Ebook: Introducing the TecMint’s LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

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For years, certifications in the Information Technology world have help job candidates to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.

In the Linux world this is as true as in any other area, with businesses primarily looking for certified candidates to fill available vacancies. In other words, certifications are a proven way of gaining an advantage when applying for a job.

Linux Foundation's LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide
Linux Foundation’s LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

Since August 2014 you don’t have to travel to a testing center and spend a lot of money in associated expenses to take a certification exam.

Thanks to the Linux Foundation, you can aspire to a world-class certification by taking a monitored online exam from the comfort of your own home.

The Linux Foundation Certified System administrator (LFCS) exam is more suited for individuals with intermediate level, whereas the LFCE (Engineer) exam is targeted at people with significant experience with network services and with a vast knowledge of system administration.

We at Tecmint.com have put together 66 chapters covering the topics required in both exams and reviewed them taking into consideration the many comments we have received over the last 3+ years.

Also, we do our best to keep the book updated with the latest modifications that have been made to the domain competencies of both exams. With the last revision of this material in January 2019, we have taken into account version 3.18 of the domains and competencies.

This list came into effect on April 10, 2018,, as announced by the Linux Foundation.

What’s inside this eBook?

We are now pleased to present to you those 66 exam objectives with 500+ pages in this ebook (PDF format). That was a constantly-repeated request over that same period – you spoke, and we listened!

LFCS Section (Chapters 1 to 33)

  • Chapter 1: Learn GNU ‘sed’ Command
  • Chapter 2: Learn vi/m as a full Text Editor
  • Chapter 3: Archiving Files/Directories and Finding Files
  • Chapter 4: Partitioning Storage Devices
  • Chapter 5: Setup Network Share (Samba & NFS) File-systems
  • Chapter 6: Assembling Partitions as RAID Devices
  • Chapter 7: Manage System Services with SysVinit, Systemd and Upstart
  • Chapter 8: Managing Users & Groups and Enabling sudo Access
  • Chapter 9: Package Management with Yum, RPM, Apt, Dpkg, Aptitude and Zypper
  • Chapter 10: Learning Basic Shell Scripting and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 11: Manage and Create LVM Partitions
  • Chapter 12: Linux Help Documentations and Tools
  • Chapter 13: Configure and Troubleshoot Grand Unified Boot-loader (GRUB)
  • Chapter 14: Monitor Linux Processes Resource Usage
  • Chapter 15: Set Kernel Runtime Parameters in Linux
  • Chapter 16: SELinux and AppArmor
  • Chapter 17: Set Access Control Lists (ACL’s) and Disk Quotas
  • Chapter 18: Setting Up Network Services NFS, Apache, Squid+SquidGuard, Postfix+Dovecot
  • Chapter 19: Setting Up FTP Server to Allow Anonymous Logins
  • Chapter 20: Setup Recursive Caching DNS Server
  • Chapter 21: Installation and Configuration of MariaDB Database Server
  • Chapter 22: Configuring NFS Shares with Autofs
  • Chapter 23: Setup Apache SSL with Name-Based Virtual Hosting
  • Chapter 24: Setup Restricted Squid Proxy Server
  • Chapter 25: Configuring SquidGuard for Content Rules
  • Chapter 26: Setting Up Email Services Postfix+Dovecot
  • Chapter 27: Setup an Iptables Firewall
  • Chapter 28: Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Chapter 29: Setup Encrypted Filesystem and Swap Space
  • Chapter 30: Monitor System Usage, Utilization, and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 31: Setting Up A Local/Network Repository
  • Chapter 32: Network Performance, Security, and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 33: Managing and Configuring Virtual Machines and Containers

LFCE Section (Chapters 1 to 33)

  • Chapter 1: How to Use Git Version Control System
  • Chapter 2: Processing and Manipulating Text Streams in Linux
  • Chapter 3: How to Run Multiple Commands on Multiple Linux Servers
  • Chapter 4: How to Monitor System Usage, Outages and Troubleshoot Linux Servers
  • Chapter 5: Network Performance, Security, and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 6: Monitor Linux Process Resource Usages
  • Chapter 7: Update the Kernel and Ensure the System is Bootable
  • Chapter 8: How to Use udev for Device Detection and Management
  • Chapter 9: Implementing Mandatory Access Control with SELinux or AppArmor
  • Chapter 10: User Management, Special Attributes, and PAM
  • Chapter 11: Install OpenLDAP Server for Centralized Authentication
  • Chapter 12: Configure LDAP Client to Connect External Authentication
  • Chapter 13: How to Configure and Use PAM in Linux
  • Chapter 14: Create SSH Tunneling or Port Forwarding in Linux
  • Chapter 15: How to Install and Configure Firewalld
  • Chapter 16: Setting Up Apache with Virtual Hosting with SSL Certificate
  • Chapter 17: Setting Up Nginx with Virtual Hosting with SSL Certificate
  • Chapter 18: Setting Up Time Synchronization Server NTP
  • Chapter 19: Setting Up Centralized Log Server with Rsyslog
  • Chapter 20: Setting Up DHCP Server and Client
  • Chapter 21: Setting Up Mail Server Postfix and Dovecot
  • Chapter 22: Setting Up Squid HTTP Proxy Server
  • Chapter 23: Setting Up SquidGuard for Squid Proxy Content Filter
  • Chapter 24: Implement and Configure a PXE Boot Server on CentOS
  • Chapter 25: Implement and Configure a PXE Boot Server on Ubuntu
  • Chapter 26: Setting Up a Caching DNS Server
  • Chapter 27: Logical Volume Management – LVM
  • Chapter 28: Setting Up Network Share (Samba & NFS) Filesystems
  • Chapter 29: Configure and Maintain High Availability/Clustering
  • Chapter 30: Install, Create and Manage LXC (Linux Containers)
  • Chapter 31: Installing and Configuring a Database Server
  • Chapter 32: Turn a Linux Server into a Router
  • Chapter 33: Managing and Configuring Virtual Machines and Containers

Each chapter demonstrates crucial topics and relevant exam objectives in the beginning and ends with a summary followed by questions and answers.

Additionally, you will notice that we kept some chapters from the previous edition even when those topics are not included in the exams anymore (FTP and database servers are two examples) as a bonus.

We hope you can enjoy this material, and use it to help you prepare for these exams.

For International Users Price in Dollar Checkout
Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) Certification Preparation eBook $ 39.99 Order Now
Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) Certification Preparation eBook $ 49.99 Order Now
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For Indian Users Price in INR Checkout
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282 thoughts on “Ebook: Introducing the TecMint’s LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide”

  1. Over the years, I’ve gotten a couple of versions of this eBook (LFCSA). All have been wonderful. I mostly love the screenshots. They are clear, and easy to see, unlike some other books, where, it’s hard to see the screenshots.

    While reading through a topic, I look at the screenshots and do what is in them. This is very helpful to me, are my hands-on experience with learning the subject. Of course, the topics are very clear and easy to follow, which makes learning even better (for me).

    Some other books are very boring and hard to follow, that’s why I love these eBooks. Thank you, Ravi, and your team, for all of your hard work in making such great eBooks. It’s really hard to find good professional books, on the LFCSA.

  2. Linux Foundation Discontinued/Disbanded the LFCE (Linux Foundation Certified Engineer) and it looks like it’s not being updated or coming back so please update the article.

  3. I just received the pdf. I find a lot of study materials. I will give you some feedback after I finish my studies.

  4. Hello, I’m an Indian user, and I’m unable to redirect to the PayPal payment link since it is showing an error page every time. How can I make a purchase by paying through INR currency? Please help.

  5. Once the ebooks have been purchased, how will they be made available, and how long after the purchase does one usually receive them?

  6. I want to buy the lfce book. Is it up to date? I mean as per the content of the current exam? No other payment method apart from PayPal?

  7. Hello,

    Is there a more recent version of the LFCS book?

    The last one that I have is from January 2019. Can this version still be useful to take current exams?


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