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Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)-Exam 101

Code: LPI-EXAM 101
Type: IT InstructorLed Courses
Category: Linux Professional Institute
This Junior Level Linux Professional course (LPIC-1) focuses on Linux system administration and prepares students to take the LPI 101.

This course is designed for a person who has been performing basic system administration tasks and who needs to install, configure, and manage a Linux-based system.


Duration: 35
Location: EDITC & MMC Conference Center, 16 Imvrou Street, 1055 Nicosia
Language: Greek
Attendance: 4-16
Speaker: Maria Knais
 

Topics
Topic 101: System Architecture
101.1 Determine and configure hardware settings
101.2 Boot the system
101.3 Change runlevels and shutdown or reboot system

Topic 102: Linux Installation and Package Management
102.1 Design hard disk layout
102.2 Install a boot manager
102.3 Manage shared libraries
102.4 Use Debian package management
102.5 Use RPM and YUM package management

Topic 103: GNU and Unix Commands
103.1 Work on the command line
103.2 Process text streams using filters
103.3 Perform basic file management
103.4 Use streams, pipes and redirects
103.5 Create, monitor and kill processes
103.6 Modify process execution priorities
103.7 Search text files using regular expressions
103.8 Perform basic file editing operations using vi

Topic 104: Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
104.1 Create partitions and filesystems
104.2 Maintain the integrity of filesystems
104.3 Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
104.4 Manage disk quotas
104.5 Manage file permissions and ownership
104.6 Create and change hard and symbolic links
104.7 Find system files and place files in the correct location


Who Should Attend
This course is intended for individuals who are employed as:
•PC Technicians
•Systems Administrators
•Systems Engineer and IT Managers
•IT Professionals
•IT generalists
•Help desk professionals
•Delegates that prepare for Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)-Exam 101


Purpose
This course focuses on Linux system administration and prepares students to take the LPI 101.

This course is designed for a person who has been performing basic system administration tasks and who needs to install, configure, and manage a Linux-based system.


Objectives
Upon course's completion delegates will learn:
•System Architecture
•Linux Installation and Package Management
•GNU and Unix Commands
•Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard


Prerequisites
None

Methodology
1. Training
2.Discusions
3. Labs
4.Exercises


Equipment
1.Training material in English language
2. Personal Computers
3.Video Projector
4. Printer
4. Whiteboard and flip charts


TimeTable
Day 1
Topic 101: System Architecture
101.1 Determine and configure hardware settings
• Enable and disable integrated peripherals.
• Configure systems with or without external peripherals such as keyboards.
• Differentiate between the various types of mass storage devices.
• Set the correct hardware ID for different devices, especially the boot device.
• Know the differences between coldplug and hotplug devices.
• Determine hardware resources for devices.
• Tools and utilities to list various hardware information (e.g. lsusb, lspci, etc.)
• Tools and utilities to manipulate USB devices
• Conceptual understanding of sysfs, udev, hald, dbus
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /sys
• /proc
• /dev
• modprobe
• lsmod
• lspci
• lsusb
101.2 Boot the system
• Provide common commands to the boot loader and options to the kernel at boot time.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the boot sequence from BIOS to boot completion.
• Check boot events in the log files.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /var/log/messages
• dmesg
• BIOS
• bootloader
• kernel
• init
101.3 Change runlevels and shutdown or reboot system
• Set the default runlevel.
• Change between run levels including single user mode.
• Shutdown and reboot from the command line.
• Alert users before switching runlevels or other major system event.
• Properly terminate processes.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /etc/inittab
• shutdown
• init
• /etc/init.d
• telinit

Day 2
Topic 102: Linux Installation and Package Management
102.1 Design hard disk layout
• Allocate filesystems and swap space to separate partitions or disks.
• Tailor the design to the intended use of the system.
• Ensure the /boot partition conforms to the hardware architecture requirements for booting.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• / (root) filesystem
• /var filesystem
• /home filesystem
• swap space
• mount points
• partitions
102.2 Install a boot manager
• Providing alternative boot locations and backup boot options.
• Install and configure a boot loader such as GRUB.
• Interact with the boot loader.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /boot/grub/menu.lst
• grub-install
• MBR
• superblock
• /etc/lilo.conf
• lilo
102.3 Manage shared libraries
• Identify shared libraries.
• Identify the typical locations of system libraries.
• Load shared libraries.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• ldd
• ldconfig
• /etc/ld.so.conf
• LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Day 3
102.4 Use Debian package management
• Install, upgrade and uninstall Debian binary packages.
• Find packages containing specific files or libraries which may or may not be installed.
• Obtain package information like version, content, dependencies, package integrity and installation status (whether or not the package is installed).
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /etc/apt/sources.list
• dpkg
• dpkg-reconfigure
• apt-get
• apt-cache
• aptitude
102.5 Use RPM and YUM package management
• Install, re-install, upgrade and remove packages using RPM and YUM.
• Obtain information on RPM packages such as version, status, dependencies, integrity and signatures.
• Determine what files a package provides, as well as find which package a specific file comes from.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• rpm
• rpm2cpio
• /etc/yum.conf
• /etc/yum.repos.d/
• yum
• yumdownloader

Day 4
Topic 103: GNU and Unix Commands
103.1 Work on the command line
• Use single shell commands and one line command sequences to perform basic tasks on the command line.
• Use and modify the shell environment including defining, referencing and exporting environment variables.
• Use and edit command history.
• Invoke commands inside and outside the defined path.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• .
• bash
• echo
• env
• exec
• export
• pwd
• set
• unset
• man
• uname
• history
103.2 Process text streams using filters
• Send text files and output streams through text utility filters to modify the output using standard UNIX commands found in the GNU textutils package.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• cat
• cut
• expand
• fmt
• head
• od
• join
• nl
• paste
• pr
• sed
• sort
• split
• tail
• tr
• unexpand
• uniq
• wc
103.3 Perform basic file management
• Copy, move and remove files and directories individually.
• Copy multiple files and directories recursively.
• Remove files and directories recursively.
• Use simple and advanced wildcard specifications in commands.
• Using find to locate and act on files based on type, size, or time.
• Usage of tar, cpio and dd.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• cp
• find
• mkdir
• mv
• ls
• rm
• rmdir
• touch
• tar
• cpio
• dd
• file
• gzip
• gunzip
• bzip2
• file globbing
103.4 Use streams, pipes and redirects
Key Knowledge Areas
• Redirecting standard input, standard output and standard error.
• Pipe the output of one command to the input of another command.
• Use the output of one command as arguments to another command.
• Send output to both stdout and a file.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• tee
• xargs
103.5 Create, monitor and kill processes
Key Knowledge Areas
• Run jobs in the foreground and background.
• Signal a program to continue running after logout.
• Monitor active processes.
• Select and sort processes for display.
• Send signals to processes.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• &
• bg
• fg
• jobs
• kill
• nohup
• ps
• top
• free
• uptime
• killall
103.6 Modify process execution priorities
Key Knowledge Areas
• Know the default priority of a job that is created.
• Run a program with higher or lower priority than the default..
• Change the priority of a running process.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• nice
• ps
• renice
• top
103.7 Search text files using regular expressions
• Create simple regular expressions containing several notational elements.
• Use regular expression tools to perform searches through a filesystem or file content.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• grep
• egrep
• fgrep
• sed
• regex(7)
103.8 Perform basic file editing operations using vi
• Navigate a document using vi.
• Use basic vi modes.
• Insert, edit, delete, copy and find text.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• vi
• /, ?
• h,j,k,l
• i, o, a
• c, d, p, y, dd, yy
• ZZ, :w!, :q!, :e!

Day 5
Topic 104: Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
104.1 Create partitions and filesystems
• Use various mkfs commands to set up partitions and create various filesystems such as:
o ext2
o ext3
o xfs
o reiserfs v3
o vfat
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• fdisk
• mkfs
• mkswap
104.2 Maintain the integrity of filesystems
• Verify the integrity of filesystems.
• Monitor free space and inodes.
• Repair simple filesystem problems.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• du
• df
• fsck
• e2fsck
• mke2fs
• debugfs
• dumpe2fs
• tune2fs
• xfs tools (such as xfs_metadump and xfs_info)
104.3 Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
• Manually mount and unmount filesystems.
• Configure filesystem mounting on bootup.
• Configure user mountable removeable filesystems.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• /etc/fstab
• /media
• mount
• umount
104.4 Manage disk quotas
• Set up a disk quota for a filesystem.
• Edit, check and generate user quota reports.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• quota
• edquota
• repquota
• quotaon
104.5 Manage file permissions and ownership
• Manage access permissions on regular and special files as well as directories.
• Use access modes such as suid, sgid and the sticky bit to maintain security.
• Know how to change the file creation mask.
• Use the group field to grant file access to group members.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• chmod
• umask
• chown
• chgrp
104.6 Create and change hard and symbolic links
• Create links.
• Identify hard and/or softlinks.
• Copying versus linking files.
• Use links to support system administration tasks.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• ln
104.7 Find system files and place files in the correct location
• Understand the correct locations of files under the FHS.
• Find files and commands on a Linux system.
• Know the location and propose of impotant file and directories as defind in the FHS.
The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
• find
• locate
• updatedb
• whereis
• which
• type
• /etc/updatedb.conf



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