Ebook: Introducing the Linux Foundation’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.
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 on-line exam from the commodity 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 32 articles 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 May 2018, we have taken into account version 3.18 of the domains and competencies. This list came into effect on April 10, 2018, as announced here by the Linux Foundation.
What’s inside this eBook?
We are now pleased to present to you those 32 exam objectives with 210+ 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 20)
- 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
LFCE Section (chapters 21 to 32)
- 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: Turn a Linux Server into a Router
- Chapter 29: Setup Encrypted Filesystem and Swap Space
- Chapter 30: Monitor System Usage, Outages and Troubleshoot
- Chapter 31: Setting Up A Local/Network Repository
- Chapter 32: Network Performance, Security, and Troubleshooting
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, which we are selling for $39.99, and use it to help you prepare for these exams.
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