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 on-line 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.

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235 thoughts on “Ebook: Introducing the TecMint’s LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide”

  1. I’m trying to buy this book. But I live in a Socialist Country (Argentina – The new Venezuela) where PayPal is blocked and only the BCRA (central bank) can authorize the transaction.

    Any option for socialist countries/communist? I would like to buy this book. :(


  2. Hi Ravi,

    Firstly I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful blog and for sharing so much information with us all!

    I have recently purchased the LFCS training course through the Linux Foundation and to be honest, it isn’t very good and hasn’t helped me prepare for the exam much at all.

    Could I please get a sample of both preparation ebooks to check it has the information I need to help me pass?

    Thanks again for the great work you are doing with sharing your knowledge

  3. Hi, Ravi!

    I purchased your LFCS and LFCE ebook bundle way back 2018. May I still ask for an updated copy of it, because until now, I haven’t taken the certifications yet?

    I hope you could help me with my preparation this year.

  4. Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for your great e-book :) Almost finished reading it.

    Since I am still not completely sure about the domains and competencies of the exam, I wanted to ask the following questions:

    • The book also goes into detail with configuring an NFS share. Is that really part of the exam or did you include it in order to have an environment for testing the mounting? I couldn’t find related points within the domains and competencies.
    • What can I expect from “Restrict access to HTTP proxy servers”? Just configure the Linux machine to use a proxy? Basic Squid configuration? Advanced Squid configuration or even configuring SquidGuard?.

    Thank you in advance for your tips. Any comment could be useful in order to prepare for the exam :)

    • @Cust0m,

      In earlier LFCS Domains and Competencies, the NFS chapter was there, but later in v3.18, they have removed from the syllabus, but we kept the NFS chapter in the book for testing the mounting environment. – Now NFS is not a part of v3.18 exam.

      Squid set up is for configuring Linux machines to use a proxy to access the internet, which enables you to monitor, access, or restrict internet access to users. The advance set up is for web filtering, blocking websites, IP’s, etc..

      • Hi Ravi,

        Thanks for the quick reply – that helps me a lot :)

        As far as squid is concerned: Does that mean, I can expect the basic squid config and configuring the clients to use squid from the exam? And not the advanced setup with web filtering, SquidGuard, etc.?

  5. Hello, I am from Perú and here companies ask for Lpic certification, and my question is :this book can help me too to this kind of certification?


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