LPIC-1 Exam 101 Study Guide

LPIC-1 Exam give you the System Administrator level certification on Linux.

Topic 101: System Architecture

101.1 Determine and configure hardware settings

Key knowledge areas:

Enable and disable integrated peripherals.

Differentiate between the various types of mass storage 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 and dbus.

101.2 Boot the system

Key knowledge areas

  • Provide common commands to the boot loader and options to the kernel at boot time.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the boot sequence from BIOS/UEFI to boot completion.
  • Understanding of SysVinit and systemd.
  • Awareness of Upstart.
  • Check boot events in the log files.

Topic 102: Linux Installation and Package Management

102.1 Design hard disk layout

Key knowledge areas

  • 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.

101.3 Change runlevels / boot targets and shutdown or reboot system

Key knowledge areas

  • 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.
  • Awareness of acpid.

Topic 103: GNU and Unix Commands

Topic 104: Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard