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The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certifies Linux system administrators at two levels: junior level (also called "certification level 1") and intermediate level (also called "certification level 2"). To attain certification level 1, you must pass exams 101 and 102; to attain certification level 2, you must pass exams 201 and 202.
developerWorks offers tutorials to help you prepare for each of the four exams. Each exam covers several topics, and each topic has a corresponding self-study tutorial on developerWorks. For LPI exam 202, the seven topics and corresponding developerWorks tutorials are:
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|(This tutorial) 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. See detailed objectives below.|
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Mail and news
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Network client management
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To start preparing for certification level 1, see the developerWorks tutorials for LPI exam 101. To prepare for the other exam in certification level 2, see the developerWorks tutorials for LPI exam 201. Read more about the entire set of developerWorks LPI tutorials.
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Welcome to "Networking configuration", the first of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, you 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. Higher level servers that may operate on these configured networks are covered in later tutorials.
This tutorial is organized according to the LPI objectives for this topic. Very roughly, expect more questions on the exam for objectives with higher weight.
|LPI exam objective||Objective weight||Objective summary|
Basic networking configuration
|Weight 5||Configure a network device to be able to connect to a local network and a wide-area network. This objective includes being able to communicate between various subnets within a single network, configure dialup access using mgetty, configure dialup access using a modem or ISDN, configure authentication protocols such as PAP and CHAP, and configure TCP/IP logging.|
Advanced network configuration and troubleshooting
|Weight 3||Configure a network device to implement various network authentication schemes. This objective includes configuring a multi-homed network device, configuring a virtual private network, and resolving networking and communication problems.|
To get the most from this tutorial, you should have a basic knowledge of Linux and a working Linux system on which you can practice the commands covered in this tutorial.