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Course LPI201: Linux LPI 201 Certification Preparation

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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.

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.

Prerequisites:

LPIC-1 certification or LPI101 "LPIC-1 Exam Prep (Course 1)" and LPI102 "LPIC-1 Exam Prep (Course 2)".

Supported Distributions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
Recommended Class Length:
5 days
Detailed Course Outline:
  • BOOT PROCESS AND SYSV INIT
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Booting Linux on PCs
    • LILO Options
    • GRUB Configuration
    • Kernel Boot Parameters
    • /sbin/init
    • System Init Styles
    • Linux Runlevels
    • /etc/inittab
    • /etc/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
    • Shutdown and Reboot
    Lab Tasks
    • Boot Process
    • GRUB Command Line
    • Basic GRUB Security
    • Introduction to Troubleshooting Labs
    • Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process
  • RESCUE ENVIRONMENTS
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Diagnostic/Recovery Runlevels
    • Rescue Procedures
    • Recovery: mount and chroot
    • Recovery Examples
    • Recovery: Network Utilities
    Lab Tasks
    • Recovery Runlevels [RHEL5.4]
    • Recovery Runlevels [SLES11]
    • Entering the Rescue Mode [RHEL5.4]
    • Entering the Rescue Mode [SLES11]
    • Re-install a destroyed Master Boot Record
    • Recover from Deleted Critical Files
    • Using SUSE Auto Repair Mode [SLES11]
  • 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
    • Installing the Kernel
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Configuring Kernel Components and Modules
    • Kernel Modules
    • Handling Module Dependencies
    • Configuring the Kernel via /proc/
    Lab Tasks
    • PC Hardware and Linux
    • Linux Kernel 2.6 Driver Compilation
    • Linux Kernel 2.6 Compilation
  • FILESYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Filesystem Support
    • Mounting Filesystems
    • Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
    • AutoFS
    • AutoFS Configuration
    • Partitioning Disks with fdisk
    • Partitioning Disks with parted
    • Filesystem Creation
    • Filesystem Maintenance
    • Resizing Filesystems
    • Swap
    • Persistent Block Devices
    • udev
    Lab Tasks
    • Accessing NFS Shares
    • On-demand filesystem mounting with AutoFS
    • Hot Adding Swap
    • Creating ISO Images for Backups
  • LVM and RAID
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Logical Volume Management
    • Implementing LVM
    • Creating Logical Volumes
    • Manipulating VGs and 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
    Lab Tasks
    • Creating and Managing a RAID-5 Array
    • Creating and Managing LVM Volumes
  • CLIENT NETWORKING
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Linux Network Interfaces
    • Configuring Network Interfaces
    • Configuring Routing Tables
    • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
    • Network Configuration with ip Command
    • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
    • Linux Wireless Extensions and Tools
    • Wireless Tools Discovery
    • NetworkManager
    • Tuning Kernel Network Settings
    • Configuring a DHCP server
    • netconfig and system-config-network
    • SUSE YaST Network Configuration Tool
    • OpenVPN
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Discovering Reachable Services
    • tcpdump and wireshark
    • Information from netstat
    Lab Tasks
    • Basic Client Networking
    • Wireless Fundamentals [RHEL5.4]
    • NMAP [RHEL5.4]
    • OpenVPN
  • SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • System Messaging Commands
    • Controlling System Messaging
    • Archives with tar
    • Archives with cpio
    • The gzip Compression Utility
    • The bzip2 Compression Utility
    • Compiling/Installing from Source
    • Tape Drives
    • Backup Software
    • Backup Examples
    Lab Tasks
    • Command Line Messaging
    • Archiving and Compression
    • Using tar and cpio for Backups
    • Using rsync and ssh for Backups
    • Logging
    • Logging
  • DNS CONCEPTS
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Naming Services
    • DNS - A Better Way
    • The Domain Name Space
    • Delegation and Zones
    • Server Roles
    • Resolving Names
    • Resolving IP Addresses
    • BIND Administration
    • BIND Configuration Files
    • rndc Key Configuration
    • Configuring the Resolver
    • Testing Resolution
    Lab Tasks
    • Configuring a Slave Name Server
    • Configure rndc for Secure named Control
  • CREATING DNS HIERARCHIES
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • BIND Configuration Files
    • named.conf Syntax
    • named.conf Options Block
    • Creating a Site-Wide Cache
    • Zones In named.conf
    • Zone Database File Syntax
    • SOA - Start of Authority
    • A and PTR - Address and Pointer Records
    • NS - Name Server
    • CNAME and MX - Alias and Mail Host
    • Abbreviations and Gotchas
    • $ORIGIN and $GENERATE
    • Subdomains and Delegation
    • Subdomains
    • Delegating Zones
    • in-addr.arpa. Delegation
    • Issues with in-addr.arpa.
    • RFC2317 and in-addr.arpa.
    Lab Tasks
    • Configuring BIND Zone Files
    • Create a Subdomain in an Existing Domain
    • Subdomain Delegation
  • SECURING DNS
    • LPI Objectives Covered
    • Split Namespaces
    • Using Views with BIND 9
    • Address Match Lists and ACLs
    • Restricting Queries
    • Restricting Zone Transfers
    • Running BIND in a chroot jail
    • Securing DNS With TSIG
    Lab Tasks
    • Securing BIND DNS