Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

Self-study articles and tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification

Exam 102 is the second of two LPI junior-level system administrator certification exams offered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The nine tutorials below help you prepare for the nine topics in LPI exam 102. 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. As unfinished topics are completed they will be published as part of the new series. The articles and tutorials below help you prepare for the topics in LPI exam 102:

  • LPI exam 102 prep: Kernel
    Topic 105. Learn how to install and maintain Linux kernels and kernel modules. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to build, install, and query a Linux kernel and its kernel modules.
  • LPI exam 102 prep: Printing
    Topic 107. Learn how to administer your Linux printing environment. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to configure and monitor print servers, work with print queues and files, and install and configure printers.
  • LPI exam 102 prep: Documentation
    Topic 108. Learn how to use and manage Linux documentation. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to find local and Internet documentation, and use automated logon messages to notify users of system events.
  • LPI exam 102 prep: Shells, scripting, programming, and compiling
    Topic 109. Learn how to use the Bash shell and scripts to customize your shell environment. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use shell programming structures to create functions and scripts, set and unset environment variables, and use the various login scripts.
  • LPI exam 102 prep: Administrative tasks
    Topic 111. Learn how to manage accounts, use log files, schedule jobs, and back up your data. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to manage user and group accounts and tune user and system environments, configure and use system log files, automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs to run at another time, back up your system, and maintain system time.

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