LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 exams)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 Exams) is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Expert Linux/Unix instructor William “Bo” Rothwell shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


You get access to the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.


Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The study guide helps you master all the topics on both LPIC-2 exams, including:


  • Capacity planning
  •  Managing the kernel
  •  Managing system startup
  •  Managing filesystems and devices
  •  Administering advanced storage devices
  •  Configuring the network
  •  Performing system maintenance
  •  Administering Domain Name Server (DNS)
  •  Configuring web services
  •  Administering file sharing
  •  Managing network clients
  •  Administering e-mail services
  •  Administering system security

Learn, prepare, and practice for LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification.


  • Master LPIC-2 Exam 201-400 and 202-400 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions


Author Biography

William “Bo” Rothwell At the impressionable age of 14, Bo crossed paths with a TRS-80 Micro Computer System (affectionately known as a “Trash 80”). Soon after, the adults responsible for Bo made the mistake of leaving him alone with the TRS-80. He immediately dismantled it and held his first computer class, showing his friends what made this “computer thing” work.


Since that experience, Bo’s passion for understanding how computers work and sharing this knowledge with others has resulted in a rewarding career in IT training. His experience includes Linux, Unix, and programming languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl, and BASH. He is the founder and president of One Course Source, an IT training organization.

Table of Contents

Part 1. LPIC-2 Exam 201 Topics


1. Capacity Planning
Section 1: Measuring and Troubleshooting Resource Usage
Section 2. Predicting Future Resource Needs


2. Managing the Kernel
Section 1. Exploring Kernel Components
Section 2. Compiling a Kernel
Section 3. Kernel Runtime Management and Troubleshooting


3. Managing System Startup
Section 1. Customizing SysV-init System Startup
Section 2. Administrating System Recovery
Section 3. Using Alternative Bootloaders


4. Managing Filesystem and Devices
Section 1. Operating the Linux Filesystem
Section 2. Maintaining a Linux Filesystem
Section 3. Creating and Configuring Filesystem Options


5. Administrating Advanced Storage Device
Section 1. Configuring RAID
Section 2. Adjusting Storage Device Access
Section 3. Configuring Logical Volume Manager


6. Configuring the Network
Section 1. Administrating Basic Network Settings
Section 2. Advanced Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Section 3. Troubleshooting Network Issues


7. Performing System Maintenance
Section 1. Making and Installing Programs from Source
Section 2 Performing Backups
Section 3. Notify Users on System-Related Issues


Part 2. LPIC-2 Exam 202 Topics


8. Administrating Domain Name Server
Section 1. Basic DNS Server Configuration
Section 2. Creating and Maintaining DNS Zones
Section 3. Securing a DNS Server


9. Configuring Web Services
Section 1. Implementing a Web Server
Section 2. Configuring Apache for HTTPS
Section 3. Implementing a Proxy Server
Section 4. Implementing Nginx as a Web Server and a Reverse Proxy


10. Administrating File Sharing
Section 1. Configuring SAMBA Servers
Section 2. Configuring NFS Servers


11. Managing Network Clients
Section 1. Configuring DHCP
Section 2. Administrating PAM
Section 3. Configuring an OpenLDAP server
Section 4 Using LDAP Services


12. Administrating E-Mail Services
Section 1. Managing E-Mail Servers
Section 2. Managing Local E-Mail Delivery
Section 3. Managing Remote E-Mail Delivery


13. Administrating System Security
Section 1. Configuring a Router
Section 2. Securing FTP Servers
Section 3. Configuring SSH (Secure Shell)
Section 4. Performing Security Tasks
Section 5. Configuring OpenVPN

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