Customizing X Sessions
    • Starting X Apps Automatically

    Module 6: ACCESSIBILITY AND LOCALIZATION

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • GNOME Accessibility Support
    • Internationalization & Localization
    • Character Encodings
    • Locales
    • Setting the Time Zone

    Module 7: TIME AND PRINTING

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Hardware and System Clock
    • Managing Network-Wide Time
    • Continual Time Sync with NTP
    • Configuring NTP Clients
    • Useful NTP Commands
    • Common UNIX Printing System
    • Defining a Printer
    • Standard Print Commands
    • CUPS Troubleshooting
    • CUPS Troubleshooting

    Module 8: LOG FILE ADMINISTRATION

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • System Logging
    • Syslog-ng
    • systemd Journal
    • systemd Journal’s journactl
    • Secure Logging with Journal’s Log Sealing
    • Rsyslog
    • /etc/rsyslog.conf
    • Log Management
    • Sending logs from the shell

    Module 9: SQL AND MTA FUNDAMENTALS

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Popular SQL Databases
    • SELECT Statements
    • INSERT Statements
    • UPDATE Statements
    • DELETE Statements
    • JOIN Clauses
    • SMTP
    • SMTP Terminology
    • SMTP Architecture
    • Sendmail Architecture
    • Sending Email with sendmail
    • Sendmail Components
    • Exim
    • Postfix Features
    • Postfix Architecture
    • Postfix Components
    • Postfix Map Types
    • Configuration Commands

    Module 10: HOST SECURITY AND ENCRYPTION

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Controlling Login Sessions
    • Xinetd
    • TCP Wrappers
    • /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} Shortcuts
    • Advanced TCP Wrappers
    • Discovering Hosts
    • Secure Shell
    • ssh and sshd Configuration
    • Accessing Remote Shells
    • SSH Port Forwarding
    • Transferring Files
    • Alternative sftp Clients
    • SSH Key Management
    • ssh-agent
    • GPG – GNU Privacy Guard
    • Module 1 LAB TASKS
      • User and Group Administration
      • Restricting superuser access to wheel group membership
      • User Private Groups
      • Setting Limits with the pam_limits Modules
    • Module 2 LAB TASKS
      • Bash Login Scripts
      • Writing a Shell Script
      • Command Line Email
      • Alpine
    • Module 3 LAB TASKS
      • Adding System cron Jobs
      • Creating and Managing User Cron Jobs
    • Module 4 LAB TASKS
      • Basic Client Networking
      • Configuring IPv6
    • Module 5 LAB TASKS
      • Configure X Security
      • Launching X Apps Automatically
      • Secure X
    • Module 6 LAB TASKS
      • GNOME Accessibility
      • Character Encoding Conversion
      • Locale Configuration
      • Time Zone Configuration – Traditional Method
      • System Clock Configuration – Distribution tools
      • System Clock Configuration – Distribution tools
    • Module 7 LAB TASKS
      • NTP Client Configuration
      • Printing
      • Configuring Print Queues
    • Module 8 LAB TASKS
      • Using the systemd Journal
      • Setting up a Full Debug Logfile
      • Remote Syslog Configuration
    • Module 9 LAB TASKS
      • SQL with Sqlite3
      • Configuring Postfix
      • Configuring Sendmail
    • Module 10 LAB TASKS
      • Securing xinetd Services
      • Enforcing Security Policy with xinetd
      • Securing Services with TCP Wrappers
      • Introduction to ssh and scp
      • SSH Key-based User Authentication
      • Using ssh-agent
      • File Encryption with GPG
  • Course: LPIC-1 Exam Prep (Course 1) or knowledge and experience equivalent to the LPIC Course 1 course.