LPIC-2 201: Linux Network Professional (part 1)


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LPIC-2 201: Linux Network Professional (part 1)
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Linux Server

Course Details

The Linux Network Professional (LPIC-2 201) course helps candidates preparing for the LPIC 201 exam, which is the first out of 2 LPI exams candidates have to take to obtain the certificate. This course provides practical exercises and teaches topics such as kernel compilation, system boot procedure, management of devices, file systems and disks, network configuration (including DNS servers) and backups.


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At the end of the LPIC-2 course, you will be able to:

  • Manage a small to medium-large site
  • Designing, implementing, maintaining, protecting and troubleshooting a small, mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
    • LAN server (Samba, NFS, DNS, DHCP, customer management)
    • Internet gateway (firewall, VPN, SSH, web cache/proxy, mail)
    • Internet Server (web server and reverse proxy, FTP server)
    • Supervision of assistants Advising management in the field of automation and purchasing


  • System architecture: Linux kernel
    • Kernel and modules
    • Compilation – when and how to compile the kernel
    • Patches: applying and removing
    • Kernel module management
  • The boot process
    • Differences between the distributions
    • GRUB
    • Kernel parameters
    • Init and init tab, upstart
    • Startup scripts
    • Launching services
    • Boot process
  • Filesystems and devices
    • Filesystems and their tools: ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, SAWP
    • Creating a file system (MKFS, MKISOFS, MKSWAP)
    • Filesystem debugging
    • Mount – practical aspects: fat and other file systems, -o loop, choosing a file system
    • /Etc/fstab, /etc/mtab and related topics;
    • Automount and AutoFS;
    • Device files, udev.
  • Disk management
    • Configuring and using RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5
    • Configuring and using LVM logical volumes
    • Hard disk settings: hdparm, sdparm
  • Networks
    • Network interface configuration
    • Wireless network configuration
    • Routing tables
    • Monitoring devices and traffic
    • OpenVPN client configuration
    • Solving the common network problems
    • Communicating with remote users
  • Compiling and installing programs: configure, make
  • Backups
    • Backup strategies
    • An overview of available solutions
  • DNS server
    • Server configuration
    • DNS zones and their transfers
    • DNSSEC

Target Audience

  • Linux Administrators
  • Linux Professionals who want to prepare for the LPIC 201 exam


Before attending this LPIC 2 201 course, you must have mastered the topics covered by the LPIC-1 certificate – that is, the basics of working in Linux, the command line and system configuration.