LPIC-1 (Exam 101) LiveLessons (Video Training): Linux Professional Institute Certification Exam 101
By Sander van Vugt
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: January 2015
Run time: 5 hours 56 minutes

Overview
LPIC-1 (Exam 101) LiveLessons offers hours of training to help you pass the LPIC-1 (Exam 101) certification.


Description
LPIC-1 (Exam 101) LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of all topics candidates need to master to pass the LPIC-1 (Exam 101) Certification. This 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 LPI 101 exam–it can also serve as an introduction for people who want to learn basic Linux administration skills. The videos provide thorough coverage of command-line skills that work on multiple distributions, and prepares anyone to acquire more in-depth knowledge of common Linux administration tasks.

 

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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. Find out more about Sander at his website:  www.sandervanvugt.com.

 

Skill Level
Beginning to Intermediate

 

What You Will Learn

  • More than 9 hours of video training on a certification that is gaining in popularity
  • The course can be used not only for the LPIC-1 Certification, but also for CompTIA Linux+ and SUSE CLA
  • Covers the objectives for the newest exam

 

Who Should Take This Course
Primary audience: The target audience for this course consists of people who want to acquire 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

Intro
Preparing an Environment for Doing Exercises
Module 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 Base 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

Module 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

Module 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 systemd
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 of 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 GRUB 2
Lesson 14: Managing Shared Libraries
14.1: Identifying Shared Libraries
14.2: Identifying the Typical Locations of Shared Libraries
14.3: Loading Shared Libraries


1. Performing Basic Tasks from a Shell Environment (46 min)
This lesson introduces the shell environment and working with commands.

2. Processing and Working with Text Files (46 min)
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.

3. Performing Basic File Management Tasks (40 min)
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 file systems.

4. Managing Processes (37 min)
This lesson covers how to start processes and how to monitor them.

5. Design Hard Disk Layout (26 min)
This lesson details how to design a hard disk and create partitions and filesystems on a hard disk.

6. Creating Partitions and Filesystems (42 min)
To store files, you need a filesystem. This lesson explains how to work with Linux filesystems. In addition, the lesson explains how to create filesystems and how to perform common filesystem administration tasks.

7. Common Filesystem Management Tasks (38 min)
This lesson covers how to mount and unmount file systems and how to work with quotas.

8. Managing Permissions (46 min)
Permissions are used to grant access to file resources on Linux systems. This lesson explains how to set permissions according to specific needs.

9. Managing Software (50 min)
Linux works with software packages that are provided through repositories. This lesson explains how to install and manage software packages as well as repositories.

10. System Architecture (42 min)
This lesson details how to work to inventory hardware in a system and how to connect and disconnect different devices.

11. Boot the System (29 min)
Many things are happening when a Linux server is booting. This lesson explains the boot order and the different components involved.

12. Managing the Boot Sequence (34 min)
This lesson details how to change runlevels and boot targets. The lesson also covers how to shut down or reboot a system.

13. Install a Boot Manager (20 min)
This lesson explains how to install and configure the GRUB and GRUB 2 boot managers.

14. Managing Shared Libraries (18 min)
This lesson explains how to identify and manage shared libraries.

 

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