LPIC-2 Performance Based Lab

LPIC-2 Performance Based Lab
ISBN : 978-1-61691-284-0
Gain hands on expertise in LPIC 2: LPI 201 and 202 exams certification exam with LPIC-2 performance-based lab. Performance-based labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The lab covers all the objectives of the LPIC 2 certification exam and provides the ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks.


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Here's What You Get

Hands on Activities

Capacity Planning

  • Monitoring a process
  • Displaying currently running processes
  • Printing routing information
  • Displaying the routing table
  • Displaying all processes in the tree structure
  • Printing process group ID and session ID
  • Displaying logged on users
  • Printing information about the root user
  • Listing opened files under a directory
  • Listing all files opened by a process
  • Listing listening processes
  • Displaying swap usage summary
  • Identifying files and commands
  • Determining schedule of cron jobs
  • Creating the symbolic link
  • Viewing resource information
  • Displaying the CPU utilization report
  • Reporting virtual memory statistics
  • Displaying information about active/inactive memory
  • Getting the idle time of a machine
  • Displaying real time CPU usage

Linux Kernel

  • Understanding Shell commands
  • Identifying a module name
  • Identifying runlevels
  • Generating kernel module dependencies
  • Identifying kernel names
  • Identifying kernel targets
  • Compressing files using gzip command
  • Compressing files using bzip command
  • Displaying the network node's hostname
  • Getting information about processor
  • Getting information about a kernel module
  • Printing the kernel and udev event
  • Printing kernel uevents
  • Printing the udev event
  • Dumping the physical USB device hierarchy
  • Viewing PCI devices connection to PCI bus
  • Displaying PCI bus information
  • Loading sysctl settings from the /etc/sysctl.conf file
  • Changing the sysctl setting
  • Mounting/unmounting storage devices
  • Displaying messages from the kernel ring buffer
  • Verifying the kernel version of the operating system
  • Listing loaded kernel modules
  • Unloading a module

System Startup

  • Adding a service
  • Displaying settings of services
  • Identifying a daemon name
  • Switching to single-user mode
  • Storing configuration parameters
  • Viewing LILO configuration
  • Assigning a gid
  • Determining the behavior of interactive shells
  • Changing system runlevel
  • Installing GRUB
  • Storing configuration file
  • Booting process for the kernel

Filesystem and Devices

  • Unmounting the /mnt directory
  • Mounting a filesystem permanently
  • Setting up a Linux swap area
  • Printing the superblock information
  • Setting and displaying the volume name
  • Listing files
  • Displaying the XFS filesystem information
  • Checking consistency of an XFS filesystem
  • Repairing inconsistent XFS filesystems
  • Serializing fsck operations
  • Checking the ext2 filesystem
  • Printing information about a device
  • Printing information about smartctl
  • Monitoring SMART
  • Monitoring daemon
  • Controlling operations of automount daemons
  • Determining mounted filesystems
  • Building a Linux file system
  • Mounting all devices automatically
  • Generating ISO9660/JOLIET/HFS hybrid filesystem
  • Understanding filesystems and associated drives

Advanced Storage Device Administration

  • Viewing active RAID devices
  • Setting up a set of block devices
  • Identifying RAID levels
  • Listing available storage systems and LUNs
  • Viewing information related to DMA
  • Viewing information about interrupts
  • Gathering information about installed hardware
  • Monitoring the state of PCMCIA sockets
  • Displaying parameters for the caching mode page
  • Requesting identity information
  • Displaying UUID for a device
  • Creating and activating volume groups
  • Changing the number of logical volumes
  • Displaying information of a volume group
  • Creating a logical volume
  • Moving data between physical volumes

Networking Configuration

  • Setting up ACLs based on MAC address
  • Viewing information of an interface
  • Viewing a route table
  • Bringing the Ethernet interface down and up
  • Displaying network card and Ethernet connectivity
  • Verifying IP addresses and MAC addresses
  • Identifying shell commands
  • Enabling a network interface
  • Capturing packets from the eth0 interface
  • Scanning OS information and traceroute
  • Understanding TCP/UDP connection
  • Displaying a host name
  • Determining the routers connection
  • Displaying a list of all open files
  • Updating runlevel information

System Maintenance

  • Printing the hardware platform information
  • Extracting a compressed file
  • Extracting an archive file

Domain Name Server

  • Verifying the DNS connectivity
  • Identifying configuration file of the BIND server
  • Identifying a utility name
  • Generating public and private keys
  • Reloading a zone file
  • Configuring a slave server
  • Identifying DNS resource record types
  • Querying the SOA record
  • Generating a 768-bit DSA key

Web Services

  • Displaying both static and shared modules
  • Defining a file name
  • Restarting the Apache server
  • Generating a hash of a password
  • Creating a password file

File Sharing

  • Broadcasting a message
  • Maintaining backup of a hard disk
  • Copying/Syncing files on the same machine
  • Querying the status of nodes
  • Displaying exported filesystem from an NFS server
  • Viewing the Samba configuration
  • Obtaining the status of the Samba server
  • Checking the smb.conf file
  • Scanning the smb.conf file
  • Listing shared directory
  • Maintaining the access control list
  • Reporting RPC information
  • Printing client-side statistics

Network Client Management

  • Verifying network configuration information
  • Defining the DNS server address
  • Displaying the kernel's IPv4 network
  • Modifying the LDAP password
  • Adding accounts
  • Returning all entries on the directory server

E-Mail Services

  • Querying all the packages
  • Displaying a formatted report

System Security

  • Verifying a firewall rule
  • Displaying the status of firewall
  • Identifying a toolkit
  • Launching Snort
  • Using a Telnet service


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Exam Information

LPI LPIC-2 exam is designed to certify the competency of IT professionals in performing advanced system administration, including common tasks regarding the Linux kernel, system startup and maintenance; performing advanced management of block storage and file systems as well as advanced networking and authentication and system security, including firewall and VPN; installing and configuring fundamental network services, including DHCP, DNS, SSH, Web servers, file servers using FTP, NFS and Samba, email delivery; and much more.

Prepare for the following certifications

Career Prospects

A LPIC-2 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:  

  • Linux Developer
  • Linux Administrator
  • Network Administrator
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 188 per exam.

Price may vary per region.

Where do I take the exam?

The LPI 201 and 202 exams are administered by Pearson VUE and Prometric at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.

You must provide your LPI ID to the test centers when registering for an exam. If you do not provide your LPI ID, your exam may not get loaded. You can register for an LPI ID from here.

What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
You must have an active LPIC-1 certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 200-800)

What is the validity of the certification?
Advanced Level Linux Certification expires 5 years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. LPI highly recommends the recertification after two years from the date of the certification designation to retain a current certification status. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the LPIC-2-lab, click here.

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