CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1
By Sander van Vugt
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: October 2015
Run time: 13 hours 47 minutes

13 Hours of Video Instruction

CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Complete Video Course provides a solid understanding of all topics that candidates need to master to pass the CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Certification.


CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Complete Video Course offers almost 13 hours of training covering all objectives on the CompTIA Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 exams. 28 lessons in 7 modules divided into separate exam sections make sure you learn every topic included in the exam objectives.

This course also serves as an introduction for people interested in learning 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 in-depth knowledge of common Linux tasks.

The CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Complete Video Course prepares you for the CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI certification, which grants CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, and the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certifications, so you can earn three industry-recognized certifications at once.

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 is specialized in Linux High Availability solutions and Performance Optimization. More information about Sander is on his website at

For more information about RHAT certification and additional resources, visit the author's RHAT Certification page.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to intermediate

Who Should Take This Course

Primary audience:

The target audience for this course is anyone who wants to study for and pass the CompTIA Linux+, LPIC-1, and Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certifications. This title is also best for anyone interested in learning the basic Linux skills required for junior system administrators.

Secondary audience:

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

Table of Contents

CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 and LPIC-1 (Exam 101)

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.

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.

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 shutdown 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

CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104 and LPIC-1 (Exam 102)

Lesson 1:Using and Customizing the shell Environment

In this lesson, the student learns how to customize the shell environment to provide basic settings as needed by users.

Lesson 2:Managing Printing

In this lesson, the student learns how the CUPS printing system is organized and how print jobs, as well as printers, can be managed.

Lesson 3:Managing User and Group Accounts

In this lesson, the student learns how user and group accounts are used and managed in a Linux environment.

Lesson 4:Configuring Security

This lesson shows how to apply different network and user-based security settings.

Lesson 5:Scheduling Jobs

In this lesson, the student learns how to schedule tasks and jobs using at and cron.

Lesson 6: Maintaining System Time

Linux stores time in different ways. In this lesson, the student learns about the different locations where time is stored and how these relate to one another.

Lesson 7: Configuring System Logging

In this lesson, the student learns how to configure system logging. The (r)syslog service is explained, as well as the systemd journal and logrotate.

Lesson 8: Configuring Networking

This lesson introduces networking in general and teaches how to configure network interfaces with fixed or permanent network configurations.

Lesson 9: Managing MTA Basics

This lesson provides a basic overview of MTA and teaches students how to configure a system to send outgoing mail to a relay host.

Lesson 10: Using SSH

In this lesson, the student learns how to use ssh and related commands. Advanced SSH usage is also covered, including configuration parameters, working with SSH keys, and SSH port forwarding.

Lesson 11: Customizing and Writing Shell Scripts

This lesson provides an introduction to Linux shell scripting. At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to read bash shell scripts and write shell scripts using common structures.

Lesson 12: Accessibility and Internationalization

This lesson explains how to configure Linux for increased accessibility and for use in international environments.

Lesson 13: SQL Data Management

This lesson teaches learners how to set up a simple SQL database.

Lesson 14: Managing User Interfaces and Desktops

In this lesson, students learn more about the backgrounds of the graphical environment, along with the common administration tasks, commands, and configuration files involved in configuring a GUI.

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