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CompTIA® Linux+/LPIC-1 Cert Guide

ISBN : 9781616919689

Prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC 101-400 and 102-400 exams with the CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Cert Guide course and lab. The lab simulates real-world, hardware, software, and command-line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course, or training. This course is designed in two parts, the first part focuses on the basic concepts of command-line usage including boot process and run levels; package installation and management; and many more. The second part focuses on the Linux environment including logging and time services; networking fundamentals, system security, and more.

The LPIC-1 exam provides the first level of certification in the LPI's multi-level Linux professional certification program. Passing the LPIC-1 exams (101 and 102) is required to obtain the LPIC level 1 certification.

LPIC-1 101-400: The LPIC-1 exam validates your ability to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux; and configure basic networking.

LPIC-1 102-400: LPIC-1 102-400 exam validates your proficiency in a real-world system administration and technical knowledge required for shell programming, scripting and data management; user interfaces and desktops; administrative tasks, essential system services, networking fundamentals, and security.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites for the exam however, LPI recommends candidates to have twelve months of Linux administration experience along with CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 200 for each exam.
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice and fill in the blanks.
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? 500

(on a scale of 0-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the LPIC 1 examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  1. CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  4. Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? Five years
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the Pearson-101-400-102-400-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Web administrator
  • System administrator
  • Junior Linux administrator
  • Junior network administrator
  • Linux database administrator
  • Goals and Methods
  • Understanding Your Hardware
  • Laying Out the Hard Drive
  • Working with Boot Managers
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • The Linux Boot Process
  • Boot Sequence from BIOS to Fully Running System
  • systemd
  • Booting with systemd
  • Shut Down and Reboot from the Command Line
  • Properly Terminating Processes
  • Logging Boot Events
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Software in a Linux System
  • Debian Package Management
  • RPM and YUM Package Management
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • What Is a Shell?
  • Global and User Settings
  • Using the Command Line
  • Controlling Command Execution
  • Environment Variables and Settings
  • Setting Options in bash
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Filesystem Overview
  • File Management Commands
  • Where Are Those Files?
  • Backup Commands
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Working with Input/Output Streams
  • Pipes
  • Executing Multiple Commands
  • Splitting and Processing Streams
  • Filters
  • Formatting Commands
  • Using Regular Expressions and grep
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Managing Processes
  • Sending Signals to Processes
  • Job Control
  • Managing Process Priorities
  • Leaving Programs Running after Logout
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • A Tour of the vim Editor
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Creating Partitions
  • Filesystems
  • Space Utilization
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Working with Permissions
  • Manipulating Permissions
  • Special File Permissions
  • Finding Files by Permission
  • Default Permissions
  • Changing User Ownership
  • Changing Group Ownership
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Working Within the Shell
  • Extending the Shell
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Basics of Scripting
  • Shell Script Commands
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Database Basics
  • Learning SQL
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Quick Overview of X
  • The Xorg System
  • X Display Managers
  • Into and Out of X
  • Accessibility Options
  • Remote Clients
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • User Account Fundamentals
  • Group Accounts
  • Adding Users and Groups
  • Modifying Users and Groups
  • Removing Users and Groups
  • The Shadow Suite
  • Changing Accounts
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • The Cron System
  • Anacron
  • Running Ad-hoc Jobs
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Managing Printers and Printing
  • Mail Transfer Agent Basics
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Maintain System Time
  • System Logging
  • Rotating Logs
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Conceptual Overview of Networking
  • Managing Interfaces
  • Network Configuration Utilities
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Gaining Access to the root Account
  • Providing Services on Demand
  • Using TCP Wrappers for Securing Services
  • Understanding Permission Problems
  • GnuPG Keys
  • Secure Shell
  • Additional Security Features
  • Summary
  • Review All Key Topics
  • How to Prepare for the LPI Exams
  • Video
  • Summary

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Listing loaded kernel modules
  • Displaying PCI bus information
  • Viewing the IRQs
  • Setting devices to read only at boot time
  • Identifying mode of runlevels
  • Storing Linux bootloader
  • Storing configuration parameters
  • Identifying runlevels
  • Checking runlevel
  • Choosing runlevel for the reboot command
  • Displaying boot log
  • Displaying messages from the kernel ring buffer
  • Displaying the shared library
  • Dynamically linked libraries
  • Working with shared libraries
  • Removing a package with its configuration file
  • Reconfiguring installed Debian packages
  • Viewing dpkg configuration
  • Displaying information and removing the samba package
  • Converting an rpm package into the Debian package
  • Identifying the RPM utility
  • Listing, installing, and removing rpm packages
  • Installing packages by resolving dependencies
  • Upgrading and installing packages
  • Configuring yum
  • Displaying packages
  • Maintaining backup of a hard disk
  • Listing Files and Directories
  • Verifying the working directory
  • Displaying the last part of a file
  • Compressing files
  • Extracting an archive file
  • Redirecting an output to a file
  • Removing duplicate lines
  • Performing reverse sort for a file
  • Printing a file
  • Reporting virtual memory statistics
  • Listing processes
  • Displaying currently running processes
  • Listing all running screen processes
  • Displaying information of processes
  • Storing information about mounted filesystems
  • Unmounting a filesystem
  • Checking and repairing Linux file systems
  • Running the fsck command
  • Setting up a Linux swap area
  • Extracting quota information
  • Checking user and group quotas
  • Enabling and disabling user quotas for filesystems
  • Listing contents of a directory
  • Making a script executable
  • Running an executable file with permissions
  • Searching SGID files
  • Modifying the ownership of a file
  • Displaying environment variable
  • Creating an environment variable
  • Displaying the long file listing
  • Setting the variables
  • Identifying a directory name
  • Creating a user
  • Deleting a user account
  • Managing a group
  • Creating and deleting an account
  • Limiting user resources
  • Configuring password aging
  • Configuring a password
  • Setting the local date and time
  • Understanding system logging
  • Managing log files
  • Mapping port numbers and protocols
  • Adding a default gateway
  • Configuring the routing table
  • Tracing an IPv6 path
  • Pinging to the IPv6 host
  • Displaying information regarding traffic
  • Displaying sockets