Course Overview

This course prepares students to take the LPI 201 exam of the LPIC-2 certification. The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the go-to certification body for vendor-independent Linux certifications.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$2,000
Duration: 
4 days
Version: 
E00
  • This course covers more advanced Linux skills such as system management and networking. Students will feel confident taking the LPI LPIC-2 201 exam with in-classroom assessments and practice exams.

  • Module 1: CAPACITY PLANNING

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Troubleshooting Resource Usage
    • Gathering System Info
    • Viewing Processes
    • Process Management Tools
    • Troubleshooting Processes: top
    • uptime
    • lsof and fuser
    • System Status – Memory
    • System Status – I/O
    • System Status – CPU
    • Performance Trending with sar
    • Graphing SNMP Data with MRTG
    • Nagios Overview
    • Nagios Configuration

    Module 2: BOOT PROCESS AND SYSV INIT

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Booting Linux on PCs
    • GRUB Configuration
    • Boot Parameters
    • /sbin/init
    • System Init Styles
    • Linux Runlevels
    • /etc/inittab
    • /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
    • SUSE /etc/init.d/boot
    • Runlevel Implementation
    • Typical SysV Init Script
    • The /etc/rc.local File
    • The /etc/init.d/*.local Files
    • Managing Daemons
    • Controlling Service Startup
    • Controlling Service Startup
    • Shutdown and Reboot

    Module 3: SYSTEM RECOVERY AND BOOTLOADERS

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Diagnostic/Recovery Runlevels
    • Rescue Procedures
    • Recovery: mount & chroot
    • Recovery Examples
    • Recovery: Network Utilities
    • GRUB 2
    • LILO Options
    • LILO Configuration
    • SYSLINUX
    • Network Booting with PXE

    Module 4: LINUX KERNEL: COMPONENTS AND COMPILE

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Why Compile?
    • Getting Kernel Source
    • Preparing to Compile
    • Configuring Kernel Compilation Options
    • Available Kernel Compile Options
    • Compiling the Kernel
    • Install Compiled Kernel Modules
    • Initial ramdisk
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Installing the Kernel
    • Troubleshooting With GRUB
    • Boot Process Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting: Linux and Init
    • Hardware Discovery Tools
    • Configuring New Hardware with hwinfo
    • Configuring Kernel Components and Modules
    • Kernel Modules
    • Handling Module Dependencies
    • Kernel Modules Troubleshooting
    • Configuring the Kernel via /proc/
    • udev

    Module 5: FILESYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Filesystem Support
    • Mounting Filesystems
    • Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
    • AutoFS
    • AutoFS Configuration
    • Managing Optical Media
    • Partitioning Disks with fdisk
    • Partitioning Disks with parted
    • Filesystem Creation
    • Extended Filesystem Maintenance
    • smartmontools
    • Resizing Filesystems
    • Managing an XFS Filesystem
    • Swap
    • File Encryption With encfs
    • Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)
    • Persistent Block Devices
    • List Block Devices

    Module 6: LVM & RAID

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Logical Volume Management
    • Implementing LVM
    • Creating Logical Volumes
    • Manipulating VGs & LVs
    • Advanced LVM Concepts
    • system-config-lvm
    • SLES Graphical Disk Tool
    • RAID Concepts
    • Array Creation with mdadm
    • Software RAID Monitoring
    • Software RAID Control and Display

    Module 7: ADJUSTING STORAGE DEVICE ACCESS AND ISCSI

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Tuning with hdparm
    • SCSI Devices
    • Remote Storage Overview
    • Remote Filesystem Protocols
    • Remote Block Device Protocols
    • iSCSI Architecture
    • Open-iSCSI Initiator Implementation
    • iSCSI Initiator Discovery
    • iSCSI Initiator Node Administration
    • Mounting iSCSI Targets at Boot
    • iSCSI Multipathing Considerations

    Module 8: CLIENT NETWORKING

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Linux Network Interfaces
    • Ethernet Hardware Tools
    • Network Configuration with ip Command
    • Configuring Routing Tables
    • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
    • Network Configuration with ip Command
    • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
    • Enabling IPv6
    • Linux Wireless Extensions and Tools
    • Wireless Tools Discovery
    • NetworkManager
    • system-config-network-{tui,cmd}
    • SUSE YaST Network Configuration Tool
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Information from netstat and ss
    • Discovering Reachable Services
    • nmap
    • Netcat
    • tcpdump and wireshark
    • Networking Troubleshooting
    • Networking Troubleshooting

    Module 9: SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • System Messaging Commands
    • Controlling System Messaging
    • Archives with tar
    • The gzip Compression Utility
    • The bzip2 Compression Utility
    • Comparing File Changes
    • Compiling/Installing from Source
    • Tape Libraries
    • Backup Software
    • Backup Examples
    • Module 1 LAB TASKS
      • Process Management and Job Control Basics
      • Nagios (Web Interface)
    • Module 2 LAB TASKS
      • Boot Process
      • GRUB Command Line
      • Basic GRUB Security
      • Recovering Damaged MBR
      • Introduction to Troubleshooting Labs
      • Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process
    • Module 3 LAB TASKS
      • Recovery Runlevels
      • Recovering Damaged MBR
      • Recover from Deleted Critical Files
      • Using SUSE Auto Repair Mode
    • Module 4 LAB TASKS
      • Adjusting Kernel Options
      • Linux Kernel Driver Compilation
      • Linux Kernel Compilation
    • Module 5 LAB TASKS
      • Accessing NFS Shares
      • On-demand filesystem mounting with AutoFS
      • Hot Adding Swap
      • Creating ISO Images for Backups
      • smartd and smartctl
      • LUKS-on-disk format Encrypted Filesystem
    • Module 6 LAB TASKS
      • Creating and Managing a RAID-5 Array
      • Creating and Managing LVM Volumes
    • Module 7 LAB TASKS
      • iSCSI Initiator Configuration
    • Module 8 LAB TASKS
      • Basic Client Networking
      • Wireless Fundamentals
      • NMAP
    • Module 9 LAB TASKS
      • Command Line Messaging
      • Archiving and Compression
      • Using tar and cpio for Backups
      • Using rsync and ssh for Backups
  • LPIC-1 certification or LPIC-1 Exam Prep (Course 1) and LPIC-1 Exam Prep (Course 2).