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This high-level Linux Administration and Networking certification training course prepares students to take the LPI 202 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-2 202 exam with in classroom assessments and practice exams.

Supported Distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
     

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

 

LPIC-2 Part 2 Linux Engineer Certification

Key Facts

Course Code

GTU11

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 2 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.

 

Attendee Requirements

Strong Linux administration skills required.

To achieve the LPIC-2 certification, candidates must have a valid LPIC-1 certification prior to taking LPIC-2 exams.

These skills can be learned by attending the following accredited courses:

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Course Description

This high-level Linux Administration and Networking certification training course prepares students to take the LPI 202 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-2 202 exam with in classroom assessments and practice exams.

Supported Distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
     

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

 

Course Outline

1.    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
  • Basic BIND Administration
  • BIND Configuration Files
  • rndc Key Configuration
  • Configuring the Resolver
  • Testing Resolution

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring a Slave Name Server
  • Use rndc to Control named

2.    Creating DNS Hierarchies

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • 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, AAAA, & PTR – Address & Pointer Records
  • NS – Name Server
  • TXT, CNAME, & MX – Text, Alias, & Mail Host
  • Abbreviations and Gotchas
  • $GENERATE, $ORIGIN, and $INCLUDE
  • Subdomains and Delegation
  • Subdomains
  • Delegating Zones
  • in-addr.arpa. Delegation
  • Issues with in-addr.arpa.
  • RFC2317 & in-addr.arpa.

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring BIND Zone Files
  • Create a Subdomain in an Existing Domain
  • Subdomain Delegation

3.    Securing DNS

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Split Namespaces
  • Split Namespace with Views
  • Address Match Lists & ACLs
  • Restricting Queries
  • Restricting Zone Transfers
  • Running BIND in a chroot
  • Securing DNS With TSIG

Lab Tasks

  • Securing BIND DNS


4.    Implementing a Web Server

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Apache Architecture
  • Dynamic HTTP Content
  • Configuring PHP
  • Securing PHP
  • Security Related php.ini Configuration
  • Installing PHP
  • Apache Configuration Files
  • httpd.conf – Server Settings
  • httpd.conf – Main Configuration
  • Adding Modules to Apache
  • Virtual Hosting DNS Implications
  • httpd.conf – VirtualHost Configuration
  • Port and IP based Virtual Hosts
  • Name-based Virtual Host
  • Apache Logging
  • Log Analysis
  • Delegating Administration
  • Apache Access Controls (mod_access)
  • HTTP User Authentication
  • Standard Auth Modules
  • HTTP Digest Authentication
  • Directory Protection
  • Directory Protection with AllowOverride
  • Common Uses for .htaccess
  • Apache Troubleshooting

Lab Tasks

  • Apache Architecture
  • Apache Content
  • Using .htaccess Files
  • CGI Scripts in Apache


5.    Maintaining a Web Server

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • HTTP Virtual Servers
  • Virtual Hosting DNS Implications
  • Virtual Hosting Security Implications
  • Port and IP based Virtual Hosts
  • Name-based Virtual Host
  • Scrubbing HTTP Headers
  • Symmetric Encryption Algorithms
  • Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms
  • Digital Certificates
  • TLS Using mod_ssl.so

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring Virtual Hosts
  • Using TLS Certificates with Apache
  • Using TLS Certificates with Apache
  • Create a TLS CA key pair
  • Using SSL CA Certificates with Apache
  • Enable Apache SSL Client Certificate Authentication

6.    Nginx, Squid, and DHCP

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Nginx
  • Squid Overview
  • Squid File Layout
  • Squid Access Control Lists
  • Applying Squid ACLs
  • Monitoring Squid
  • DHCP Protocol Operation
  • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
  • Configuring a DHCP server

Lab Tasks

  • Nginx Web Basics
  • HTTPS and Reverse Proxy with Nginx
  • Installing and Configuring Squid
  • Squid Cache Manager CGI


7.    SAMBA Server Configuration

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Introducing Samba
  • Samba Daemons
  • Accessing Windows/Samba Shares from Linux
  • Samba Utilities
  • Samba Configuration Files
  • The smb.conf File
  • Share Authentication
  • Share-Level Access
  • User-Level Access
  • Mapping Users
  • Samba Account Database
  • User Share Restrictions

Lab Tasks

  • Samba Share-Level Access

8.    NFS Server Configuration & Securing FTP Servers

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • File Sharing via NFS
  • NFSv4+
  • NFS Clients
  • TCP Wrappers
  • The /etc/hosts.allow & /etc/hosts.deny Files
  • /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} Shortcuts
  • Advanced TCP Wrappers
  • NFS Server Configuration
  • The FTP Protocol
  • Active Mode FTP
  • Passive Mode FTP
  • vsftpd
  • Configuring vsftpd
  • Anonymous FTP with vsftpd
  • Pure-FTPd
  • ProFTPD

Lab Tasks

  • NFS Server Configuration
  • Configuring vsftpd
     

9.    PAM Authentication

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • PAM Overview
  • PAM Module Types
  • PAM Order of Processing
  • PAM Control Statements
  • PAM Modules
  • pam_unix
  • pam_limits.so
  • pam_cracklib.so
  • pam_listfile.so
  • pam_tally2.so
  • pam_console.so

Lab Tasks

  • Setting Limits with the pam_limits Modules
  • Using pam_limits to Restrict Simultaneous Logins


10.    Configuring an OpenLDAP Server and Client

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • LDAP
  • What LDAP Provides
  • LDAP Concepts
  • LDAP Organization
  • Entry Referencing
  • Online LDAP Data Manipulation
  • Querying LDAP Databases
  • OpenLDAP: Server Architecture
  • OpenLDAP: Backends
  • OpenLDAP: Replication
  • OpenLDAP: Configuration Options
  • OpenLDAP: Configuration Sections
  • OpenLDAP: Global Parameters
  • OpenLDAP: Database Parameters
  • OpenLDAP Server Tools
  • Enabling LDAP-based Login
  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD)

Lab Tasks

  • Querying LDAP
  • Building An OpenLDAP Server
  • Enabling TLS For An OpenLDAP Server
  • Enabling LDAP-based Logins


11.    Using E-mail Servers

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • SMTP
  • SMTP Terminology
  • SMTP Architecture
  • SMTP Commands
  • SMTP Session
  • Sendmail Architecture
  • Sendmail Configuration
  • Sendmail Remote Configuration
  • Controlling Access
  • Sending Email with sendmail
  • Exim
  • Postfix Features
  • Postfix Architecture
  • Postfix Components
  • Postfix Configuration
  • master.cf
  • main.cf
  • Virtual Domains
  • Configuration Commands
  • Postfix Logging
  • Advanced Postfix Options

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring Sendmail
  • Configuring Postfix
  • Postfix Virtual Host Configuration
  • Postfix Network Configuration
  • Postfix SMTP AUTH Configuration
  • Postfix STARTTLS Configuration
  • SUSE Postfix Configuration Cleanup
     

12.    Managing Local and Remote E-Mail Delivery

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Filtering Email
  • Procmail
  • SpamAssassin
  • Accessing Email
  • The IMAP4 Protocol
  • Courier IMAP
  • Dovecot POP3/IMAP Server

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring Procmail & SpamAssassin
  • Dovecot Setup

13.    Configuring a Router and Security Tasks

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • IPv4 Fundamentals
  • TCP/UDP Fundamentals
  • Security Advisories
  • Discovering Hosts
  • nmap
  • Netcat
  • Nessus/OpenVAS Insecurity Scanner
  • Configuring OpenVAS
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Snort Rules
  • Writing Snort Rules
  • Linux as a Router
  • Configuring Routing Tables
  • SUSE Basic Firewall Configuration
  • Using the iptables Command
  • Netfilter Rule Syntax
  • Netfilter Concepts
  • Targets
  • Common match_specs
  • Netfilter: Stateful Packet Filter Firewall
  • Connection Tracking
  • Address Translation
  • Configuring NAT and PAT

Lab Tasks

  • NMAP
  • OpenVAS
  • Securing Services with SuSEfirewall2
  • Securing Services with Netfilter

14.    OpenSSH and OpenVPN

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Secure Shell
  • OpenSSH Client & Server Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • SSH Port Forwarding
  • Transferring Files
  • SSH Key Management
  • ssh-agent
  • OpenVPN

Lab Tasks

  • Introduction to ssh and scp
  • SSH Key-based User Authentication
  • Using ssh-agent
  • OpenVPN

 

Exam

This Linux training course prepares students to take the LPI 202 exam (202-450) of the LPIC-2 certification. The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the go-to certification body for vendor independent Linux certifications.

Learning Path

Attendance of this LPIC-2 Part 2 course, Linux Engineer Certification prep, you can progress to the LPIC-3 certification path.

NOTE:

  • 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.
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