Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

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Exam 101 is the first of two junior-level system administrator certification exams offered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Both exam 101 and exam 102 are required for junior-level certification, or LPIC-1.

New developerWorks articles corresponding to the April 2009 objectives for exam 101 and exam 102 are in progress. The developerWorks articles below are part of the new series. They help you prepare for the topics in LPI exam 101:

  • LPI exam 101 prep: Hardware and architecture
    Topic 101. Learn to configure your system hardware with Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how Linux configures the hardware found on a modern PC and where to look if you have problems.
  • LPI exam 101 prep: Linux installation and package management
    Topic 102. In the five new articles for this topic, covering the latest (April 2009) LPI exam 101 objectives, learn how to design a hard disk layout, install a boot manager, manage shared libraries, use Debian package management, and use RPM and YUM package management.
  • LPI exam 101 prep: GNU and UNIX commands
    Topic 103. In the eight new articles for this topic, covering the latest (April 2009) LPI exam 101 objectives, learn how to work on the command line; process text streams using filters; perform basic file and directory management; use streams, pipes, and redirects; create, monitor, and kill processes; modify process execution priorities; search text files using regular expressions; and perform basic file editing operations using vi.
  • LPI exam 101 prep: Devices, Linux filesystems, and FHS
    Topic 104. Get acquainted with Linux devices, filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to create and format partitions with different Linux filesystems and how to manage and maintain those systems.

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