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This intensive Linux Administration and Networking certification training course covers more advanced Linux skills such as system management and networking. Students will feel confident taking the LPI LPIC-2 201 exam with extensive coaching and in-classroom assessments. Additional self-study and practice time is highly recommended after this course before taking the 201-450 exam.

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.

Certification is optional.

Supported Distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

LPIC-2 Part 1 Linux Engineer Certification

Key Facts

Course Code

GTU10

Duration

5 Days

Skillnet

Some subsidised places may be available on this course, please contact us for details.

Accreditation

LPIC-2 Linux Engineer

 

This course is Part 1 of a 2-part training programme which prepares one for the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certification, awarded by the LPI (Linux Professional Institute).
 

Target Audience

Linux professionals with good working knowledge of Linux System Administration, who wish to learn more about Advanced Linux Administration and Networking.

Certification is not mandatory, it is optional.

Attendee Requirements

Attendees are good basic Linux skills and experience in Linux Administration. These skills can be acquired by attending the following courses:

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Course Description

This intensive Linux Administration and Networking certification training course covers more advanced Linux skills such as system management and networking. Students will feel confident taking the LPI LPIC-2 201 exam with extensive coaching and in-classroom assessments. Additional self-study and practice time is highly recommended after this course before taking the 201-450 exam.

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.

Certification is optional.

Supported Distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
Course Outline

1.    Capacity Planning

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

Lab Tasks

  • Process Management Basics
  • Nagios (Web Interface)

2.    Boot Process and SysV Init

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Booting Linux on PCs
  • GRUB 2 Configuration
  • Boot Parameters
  • init
  • Linux Runlevels Aliases
  • /etc/inittab (Legacy)
  • Systemd local-fs.target and sysinit.target
  • Typical SysV Init Script (legacy)
  • Legacy local bootup script support
  • Managing SysV Init Daemons (legacy)
  • Controlling SysV Init Service Startup (legacy)
  • systemd System and Service Manager
  • Modifying systemd services
  • Using systemd
  • Systemd local-fs.target and sysinit.target
  • Systemd basic.target and multi-user.target
  • Shutdown and Reboot

Lab Tasks

  • Boot Process
  • GRUB Command Line
  • Basic GRUB Security
  • Managing Services With Systemd's systemctl
  • Creating a systemd unit file
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Labs
  • Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process

3.    System Recovery and Bootloaders

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Diagnostic/Recovery
  • Rescue Procedures
  • Recovery: mount & chroot
  • Recovery Examples
  • Recovery: Network Utilities
  • GRUB 2
  • systemd-boot & U-Boot
  • SYSLINUX
  • Network Booting with PXE

Lab Tasks

  • Recovery Runlevels
  • Recovering Damaged MBR
  • Recover from Deleted Critical Files
  • Using SUSE Auto Repair Mode

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 RAM Filesystem
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Installing the Kernel
  • Troubleshooting With GRUB 2
  • 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
  • Dynamic Kernel Module System (DKMS)
  • Kernel Modules Troubleshooting
  • Configuring the Kernel via /proc/
  • udev

Lab Tasks

  • Adjusting Kernel Options
  • Linux Kernel Driver Compilation
  • Linux Kernel Compilation

5.    Filesystem Administration

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Filesystem Support
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
  • AutoFS
  • AutoFS Configuration
  • Managing Optical Media
  • Partitioning Disks with fdisk & gdisk
  • Resizing a GPT Partition with gdisk
  • Partitioning Disks with parted
  • Non-Interactive Disk Partitioning with sfdisk
  • Btrfs Introduction
  • Filesystem Creation
  • 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

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

6.    LVM & RAID

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Logical Volume Management
  • Implementing LVM
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Activating LVM VGs
  • Exporting and Importing a VG
  • Examining LVM Components
  • Changing LVM Components
  • Advanced LVM Overview
  • Advanced LVM: Components & Object Tags
  • Advanced LVM: Automated Storage Tiering
  • Advanced LVM: Thin Provisioning
  • Advanced LVM: Striping & Mirroring
  • Advanced LVM: RAID Volumes
  • 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

7.    Adjusting Storage Device Access and iSCSI

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Tuning with hdparm
  • SCSI Devices
  • SSD and NVMe Storage
  • 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

Lab Tasks

  • iSCSI Initiator Configuration

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
  • IPv6
  • Linux Wireless Extensions and Tools
  • Wireless Tools Discovery
  • NetworkManager
  • SUSE YaST Network Configuration Tool
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Information from ss and netstat
  • Discovering Reachable Services
  • nmap
  • Netcat
  • tcpdump and wireshark
  • Networking Troubleshooting
  • Networking Troubleshooting

Lab Tasks

  • Basic Client Networking
  • Wireless Fundamentals
  • NMA

9.    System Maintenance

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • System Messaging Commands
  • Controlling System Messaging
  • Archives with tar
  • Controlling Login Sessions
  • The gzip Compression Utility
  • The bzip2 Compression Utility
  • The XZ Compression Utility
  • Comparing File Changes
  • Compiling/Installing from Source
  • Tape Libraries
  • Backup Software
  • Backup Examples

Lab Tasks

  • Command Line Messaging
  • Messaging with talkd
  • Archiving and Compression
  • Using tar for Backups
  • Using cpio for Backups
  • Using rsync and ssh for Backups
Exam

This Linux training course prepares students to take the LPI 201 exam (201-450) of the LPIC-2 certification. The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the go-to certification body for vendor independent Linux certifications.

 

Learning Path

To complete the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer Certification prep, you can attend our:

Important Notes:

  • Attendance of training to achieve your LPIC-2 certification is not mandatory,
  • You can also attend this course to learn these skills, though taking the certification exam is optional.
  • To achieve the full LPIC-2 Certification, you must have a valid LPIC-1 certification. Details are available on the LPI website.
Ways to Attend
  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

 

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