Get a grip on LPIC 1

Ok, if you decided to go for this cert what’s needed in order to prepare it?  What training materials are available on the market and what are the requirements (or objectives) of this training?

Here you may find an extended answer to all your doubts simply expressed by myself in the 2 questions above. Personally I would recommend this one as one of the best resources to use in preparing for LPIC. Nevertheless you should always bear in mind the objectives of the exam.

First of all it should be specified that there are 3 LPIC exams:
LPIC-1 Junior Level Linux Certification, LPIC-2 Advanced Level Linux Certification and LPIC-3 Senior Level Linux Certification. For each of the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 you’ll need to pass two exams, called 101 and 102 for LPIC-1 and 201 and 202 for LPIC-2, for LPIC-3 I think there are required 4 exams, anyhow this one is far from the purposes of thi blog. I will consider in this blog(at least for the time being) only LPIC-1 and I will try to outline what I think to be more important and what popped into my attention. I have to stress that what I am going to write in here is just the result of my personal observations and investigations, for sure there are better ways to learn for LPIC-1 and for sure I can miss some points some people may consider important.

After having a look at the LPIC-1 101 exam objectives you may have noticed that these are split into four main parts: System Architecture, Linux Installation and Package Management, GNU and Unix Commands and Devices and Linux Filesystems and Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
Basically the first part aims to test the knowledge related to the way Linux detects HW components plugged into the system (HDD, PCI and/or ISA devices, USB devices) also considers Linux utilities to debug boot messages and to configure operating state (aka changing and configuring runlevels, playing with init scripts …). Notorious LILO and GRUB bootloaders are considered here as well.

Second part refers to standard Linux packaging formats, more or less the equivalent of .exe in windows world. Here are depicted ways to install programs in Linux using three package formats: RPM, YUM and Debian one.

Third part dives you into the endless world of Linux shell commands …

Fourth part is about Linux file systems, also a very generous matter.


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