LPIC Linux Certifications Overview

Linux Essentials    
What: Ability to use basic command line editor and demonstrate and understanding of processes, programs
   and components of the Linux Operating System.
    How: Pass the LPI 010 exam; 40 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes
    Cost: $110 through Pearson VUE (1 exam, certificate does not expire)
    Languages: English, German

LPIC-1      
What: Ability to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install and configure a computer running
    Linux and be able to configure basic networking.
    How: Pass LPI 101 and 102 exams; each exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes
    Cost: $188 per exam (2 exams, certification valid for 5 years)  $376 ($486)
    Languages: English, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Modern), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese

LPIC-2      
What: Ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks.
How: Pass LPI 201 and 202 exams; each exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes.
Must also have active LPIC-1 certification.     Cost: $188 per exam (2 exams, certification valid for 5 years) $376  ($862)
    Languages: English, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese

LPIC-3      
LPIC-3 is a professional certification program program that covers enterprise Linux specialties. 
LPIC-3 300 covers administering Linux enterprise-wide in a mixed environment.


LPIC-2: Linux Network Professional Certification

Administering Small to Medium-Sized Linux Networks
"https://www.lpi.org/certification/get-certified-lpi/lpic-2-linux-network-professional/"
http://lpic2.unix.nl/ - detailed outline for study preparation
LPIC-2 is the second certification in LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. 
The LPIC-2 will validate your ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks. 
You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.

LPIC-2 201 Exam Objectives Topics:

    200 - Capacity Planning
    201 - Linux Kernel
    202 - System Startup
    203 - Filesystem and Devices
    204 - Advanced Storage Device Administration
    205 - Networking Configuration
    206 - System Maintenance

LPIC-2 202 Exam Objectives Topics:

207 - Domain Name Server 208 - Web Services 209 - File Sharing 210 - Network Client Management 211 - E-Mail Services 212 - System Security

system level logical approach outline

  1. Filesystem
  2. Kernel
  3. Network
  4. Naming
  5. Securing
  6. Sharing

ORDER weight Topic Description TOPIC CATEGORY
1 6 200.1 Measure and Troubleshoot Resource Usage (weight: 6) Topic 200: Capacity Planning
2 2 200.2 Predict Future Resource Needs (weight: 2) Topic 200: Capacity Planning
3 2 201.1 Kernel components (weight: 2) Topic 201: Linux Kernel
4 3 201.2 Compiling a Linux kernel (weight: 3) Topic 201: Linux Kernel
5 4 201.3 Kernel runtime management and troubleshooting (weight: 4) Topic 201: Linux Kernel
6 3 202.1 Customizing SysV-init system startup (weight: 3) Topic 202: System Startup
7 4 202.2 System recovery (weight: 4) Topic 202: System Startup
8 2 202.3 Alternate Bootloaders (weight: 2) Topic 202: System Startup
9 4 203.1 Operating the Linux filesystem (weight: 4) Topic 203: Filesystem and Devices
10 3 203.2 Maintaining a Linux filesystem (weight: 3) Topic 203: Filesystem and Devices
11 2 203.3 Creating and configuring filesystem options (weight: 2) Topic 203: Filesystem and Devices
12 3 204.1 Configuring RAID (weight: 3) Topic 204: Advanced Storage Device Administration
13 2 204.2 Adjusting Storage Device Access (weight: 2) Topic 204: Advanced Storage Device Administration
14 3 204.3 Logical Volume Manager (weight: 3) Topic 204: Advanced Storage Device Administration
15 3 205.1 Basic networking configuration (weight: 3) Topic 205: Networking Configuration
16 4 205.2 Advanced Network Configuration (weight: 4) Topic 205: Networking Configuration
17 4 205.3 Troubleshooting network issues (weight: 4) Topic 205: Networking Configuration
18 2 206.1 Make and install programs from source (weight: 2) Topic 206: System Maintenance
19 3 206.2 Backup operations (weight: 3) Topic 206: System Maintenance
20 1 206.3 Notify users on system-related issues (weight: 1) Topic 206: System Maintenance
21 3 207.1 Basic DNS server configuration (weight: 3) Topic 207: Domain Name Server
22 3 207.2 Create and maintain DNS zones (weight: 3) Topic 207: Domain Name Server
23 2 207.3 Securing a DNS server (weight: 2) Topic 207: Domain Name Server
24 4 208.1 Basic Apache configuration (weight: 4) Topic 208: Web Services
25 3 208.2 Apache configuration for HTTPS (weight: 3) Topic 208: Web Services
26 2 208.3 Implementing Squid as a caching proxy (weight: 2) Topic 208: Web Services
27 2 208.4 Implementing Nginx as a web server and a reverse proxy (weight: 2) Topic 208: Web Services
28 5 209.1 Samba Server Configuration (weight: 5) Topic 209: File Sharing
29 3 209.2 NFS Server Configuration (weight: 3) Topic 209: File Sharing
30 2 210.1 DHCP configuration (weight: 2) Topic 210: Network Client Management
31 3 210.2 PAM authentication (weight: 3) Topic 210: Network Client Management
32 2 210.3 LDAP client usage (weight: 2) Topic 210: Network Client Management
33 4 210.4 Configuring an OpenLDAP server (weight: 4) Topic 210: Network Client Management
34 4 211.1 Using e-mail servers (weight: 4) Topic 211: E-Mail Services
35 2 211.2 Managing Local E-Mail Delivery (weight: 2) Topic 211: E-Mail Services
36 2 211.3 Managing Remote E-Mail Delivery (weight: 2) Topic 211: E-Mail Services
37 3 212.1 Configuring a router (weight: 3) Topic 212: System Security
38 2 212.2 Managing FTP servers (weight: 2) Topic 212: System Security
39 4 212.3 Secure shell (SSH) (weight: 4) Topic 212: System Security
40 3 212.4 Security tasks (weight: 3) Topic 212: System Security
41 2 212.5 OpenVPN (weight: 2) Topic 212: System Security

topics sorted by weight on exam - color coded to show areas


copied from wiki.lpi.org

http://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Objectives_V4

Objectives: Exam 201

    Topic 200: Capacity Planning
        200.1 Measure and Troubleshoot Resource Usage (weight: 6)
        200.2 Predict Future Resource Needs (weight: 2)
    Topic 201: Linux Kernel
        201.1 Kernel components (weight: 2)
        201.2 Compiling a Linux kernel (weight: 3)
        201.3 Kernel runtime management and troubleshooting (weight: 4)
    Topic 202: System Startup
        202.1 Customising SysV-init system startup (weight: 3)
        202.2 System recovery (weight: 4)
        202.3 Alternate Bootloaders (weight: 2)
    Topic 203: Filesystem and Devices
        203.1 Operating the Linux filesystem (weight: 4)
        203.2 Maintaining a Linux filesystem (weight: 3)
        203.3 Creating and configuring filesystem options (weight: 2)
    Topic 204: Advanced Storage Device Administration
        204.1 Configuring RAID (weight: 3)
        204.2 Adjusting Storage Device Access (weight: 2)
        204.3 Logical Volume Manager (weight: 3)
    Topic 205: Networking Configuration
        205.1 Basic networking configuration (weight: 3)
        205.2 Advanced Network Configuration (weight: 4)
        205.3 Troubleshooting network issues (weight: 4)
    Topic 206: System Maintenance
        206.1 Make and install programs from source (weight: 2)
        206.2 Backup operations (weight: 3)
        206.3 Notify users on system-related issues (weight: 1)

Objectives: Exam 202

    Topic 207: Domain Name Server
        207.1 Basic DNS server configuration (weight: 3)
        207.2 Create and maintain DNS zones (weight: 3)
        207.3 Securing a DNS server (weight: 2)
    Topic 208: Web Services
        208.1 Basic Apache configuration (weight: 4)
        208.2 Apache configuration for HTTPS (weight: 3)
        208.3 Implementing Squid as a caching proxy (weight: 2)
        208.4 Implementing Nginx as a web server and a reverse proxy (weight: 2)
    Topic 209: File Sharing
        209.1 Samba Server Configuration (weight: 5)
        209.2 NFS Server Configuration (weight: 3)
    Topic 210: Network Client Management
        210.1 DHCP configuration (weight: 2)
        210.2 PAM authentication (weight: 3)
        210.3 LDAP client usage (weight: 2)
        210.4 Configuring an OpenLDAP server (weight: 4)
    Topic 211: E-Mail Services
        211.1 Using e-mail servers (weight: 4)
        211.2 Managing Local E-Mail Delivery (weight: 2)
        211.3 Managing Remote E-Mail Delivery (weight: 2)
    Topic 212: System Security
        212.1 Configuring a router (weight: 3)
        212.2 Managing FTP servers (weight: 2)
        212.3 Secure shell (SSH) (weight: 4)
        212.4 Security tasks (weight: 3)
        212.5 OpenVPN (weight: 2)


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