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ATI's Linux System Administration LPI Certification
— Level 1 Test 1 course

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      This course prepares students for the LPI Exam 101, the first of two exams necessary for LPI Level 1 Certification. ( The topics covered in this course include GNU and Unix shell commands, hardware and architecture, devices, filesystems, and the FHS, the X Windows System, package management, and the installation of Linux.


      Completion of an Introduction to Linux course, or equivalent knowledge.

    Who Should Attend:

      Anybody who is interested in preparing for the LPI Level 1: Exam 1 or in learning the equivalent information should attend.

    Benefits of Attendance:

      Students will be able to:

      • configure fundamental BIOS settings;
      • configure modem and sound cards;
      • setup SCSI devices;
      • setup various PC expansion cards;
      • configure communication devices;
      • configure USB devices;
      • design hard disk layout;
      • install a boot manager;
      • make and install programs from source;
      • manage shared libraries;
      • use Debian package management;
      • use RedHat Package Manager (RPM);
      • work on the command line;
      • process text streams using filters;
      • perform basic file management;
      • use streams, pipes, and redirects;
      • create, monitor, and kill processes;
      • modify process execution priorities;
      • search text files using regular expressions;
      • perform basic file editing operations using vi;
      • create partitions and filesystems;
      • maintain integrity of filesystems;
      • control mounting and unmounting filesystems;
      • managing disk quota;
      • use file permissions to control access to files;
      • manage file ownership;
      • create and change hard and symbolic links;
      • find system files and place files in the correct location;
      • install & configure XFree86;
      • setup a display manager; and
      • install & customize a Window Manager environment.

      Course Outline:

        Chapter 1: Linux Basics

        1. Beginning Linux Topics
        2. Shell Variables
        3. The PATH Variable
        4. Exporting Variables
        5. The Command Line
        6. The PS2 Variable
        7. Command History
        8. Command Substitution
        9. cut, paste
        10. expand, fmt, unexpand
        11. head, tail, nl, od
        12. wc, split
        13. pr, tac, tr
        14. xargs, join
        15. sed
        16. Directory Manipulation Commands
        17. File Manipulation Commands - cp
        18. File Manipulation Commands - mv
        19. File Manipulation Commands - rm, touch
        20. Using Filename Expansion Characters
        21. Special I/O Files
        22. Standard I/O Files
        23. Pipes
        24. Process Management
        25. ps, pstree
        26. top
        27. Signals
        28. Job Control
        29. nice, renice
        30. Regular Expressions
        31. The vi Editor
        32. vi Commands

        Chapter 2: Devices, Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

        1. Kinds of Partitions
        2. Device Naming Conventions
        3. The root Filesystem
        4. Partitioning Disks
        5. Creating Filesystems
        6. Maintaining the Integrity of Filesystems
        7. Monitoring Free Disk Space and Inodes
        8. The df Command
        9. The du Command
        10. The fsck Command
        11. Controlling Filesystem Mounting and Unmounting
        12. The mount Command and /etc/fstab
        13. Unmounting Filesystems
        14. Setting and Viewing Disk Quotas
        15. Using Quotas
        16. Controlling Access to Files
        17. Establishing Permissions for Files and Directories
        18. umask
        19. Special Permissions
        20. chmod
        21. Managing File Ownership
        22. Creating Hard and Symbolic Links
        23. Soft Links
        24. Preserving Links and Finding Links
        25. The Linux Filesystem Structure
        26. Where Should Files Be Kept?
        27. Specific Filesystems
        28. Helpful Commands Used to Locate Files
        29. Troubleshooting

        Chapter 3: Installing Software

        1. The RedHat Package Manager (RPM)
        2. Standard Commands and Options
        3. Installing Packages
        4. Naming Conventions for RPM Packages
        5. Installing a Package
        6. Upgrading Packages
        7. Uninstalling Packages
        8. Querying Packages
        9. Verifying Packages
        10. RPM Administration
        11. Debian Package Manager
        12. Making Programs From Source
        13. Managing Shared Libraries

        Chapter 4: XFree86T

        1. What is XFree86?
        2. Preparing for Installation
        3. Installing XFree86 from Packages
        4. Installing XFree86 from Precompiled Binaries
        5. The XFree86 Startup Process
        6. Configuring XFree86
        7. The XF86Config File
        8. Sample XF86Config File
        9. X Fonts
        10. The X Font Server
        11. X Font Server Configuration File
        12. The .Xresources File
        13. The X Display Manager
        14. Customizing xdm
        15. Customizing a Window Manager Environment
        16. Remote X Clients
        17. xvidtune

        Chapter 5: Hardware and Architecture

        1. Basic System Hardware
        2. Resource Assignments
        3. 1024-Cylinder Limit
        4. Network Interface Cards
        5. The /proc Filesystem
        6. SCSI
        7. Modems and Sound Cards

        Chapter 6: Installation

        1. Preparing for Installation
        2. Partitions and Filesystems
        3. Definitions
        4. Boot Loaders
        5. Boot Loader Configuration Files

        Chapter 7: Disk Geometry and Partitioning

        1. Hard Drive Geometry
        2. Partitions
        3. Disk Diagram


        Tuition is $2300 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Government personnel qualify for reduced rates. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to

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