LPI-010 : Linux Essentials

Linux Essentials
ISBN : 978-1-61691-646-6
Gain hands-on expertise in LPI Linux Essentials certification exam by LPI-010 Linux Essentials course. LPI-010 Linux Essentials course covers all the objectives of LPI Linux Essentials exam and provides IT professionals an understanding of Open Source and various distributions of Linux. The Linux Essentials certification exam covers understanding, creating, editing, and managing Open Source and various distributions of Linux.


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Exercise Questions
Glossary of terms

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Pre-assessments Questions
Full Length Tests
Post-Assessments Questions


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Live Lab

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  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
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  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Hands on Activities


Selecting an Operating System

Understanding Software Licensing

Investigating Linux's Principles and Philosophy

Using Common Linux Programs

Managing Hardware

Getting to Know the Command Line

Managing Files

Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data

Exploring Processes and Process Data

Editing Files

Creating Scripts

Understanding Basic Security

Creating Users and Groups

Setting Ownership and Permissions

Managing Network Connections

Appendix A

Exam Information

LPI-010 Linux Essentials certification exam validates the basic knowledge for those working and studying Open Source and various distributions of Linux. The exams focuses on the domains such as Linux operating system, security and file permissions, power of the command line, finding your way on a Linux system and Linux community and a career in open source.

Career Prospects
  • Web Administrator
  • Junior Linux Administrator
  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Linux Database Administrator
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no prerequisites for this exam.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 110

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Where do I take the exam?
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
60  minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 200-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?

The LPI Board voted on a policy regarding the delay required between re-taking exams:

  • Anyone who takes an LPI exam once must wait one week before re-taking.
  • Anyone who takes an LPI exam a second (and subsequent) time must wait 30 days before re-taking.
  • Anyone who passes an LPI exam may not retake that exam for at least two years.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the LPI-010, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • What Is Linux?
  • What Is the Linux Essentials Certification?
  • Course Structure
  • How This Course Is Organized
  • Conventions Used in This Course

Lesson 2: Selecting an Operating System

  • What Is an OS?
  • Investigating User Interfaces
  • Where Does Linux Fit in the OS World?
  • What Is a Distribution?

Lesson 3: Understanding Software Licensing

  • Investigating Software Licenses
  • Looking at the Free Software Foundation
  • Looking at the Open Source Initiative
  • Looking at the Creative Commons
  • Using Open Source Licenses

Lesson 4: Investigating Linux's Principles and Philosophy

  • Exploring Linux through the Ages
  • Using Open Source Software
  • Understanding OS Roles

Lesson 5: Using Common Linux Programs

  • Using a Linux Desktop Environment
  • Working with Productivity Software
  • Using Server Programs
  • Managing Programming Languages
  • Handling Software Packages

Lesson 6: Managing Hardware

  • Learning about Your CPU
  • Identifying Motherboard Capabilities
  • Sizing Your Power Supply
  • Understanding Disk Issues
  • Managing Displays
  • Handling USB Devices
  • Managing Drivers

Lesson 7: Getting to Know the Command Line

  • Starting a Command Line
  • Running Programs
  • Using Shell Features
  • Getting Help Using man Pages
  • Getting Help Using info Pages
  • Finding Additional Documentation

Lesson 8: Managing Files

  • Understanding Where Things Go
  • Navigating Files and Directories
  • Manipulating Files
  • Manipulating Directories

Lesson 9: Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data

  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Searching for and Extracting Data
  • Redirecting Input and Output
  • Archiving Data

Lesson 10: Exploring Processes and Process Data

  • Understanding Package Management
  • Understanding the Process Hierarchy
  • Identifying Running Processes
  • Using Log Files

Lesson 11: Editing Files

  • Understanding the Role of Text Files
  • Choosing an Editor
  • Launching an Editor
  • Editing Files with pico or nano
  • Editing Files with vi

Lesson 12: Creating Scripts

  • Beginning a Shell Script
  • Using Commands
  • Using Arguments
  • Using Variables
  • Using Conditional Expressions
  • Using Loops
  • Using Functions
  • Setting the Script's Exit Value

Lesson 13: Understanding Basic Security

  • Understanding Accounts
  • Using Account Tools
  • Working as root

Lesson 14: Creating Users and Groups

  • Creating New Accounts
  • Modifying Accounts
  • Deleting Accounts
  • Managing Groups

Lesson 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions

  • Setting Ownership
  • Setting Permissions
  • Using Special Permission Bits and File Features

Lesson 16: Managing Network Connections

  • Understanding Network Features
  • Configuring a Network Connection
  • Testing Your Network Connection
  • Protecting Your System from the Bad Guys

Lesson 17: Appendix A

  • LPI's Certification Program
  • The Linux Essentials Certification
  • Certification Objectives Map

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