Linux LPIC 101 Certification Exam Training Course

Prepare for the first level of professional Linux Server Administrator exam

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About this course

Learn more about the LPIC Linux Server administration certification training for Exam 101.

What is the course about

LPIC-1 is the first certification in LPI’s multi-level Linux professional certification program. The LPIC-1 will validate the candidate's ability to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and configure basic networking. The LPIC-1 is designed to reflect current research and validate a candidate's proficiency in real world system administration. The objectives are tied to real-world job skills. To become LPIC-1 certified, you must pass both the 101 and 102 exams. This is a vendor neutral course, the delegates can use any flavour of Linux.


The course is run 5 days full time.

Technical Skill

No prior knowledge is required to take this course. This is the first course in becoming a Linux Administrator. This course course together with LPIC 102 are required in order to fulfil the requirements of the LPIC-1 Linux Administrator Certification. You will need to pass both exams in order to be a certified LPIC Level 1 Linux Server Administrator.

Private Training

The course can be offered privately onsite or on our premises. A minimum of 4 delegates is required to schedule the course. The course price is R9 500 onsite and R12 500 on our premises. There is no set date to run the course, we schedule the date that suits your team.

Public Training

This course is also offered publicly. The course runs at our offices in Cape Town or Johannesburg. A minimum of 4 delegates is required to run the course. A tentative date is set but the course will only be confirmed to run once we have 4 confirmed bookings. There is no set date as the course is run on demand.

Course Schedule

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Determine and configure hardware settings

Enable and disable integrated peripherals
Configure systems with or without external peripherals such as keyboards
Differentiate between the various types of mass storage devices
Know the differences between coldplug and hotplug devices
Determine hardware resources for devices
Tools and utilities to list various hardware information \(e.g. lsusb, lspci, etc.\)
Tools and utilities to manipulate USB devices
Conceptual understanding of sysfs, udev, dbus

Candidates should be able to guide the system through the booting process.
Provide common commands to the boot loader and options to the kernel at boot time
Demonstrate knowledge of the boot sequence from BIOS to boot completion
Understanding of SysVinit and systemd
Awareness of Upstart
Check boot events in the log files

Set the default runlevel or boot target
Change between runlevels \/ boot targets including single user mode
Shutdown and reboot from the command line
Alert users before switching runlevels \/ boot targets or other major system events
Properly terminate processes

Allocate filesystems and swap space to separate partitions or disks
Tailor the design to the intended use of the system
Ensure the /boot partition conforms to the hardware architecture requirements for booting
Knowledge of basic features of LVM

Providing alternative boot locations and backup boot options
Install and configure a boot loader such as GRUB Legacy
Perform basic configuration changes for GRUB 2
Interact with the boot loader

Manage shared libraries

Identify shared libraries
Identify the typical locations of system libraries
Load shared libraries

Install, upgrade and uninstall Debian binary packages
Find packages containing specific files or libraries which may or may not be installed
Obtain package information like version, content, dependencies, package integrity and installation status (whether or not the package is installed)

Install, re-install, upgrade and remove packages using RPM and YUM
Obtain information on RPM packages such as version, status, dependencies, integrity and signatures
Determine what files a package provides, as well as find which package a specific file comes from

Use single shell commands and one line command sequences to perform basic tasks on the command line
Use and modify the shell environment including defining, referencing and exporting environment variables
Use and edit command history
Invoke commands inside and outside the defined path

Send text files and output streams through text utility filters to modify the output using standard UNIX commands found in the GNU textutils package

Perform basic file management

Copy, move and remove files and directories individually
Copy multiple files and directories recursively
Remove files and directories recursively
Use simple and advanced wildcard specifications in commands
Using find to locate and act on files based on type, size, or time
Usage of tar, cpio and dd

Redirecting standard input, standard output and standard error
Pipe the output of one command to the input of another command
Use the output of one command as arguments to another command
Send output to both stdout and a file

Run jobs in the foreground and background
Signal a program to continue running after logout
Monitor active processes
Select and sort processes for display
Send signals to processes

Know the default priority of a job that is created
Run a program with higher or lower priority than the default
Change the priority of a running process

Create simple regular expressions containing several notational elements
Use regular expression tools to perform searches through a filesystem or file content

Perform basic file editing operations using vi

Navigate a document using vi
Use basic vi modes
Insert, edit, delete, copy and find text

Manage MBR partition tables
Use various mkfs commands to create various filesystems such as:ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS and VFAT
Awareness of ReiserFS and Btrfs
Basic knowledge of gdisk and parted with GPT

Verify the integrity of filesystems
Monitor free space and inodes
Repair simple filesystem problems

Manually mount and unmount filesystems
Configure filesystem mounting on bootup
Configure user mountable removable filesystems

Set up a disk quota for a filesystem
Edit, check and generate user quota reports

Manage file permissions and ownership

Manage access permissions on regular and special files as well as directories
Use access modes such as suid, sgid and the sticky bit to maintain security
Know how to change the file creation mask
Use the group field to grant file access to group members

Create links
Identify hard and/or soft links
Copying versus linking files
Use links to support system administration task

Understand the correct locations of files under the FHS
Find files and commands on a Linux system
Know the location and purpose of important file and directories as defined in the FHS

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Course Pricing

Choose your training options. Attend a public or private training.

Public Training
  • Training at our center
  • Small class size
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Light lunches
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Private Training - Onsite
  • Training on your site
  • Choose as many delegates as you want
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Customized course content
  • You provide the lunches
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Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Public Training
What is public training

With public training you attend the course with other delegates from other companies at our premises. If you would like private training we can arrange that the training be done at your premises, however, we require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private course.

What is private training

The training runs at your premises or you can come to us. We require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private training.

Refund Policy

Should you not be happy with the training, this should be raised within the first hour of training. We will try to resolve the issue and if we can't we refund 100% your money.

Cancelling Training

You can not cancel the course once you have booked. Please make sure that you have resolved your dates before making a booking. It takes a long time to organise the training, so we will not be able to refund once you book, however we can try to re-schedule the course at a later date for you.

Course Pricing
How much does the course cost?

The course price depends on whether the course will be on your site(private training) or at our offices(public). For a private course we require a minimum of 4 delegates in order to schedule the course.

How long does it take to complete the course

Most of our coruses are offered over 5 days full time, except for the Xamarin Cross Platform Mobile App Development course which is offered over 2 weeks. No part-time courses are offered at the moment.


We don't provide accomodation but we can help you find accomodation close to the center. We can also help you with arranging transport to pick you up from the airport.

Our preferred accomodation provider is AirBnb. We recommmend if its your first time, only book from a Super Host on AirBnB.

Certificate of Completetion

Our mobile app development courses are hands on, for you to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to demonstrate that you have master the concepts during the course by developing a production mobile application and deploying it to the Google Play or Apple store. No certificates of completion will be awarded without proof that you have developed and deployed your app to the relevant store.