Linux Essentials : Linux Essentials

Linux Essentials
ISBN : 978-1-61691-182-9
Gain hands-on expertise in Linux Essentials exam by uCertify Linux-Essentials course.  LPI Linux Essentials exam is designed to certify the competency of IT professionals to understand, create, edit, and manage Open Source and various distributions of Linux.

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Exam Information

The Linux Essentials exam is a recommended pre-requisite for training in the LPIC professional program. This exam is delivered in schools and training centres around the world.

The successful Linux Essentials candidate should have an understanding of the Linux and open source industry and knowledge of the most popular open source applications.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • Linux Database Administrator
  • Junior Linux Administrator
  • Web Administrator
  • JuniorNetwork Administrator
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 110

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
Linux Essentials is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 60 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?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Linux-Essential examination, LPI's retake policy is:

  • Candidates who have failed their exam in first attempt must wait for one week before re-take.
  • Candidates who have failed their exam in second attempt must wait for 30 days before re-take.
  • If the candidates have already passed their exams, there is no need to take re-take exams for at least for 2 years.
What is the validity of the certification?
Linux Essential Certification expires 5 years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. LPI highly recommends recertification after two years from the date of the certification designation to retain a current certification status.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the Linux-Essentials, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Selecting an Operating System

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

Lesson 2: Investigating Linux's Principles and Philosophy

  • Overview
  • Linux through the Ages
  • Using Open Source Software
  • Understanding OS Roles
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 3: Understanding Software Licensing

  • Overview
  • Investigating Software Licenses
  • The Free Software Foundation
  • The Open Source Initiative
  • The Creative Commons
  • Using Open Source Licenses
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 4: Using Common Linux Programs

  • Overview
  • Using a Linux Desktop Environment
  • Working with Productivity Software
  • Using Server Programs
  • Managing Programming Languages
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 5: Managing Hardware

  • Overview
  • Learning About Your CPU
  • Identifying Motherboard Capabilities
  • Sizing Your Power Supply
  • Understanding Disk Issues
  • Managing Displays
  • Handling USB Devices
  • Managing Drivers
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 6: Getting to Know the command Line

  • Overview
  • Starting a Command Line
  • Running Programs
  • Manipulating Files
  • Using Shell Features
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 7: Managing Files

  • Overview
  • Manipulating Files
  • Manipulating Directories
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 8: Getting Help

  • Overview
  • Using man Pages
  • Using info Pages
  • Finding Additional Documentation
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 9: Using Programs and Processes

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

Lesson 10: Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data

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

Lesson 11: Editing Files

  • Overview
  • Understanding the Role of Text Files
  • Choosing an Editor
  • Launching an Editor
  • Editing Files with pico or nano
  • Editing Files with Vi
  • Using Configuration File Conventions
  • Editing Formatted Text Files
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 12: Creating Scripts

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

Lesson 13: Understanding Users and Groups

  • Overview
  • Understanding Accounts
  • Using Account Tools
  • Working as root
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 14: Creating Users and Groups

  • Overview
  • Creating New Accounts
  • Modifying Accounts
  • Deleting Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions

  • Overview
  • Setting Ownership
  • Setting Permissions
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 16: Navigating the Linux Filesystem

  • Overview
  • Understanding Where Things Go
  • Using Special Permission Bits and File Features
  • Suggested Exercises

Lesson 17: Managing Network connections

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