Linux LPIC 102 Certification Exam Training Course

Take the second step in preparing for the professional Linux Server Administrator exam

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About this course

Learn more about the LPIC Linux Server administration certification training for Exam 102.

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 second course in becoming a Linux Administrator and is required as part of the LPIC-1 certification together with the LPI-101 course. You will need to start with the LPIC-101 course before taking this course. 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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Customize and use the shell environment

Set environment variables (e.g. PATH) at login or when spawning a new shellb
Write Bash functions for frequently used sequences of commands
Maintain skeleton directories for new user accounts
Set command search path with the proper directory

Use standard sh syntax (loops, tests)
Use command substitution
Test return values for success or failure or other information provided by a command
Perform conditional mailing to the superuser
Correctly select the script interpreter through the shebang (#!) line
Manage the location, ownership, execution and suid-rights of scripts

Use of basic SQL commands
Perform basic data manipulation

Verify that the video card and monitor are supported by an X server
Awareness of the X font server
Basic understanding and knowledge of the X Window configuration file

Basic configuration of LightDM
Turn the display manager on or off
Change the display manager greeting
Awareness of XDM, KDM and GDM


Basic knowledge of keyboard accessibility settings (AccessX)
Basic knowledge of visual settings and themes
Basic knowledge of assistive technology (ATs)

Add, modify and remove users and groups
Manage user\group info in password\group databases
Create and manage special purpose and limited accounts

Manage cron and at jobs
Configure user access to cron and at services
Configure anacron

Configure locale settings and environment variables
Configure timezone settings and environment variables

Set the system date and time
Set the hardware clock to the correct time in UTC
Configure the correct timezone
Basic NTP configuration
Knowledge of using the service
Awareness of the ntpq command

System logging

Configuration of the syslog daemon
Understanding of standard facilities, priorities and actions
Configuration of logrotate
Awareness of rsyslog and syslog-ng

Create e-mail aliases
Configure e-mail forwarding
Knowledge of commonly available MTA programs (postfix, sendmail, qmail, exim) (no configuration)

Basic CUPS configuration (for local and remote printers)
Manage user print queues
Troubleshoot general printing problems
Add and remove jobs from configured printer queues

Demonstrate an understanding of network masks and CIDR notation
Knowledge of the differences between private and public “dotted quad” IP addresses
Knowledge about common TCP and UDP ports and services (20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 123, 139, 143, 161, 162, 389, 443, 465, 514, 636, 993, 995)
Knowledge about the differences and major features of UDP, TCP and ICMP
Knowledge of the major differences between IPv4 and IPv6
Knowledge of the basic features of IPv6

Manually and automatically configure network interfaces
Basic TCP/IP host configuration
Setting a default route

Basic network troubleshooting

Manually and automatically configure network interfaces and routing tables to include adding, starting, stopping, restarting, deleting or reconfiguring network interfaces
Change, view, or configure the routing table and correct an improperly set default route manually
Debug problems associated with the network configuration

Query remote DNS servers
Configure local name resolution and use remote DNS servers
Modify the order in which name resolution is done

Audit a system to find files with the suid\sgid bit set
Set or change user passwords and password aging information
Being able to use nmap and netstat to discover open ports on a system
Set up limits on user logins, processes and memory usage
Determine which users have logged in to the system or are currently logged in
Basic sudo configuration and usage

Securing data with encryption

Manage access permissions on regular and special files as well as directories
Perform basic OpenSSH 2 client configuration and usage
Understand the role of OpenSSH 2 server host keys
Perform basic GnuPG configuration, usage and revocation
Understand SSH port tunnels (including X11 tunnels)

Awareness of shadow passwords and how they work
Turn off network services not in use
Understand the role of TCP wrappers

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.