Course: LPI: Advanced Level Linux Professional - LPIC-2 (exam 201 and 202)

$398.09 incl. vat


duration: 31 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 180 days |


In this Linux training / course you will learn the advanced features of Linux so that you can perform system administration in a small to large business environments. You will learn how to plan, manage, secure and troubleshoot your Linux environment.
Among topics this course covers are device management, Linux user notifications, e-mail & security, Linux kernel, Linux startup, network services, Linux system maintenance, hardware configuration, Linux security, troubleshooting and far more.


After following this training you can independently run the Linux system administration in a small to large business environment. You are also prepared for the LPIC-2 exams 201 and 202.


You have successfully completed the LPIC Junior Level Linux Professional Exam 103 + 104 training and / or you are in possession of the LPIC-1 certification.

Target audience

Network Administrator


LPI: Advanced Level Linux Professional - LPIC-2 (exam 201 and 202)

31 hours

Managing Resource Utilization in Linux

determine the most appropriate monitoring tool to use in a given scenario describe methods for distinguish between normal and abnormal system behavior determine system issues based on the results of resource monitoring recognize how to plan for future resource requirements in a given scenario implement a resource monitoring solution in a given scenario

Linux User Notification and Device Management

  • show local login messages to users
  • show network login messages to users
  • show the message of the day to users
  • show fortunes to users
  • show wall messages to users
  • show shutdown alert messages to users
  • display logon messages to users
  • display a wall message to users
  • display a shutdown alert message to users
  • create udev rules for devices
  • create SYMLINK rules for devices
  • create persistent names for devices
  • create ownership and permission rules for devices
  • create rules for a device
  • recognize how the SysFS file system is used in kernel processes

E-mail and Security in Linux

  • install the Courier mail server
  • perform the post-installation of the Courier mail server
  • configure the Courier IMAP service
  • configure the Courier POP3 service
  • configure Dovecot mail server users
  • configure Dovecot mail server authentication
  • configure the Dovecot mail location
  • configure the Dovecot mail server for the POP3 service
  • install the Courier mail server
  • perform Courier post-installation tasks
  • configure the Courier IMAP and POP3 services
  • customize Dovecot mailbox location
  • manage firewall filter rules
  • secure a network using SNAT and IP masquerading
  • configure and display network routes
  • configure port redirection
  • configure Fail2ban to avoid brute-force attacks
  • configure Snort Inline's intrusion prevention system
  • configure Snort for intrusion detection
  • configure the nmap port-scanning tool
  • configure a Linux router
  • secure the Linux system

Linux Kernel Compilation and Linux Startup

  • identify the characteristics of Linux kernels and kernel modules
  • recognize the procedure for compiling and installing a Linux kernel
  • compile and install a Linux kernel
  • patch a Linux kernel
  • configure kernel modules and modify kernel settings
  • customize Linux system startup and boot processes
  • recognize how to manipulate the Linux boot process and recover from filesystem failures
  • customize Linux system startup and perform system recovery tasks

Linux File Sharing and Filesystem Management

  • identify the commands and utilities used to create and configure the Linux filesystem
  • use system utilities to maintain a Linux filesystem
  • configure filesystem automounting and create a filesystem for CD-ROMs
  • create and configure a Linux filesystem
  • configure a Samba server and access it from Linux
  • configure the Network File System (NFS)
  • configure a Samba server and the Network File System (NFS)
  • identify the tasks required to configure DHCP on Linux systems

Linux Network Configuration

  • configure a Linux client for networking
  • identify the requirements for a Linux VPN implementation and distinguish between troubleshooting utilities
  • perform network client configuration tasks
  • recognize how to perform basic BIND 8/9 configuration tasks
  • create a DNS zone file and test the DNS configuration
  • configure DNS zones on a Linux system
  • identify methods for securing a Linux DNS server

Booting Linux and Installing Applications from Source

describe the process and considerations for extracting source from an archive recognize the process of compiling and installing a package recognize how to build and install a package from source match the bootloaders to their descriptions choose the most suitable bootloader to use in a given scenario

Linux Network Services

  • recognize the components and features of typical e-mail service configurations
  • use Procmail to manage mail traffic
  • configure mail services
  • recognize the procedure for installing and configuring an Apache Server
  • configure virtual hosting on an Apache web server and install an SSL certificate
  • describe the consideration involved in Nginx configuration and use
  • identify characteristics of Apache web server and virtual hosting configurations
  • recognize the key characteristics and security features of Squid

Linux System Maintenance and Hardware Configuration

  • configure and implement software RAID
  • identify procedures for installing new hardware devices in Linux
  • recognize how to configure kernel options to support hardware devices
  • configure software RAID and logical volumes
  • configure system logging
  • recognize the procedure for building DEB and RPM packages
  • identify factors to consider when formulating a backup plan
  • configure system logging and recognize the requirements for a debian package installation

Linux Security

  • recognize how to configure NIS
  • recognize how to install and configure an LDAP server
  • recognize how to configure PAM authentication
  • configure LDAP and PAM authentication
  • recognize the characteristics of IP chains and IP tables
  • identify methods for restricting access to FTP servers
  • recognize how to configure OpenSSH
  • configure TCP wrappers
  • restrict access to system resources using OpenSSH and TCP wrappers

Linux System Troubleshooting

  • recognize how to create boot disks and root disks
  • determine, from the boot-up text, the distinction between the four stages of the boot sequence
  • recognize the characteristics of LILO and determine the cause of LILO errors
  • create a boot disk and troubleshoot boot errors
  • identify the source of common local system configuration problems
  • identify factors that can affect the performance of shell programs
  • recognize how to troubleshoot common network problems
  • use appropriate tools and commands to determine the source of network problems

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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