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LPIC-1 - Linux System Administrator Masterclass

For actual 101-500 and 102-500 LPI exams

4.40 (45 reviews)

LPIC-1 - Linux System Administrator Masterclass


27.5 hours


May 2021

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What you will learn

Preperation for both of the LPIC-1 exams 101 and 102 in actual version 5.0.

Linux administration

Determine and configure hardware settings

Boot the system

Change runlevels / boot targets and shutdown or reboot system

Design hard disk layout

Install a boot manager

Manage shared libraries

Use Debian package management

Use RPM and YUM package management

Linux as a virtualization guest

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

Basic file editing

Create partitions and filesystems

Maintain the integrity of filesystems

Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems

Manage file permissions and ownership

Create and change hard and symbolic links

Find system files and place files in the correct location

Customize and use the shell environment

Customize or write simple scripts

Install and configure X11

Graphical Desktops


Manage user and group accounts and related system files

Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs

Localisation and internationalisation

Maintain system time

System logging

Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics

Manage printers and printing

Fundamentals of internet protocols

Persistent network configuration

Basic network troubleshooting

Configure client side DNS

Perform security administration tasks

Setup host security

Securing data with encryption


In this LPIC-1 exam preparation course you will receive everything you need to pass both exams.

In the LPIC-1 Linux Administrator Masterclass you will receive more than 27 hours of video material, 4 vocabulary books, 2 workbooks with almost 60 practical tasks and 180 multiple choice questions as they are also asked in this way in the exams. Of course, the course covers the current LPI exam version 5.0. Should LPI ever release version 5.5 or 6.0, this course will be adapted promptly. Promised!

In order to be able to take this course and accordingly to receive the perfect exam preparation, you do NOT need to have previous knowledge of Linux. Of course, it will be easier for you if you already have experience with Linux, but even if you have never dealt with Linux before, the course will pick you up at the very beginning.

First we create the prerequisites to be able to install different Linux distributions and of course we also install two Linux systems, namely Ubuntu Linux and Fedora Linux.

Before we begin with the topics that are relevant for the exam, you will receive an introduction to the Linux console, so that it will be much easier for you to get started with the topics that LPI provides.

In this course I will demonstrate every command that is mentioned in the exam catalog so that you can see with your own eyes what it does, how it works and of course that you can do everything on your own computer.

If you carry out the corresponding commands yourself and not just read in a book or watch me carry out the commands, you will be able to learn much better, more intensively and faster.

To make things even easier for you, I have created four vocabulary books for you with commands and their meanings and with paths and files and their meanings. This will make learning even easier for you.

To be VERY safe, you simply work through the workbooks, which give you almost 60 practical tasks that you have to carry out. This should consolidate your knowledge even further and the exams will be child's play for you.

At the end of each major topic, you can go through a small quiz with 180 multiple choice questions like those asked in the exams.

As you can see, with this course you really have everything you need to pass the two exams and soon be able to call yourself Linux administrator.

I am looking forward to see you in the class right away.




Course outline

Preperation of practice

Installation Virtualbox

Installation Ubuntu

Installation Fedora

Linux on Virtualbox

Introduction to the console

Introduction to the console

101.1 Determine and configure hardware settings


Virtual filesystems

Devices filesystem

Kernel modules

Display hardware

101.2 Boot the system

Boot process - part 1

Boot process - part 2




101.3 Change runlevels / boot targets and shutdown or reboot system


Boot targets

Quiz topic 101: System architecture

102.1: Plan hard disk partitioning

Directory structure according to FHS





102.2: Install a boot manager

GRUB Legacy


102.3: Manage shared libraries

Shared Libraries

102.4: Use debian package management




102.5: Using RPM and YUM package management




102.6: Linux as guest virtualization

Linux as guest virtualization

Linux installation and package management

103.1: Working on the command line

History, Manpages and echo

bash, env, set, unset, export

103.2: Process text streams with filters

cat, head, tail

zcat, bzcat, xzcat

nl, wc, od

md5sum, sha256sum, sha512sum

sort, uniq, tr, cut, paste

sed, split

103.3: Basic file management

cd, cp und mv

touch, file und ls

mkdir, rmdir, rm, find




gzip, gunzip, bzip2, bunzip2, xz, unxz

File Globbing

103.4: Using streams, pipes and diversions

STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR, <, <<, <<<, >, >>, |


103.5: Create, monitor and terminate processes

ps, top, uptime, free

pgrep, kill

pkill, killall

nohup, screen, tmux


103.6: Change process execution priorities

nice, renice, ps, top

103.7: Searching text files with regular expressions

regex, grep, egrep, fgrep

103.8: Basic editing of files

vi - Part 1

vi - Part 2

Quiz for Part 103

104.1: Create partitions and file systems

File systems, fdisk part 1

fdisk part 2, mkfs, mkswap

gdisk, parted

104.2: Ensuring the integrity of file systems

du, df

fsck, mke2fs


xfs_repair, xfs_db, xfs_fsr

104.3: Controlling the mounting and unmounting of file systems

mount, umount


blkid, systemd mount units

104.5: Manage file access rights and ownership

Permissions, chmod


chown, chgrp


104.6: Creating and changing symbolic and hard links

hardlink, softlink, ln

104.7: Find system files and put files in the right place

locate, whereis, which, type

Quiz 104

Completion course 101

Good luck on the exam 101

105.1: Customize and use the shell environment

The shell environment


105.2: Adapt or write simple scripts

Chained commands


if, then, elif, else, read


while, do, done

for, seq

test, exec

Quiz 105

106.1: Install and configure X11

Debian installation without X window

X-Window System

DISPLAY, xhost, xauth

Display and window manager

106.2: Graphic desktops

KDE, Gnome, Xfce, X11, XDMCP, VNC, Spice, RDP

106.3: Accessibility


Quiz 106

107.1: Manage user and group accounts and associated system files

useradd, userdel, passwd

groupadd, groupdel, etc-group, getent

etc-shadow, chage

107.2: Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs

cron, crontab

cron.allow and cron.deny

anacron and at

systemctl and systemd-run

107.3: Localization and Internationalization

Character codes, iconv

locales, LANG, LC_*

Time zones

Quiz 107

108.1: Manage the system time

date, hwclock

ntpd, ntpdate, chrony

108.2: System logging

syslog, rsyslog

journalctl, logger, systemd-cat

108.3: Basics of Mail Transfer Agents (MTA)

sendmail, postfix, mailq

108.4: Manage printers and printing processes

CUPS, lpr, lpq, lpadmin, lpc

Quiz 108

109.1: Basics of Internet Protocols

OSI model, ports, address classes

IPv4 addresses

Subnet masks

IPv6 addresses

109.2: Persistent network configuration


ifup, ifdown, hostname, hostnamectl

etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf

109.3: Basic Network Troubleshooting

ifconfig, hostname

route, traceroute, tracepath

netstat, nc


109.4: Configuring the client-side DNS

nslookup, host, dig, getent

Quiz 109

110.1: Perform security administration tasks

find, chage, passwd, ulimit, lsof, fuser

w, who, sudo, su, /etc/sudoers

110.2: Securing a computer

etc/nologin, xinetd, systemd.socket

110.3: Protecting data with encryption

ssh, scp

ssh_conf, sshd_conf

ssh-keygen, encryption methods

Create and integrate new keys, ssh-agent

GnuPG, gpg-agent

Quiz 110


BA-Tech31 March 2021

This is REALLY an Awesome Linux Course, the Instructor Examinations are wide and thorough, so he puts you in the picture so I mean you can understand what is going on how when and why. What is really cool also is, are the supplemental PDFs Resources he provides, that you can refer to whenever you want to like for example, you can hard print these PDFs and review the Linux commands. In my opinion you won't regret buying this awesome course. Thank you.

Mark18 March 2021

Excellent course with fantastic cheat sheets and well explained topics. Demonstrated multiple times for clarity.


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