Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

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

Exam 202 is the second of two LPI intermediate-level system administrator certification exams offered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The seven tutorials below help you prepare for the seven topics in LPI exam 202. Both exam 201 and exam 202 are required for intermediate-level certification, or LPIC-2.

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  • LPI exam 202 prep: Networking configuration
    Topic 205. Learn how to configure a basic TCP/IP network, from the hardware layer (usually Ethernet, modem, ISDN, or 802.11) through the routing of network addresses. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to set up, customize, and troubleshoot a basic TCP/IP network configuration on Linux.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: Mail and news
    Topic 206. Learn about mail transport, local mail filtering, mailing list maintenance software, and server software for the NNTP protocol. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use Linux as a mail server and as a news server.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: Domain Name System (DNS)
    Topic 207. Learn how to use Linux as a DNS server, chiefly using BIND. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to perform a basic BIND configuration, manage DNS zones, and secure a DNS server.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: Web services
    Topic 208. Learn how to configure and manage the Apache HTTP server and Squid proxy server. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to install, configure, and maintain a Web server, and install and configure a proxy server.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: Network client management
    Topic 210. Learn how to install and configure clients and servers. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to install and configure DHCP, NIS, LDAP, and PAM on Linux.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: System security
    Topic 212. Learn about a wide array of Linux-related topics from a security-conscious network server perspective, including general issues of routing, firewalls, and NAT translation and the relevant tools. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to approach Linux security issues.
  • LPI exam 202 prep: Network troubleshooting
    Topic 214. Review the basic configuration and diagnostic tools—including ifconfig, route, netstat, traceroute, and more—to detect and solve common networking problems. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use the basic tools covered in the other previous tutorials in the 202 series.

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