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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5454-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5454-7


Over 5 Hours of Video Instruction


LPIC-1 (Exam 101) LiveLessons: Linux Professional Institute Certification is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of all topics that candidates need to master to pass the LPIC-1 (Exam 101) Certification.


This video course offers 14 lessons that cover all topics as mentioned in the LPI objectives as published on www.lpi.org. This course doesn't just offer a preparation for the LPIC-1 101 exam, it can also serve as an introduction for people that want to learn basic Linux administration skills. The videos provide thorough coverage of command-line skills that work on multiple distributions and prepares anyone who wants to acquire more in-depth knowledge of common Linux administration tasks.

The course can be used to study for the newest LPIC-1 (Exam 101) certification exam, as well as for the CompTIA Linux+ and SUSE CLA exams.

Part 1: Essential Skills

Lesson 1: Performing Basic Tasks from a Shell Environment

Lesson 2: Processing and Working with Text Files

Lesson 3: Performing Basic File Management Tasks

Lesson 4: Managing Processes

Part 2: Administration Tasks

Lesson 5: Design Hard Disk Layout

Lesson 6: Creating Partitions and Filesystems

Lesson 7: Common Filesystem Management Tasks

Lesson 8: Managing Permissions

Lesson 9: Managing Software

Part 3: Advanced Management Tasks

Lesson 10: System Architecture

Lesson 11: Boot the System

Lesson 12: Managing the Boot Sequence

Lesson 13: Install a Boot Manager

Lesson 14: Managing Shared Libraries

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander has written numerous books about different Linux-related topics and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux High Availability solutions and Performance Optimization. More information about Sander is on his website at www.sandervanvugt.com.

Skill Level

Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

You will learn to:

  • Perform basic tasks from a shell environment
  • Process and work with text files
  • Perform basic file management tasks
  • Manage processes
  • Design hard disk layout
  • Create partitions and filesystems
  • Common filesystem management tasks
  • Manage permissions
  • Manage software
  • Understand system architecture
  • Boot the system
  • Manage the boot sequence
  • Install a boot manager
  • Manage shared libraries

Who Should Take This Course

Primary audience: The target audience for this course is anyone who wants to acquire basic Linux skills  required for junior system administrators.

Secondary audience: A secondary audience consists of home users and hobbyists that want to acquire more knowledge about the operating system they are using.

Table of Contents


Preparing an Environment for Doing Exercises

Part 1: Essential Skills

Lesson 1: Performing Basic Tasks from a Shell Environment

1.1: Understanding the File System Layout in the FHS

1.2: Knowing the Location and Purpose of Important Files and Directories as Defined in the FHS

1.3: Finding Files and Commands on a Linux System

1.4: Using Single Shell Commands and One-line Command Sequences

1.5: Using and Modifying the Shell Environment

1.6: Using and Editing Command History

1.7: Invoking Commands Inside and Outside the Defined Path

Lesson 2: Processing and Working with Text Files

2.1: Using Streams, Pipes, and Redirects

2.2: File Viewing Commands

2.3: File Formatting Commands

2.4: File Processing Commands

2.5: Understanding vi

2.6: Editing Text Files with vi

2.7: Using Regular Expressions to Work with Text Files

2.8: Searching Text Patterns with grep

Lesson 3: Performing Basic File Management Tasks

3.1: Copying, Moving, and Removing Files

3.2: Using Wildcards

3.3: Other File Management Tools

3.4: Creating Backups

3.5: Analyzing and Extracting tar Backups

3.6: Understanding Links and Inodes

3.7: Managing Hard and Symbolic Links

Lesson 4: Managing Processes

4.1: Running Jobs in Foreground and Background

4.2: Sending Signals to Processes

4.3: Monitoring Processes with top

4.4: Selecting and Sorting Processes with ps and Related Utilities

4.5: Understanding Process Priority

4.6: Changing Process Priority

Part 2: Administration Tasks

Lesson 5: Design Hard Disk Layout

5.1: Allocating Filesystems and Swap Space

5.2: Tailoring the Design to the Intended Use of the System

5.3: Ensuring the /boot Partition Conforms to the Hardware Architecture

5.4: Understanding Basic LVM Features

Lesson 6: Creating Partitions and Filesystems

6.1: Understanding GPT and MBR Differences

6.2: Managing MBR Primary Partition Tables with fdisk

6.3: Managing Logical Partitions with fdisk

6.4: Basic Knowledge of gdisk and parted with GPT

6.5: Creating Filesystems

6.6: Verifying the Integrity of Filesystems

6.7: Monitoring Free Space and Inodes

6.8: Repairing Simple Filesystem Problems

Lesson 7: Common Filesystem Management Tasks

7.1: Understanding Filesystem Mounts

7.2: Mounting Filesystems

7.3: Configuring Filesystem Mounting on Boot

7.4: Configuring User Mountable Removable Filesystems

7.5: Understanding Disk Quotas

7.6: Managing Disk Quotas

Lesson 8: Managing Permissions

8.1: Understanding Linux Users and Groups

8.2: Understanding File Ownership

8.3: Understanding rwx Permissions

8.4: Managing Access Permissions on Regular and Special Files and Directories

8.5: Understanding Special Permissions

8.6: Using Access Modes Such as SUID, SGID, and Sticky Bit

8.7: Modifying the File Creation Mask

Lesson 9: Managing Software

9.1: Understanding Packages and Meta Package Handlers

9.2: Understanding Variations in Linux Software Management

9.3: Installing, Reinstalling, Upgrading, and Removing Packages Using RPM and YUM

9.4: Obtaining Information on RPM Packages

9.5: Understanding Debian / Ubuntu Package Management

Part 3: Advanced Management Tasks

Lesson 10: System Architecture

10.1: Enabling and Disabling Integrated Peripherals

10.2: Configuring Systems with or without External Peripherals

10.3: Differentiating Between the Various Types of Mass Storage Devices

10.4: Differentiating Between Coldplug and Hotplug Devices

10.5: Determining Hardware Resources for Devices

10.6: Tools and Utilities to List Various Hardware Information

10.7: Tools and Utilities to Manipulate USB Devices

10.8: Conceptual Understanding of sysfs, udev, dbus

Lesson 11: Boot the System

11.1: Understanding GRUB and GRUB2 Differences

11.2: Providing Common Commands to the Boot Loader and Options to the Kernel at Boot Time

11.3: Demonstrating Knowledge of the Boot Sequence from BIOS to Boot Completion

11.4: Understanding SysVinit and system

11.5: Awareness of Upstart

11.6: Checking Boot Events in the Log Files 

Lesson 12: Managing the Boot Sequence

12.1: Setting the Default Runlevel or Boot Target

12.2: Changing Between Runlevels / Boot Targets Using Single User Mode

12.3: Shutting Down and Rebooting from the Command Line

12.4: Alerting Users Before Making Changes

Lesson 13: Install a Boot Manager

13.1: Providing Alternative Boot Locations and Backup Boot Options

13.2: Installing and Configuring a Boot Loader such as GRUB

13.3: Performing Basic Configuration Changes for GRUB2 

Lesson 14: Managing Shared Libraries

14.1: Identifying Shared Libraries

14.2: Identifying the Typical Locations of Shared Libraries

14.3: Loading Shared Libraries

Part 1: Essential Skills

Lesson 1: Performing Basic Tasks from a Shell Environment

This lesson introduces the shell environment and working with commands.

Lesson 2: Processing and Working with Text Files

Working with text files is an essential skill for a Linux administrator. This lesson showcases which tools are available to work with text files in the most efficient way.

Lesson 3: Performing Basic File Management Tasks

As Linux is a file-oriented operating system, performing file management tasks is an important skill. This lesson teaches the essentials about working with Linux filesystems.

Lesson 4: Managing Processes

This lesson covers how to start, monitor, and prioritize processes.

Part 2: Administration Tasks

Lesson 5: Design Hard Disk Layout

This lesson details how to design a hard disk and create partitions and filesystems on a hard disk.

Lesson 6: Creating Partitions and Filesystems

To store files, you need a filesystem. This lesson explains how to create and work with Linux filesystems as well as how to perform common filesystem administration tasks.

Lesson 7: Common Filesystem Management Tasks

This lesson covers how to mount and unmount file systems and how to work with quotas.

Lesson 8: Managing Permissions

Permissions are used to grant access to file resources on Linux systems. This lesson explains how to set permissions according to specific needs.

Lesson 9: Managing Software

Linux works with software packages that are provided through repositories. This lesson explains how to install and manage software packages as well as repositories.

Part 3: Advanced Management Tasks

Lesson 10: System Architecture

This lesson details how to work to inventory hardware in a system and how to connect and disconnect different devices.

Lesson 11: Boot the System

Many things are happening when a Linux server is booting. This lesson explains the boot order and the different components involved.

Lesson 12: Managing the Boot Sequence

This lesson details how to change runlevels and boot targets. The lesson also covers how to shut down or reboot a system.

Lesson 13: Install a Boot Manager

This lesson explains how to install and configure the GRUB and GRUB2 boot managers.

Lesson 14: Managing Shared Libraries

This lesson explains how to identify and manage shared libraries.

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