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This LPIC-2 course by Shawn Powers covers the requisite skills for passing the LPI 201 exam. It includes an explanation of terms and processes, along with practical applications and hands-on configuration of actual Linux machines....
This LPIC-2 course by Shawn Powers covers the requisite skills for passing the LPI 201 exam. It includes an explanation of terms and processes, along with practical applications and hands-on configuration of actual Linux machines.

Recommended Experience
  • Linux command line
  • General understanding of networking
Recommended Equipment
  • Virtualization system capable of hosting multiple virtual machines
Related Certifications
  • LPIC-2
  • LPIC-1
  • CompTIA Linux+
Related Job Functions
  • System administration
  • Networking
  • Systems integration

Shawn Powers' areas of expertise include Linux and Chef technologies. He's earned LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ certifications, and is an associate editor for Linux Journal.
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1. Intro (1 min)
2. Monitor CPU & Memory Usage (15 min)
3. Monitor Disk I/O (15 min)
4. Monitoring Network I/O (12 min)
5. Measuring Bandwidth (9 min)
6. Monitoring Data Trends (7 min)
7. Kernel Components (10 min)
8. Manipulating Kernel Modules (15 min)
9. Kernel Automation and Configuration (15 min)
10. Custom Kernel Compile: The Tools (9 min)
11. Custom Kernel Compile: Compilation and Installation (19 min)
12. SystemV Runlevels (9 min)
13. SystemV Init Scripts (15 min)
14. Upstart (8 min)
15. Systemd (7 min)
16. Recovering Legacy GRUB Installation (7 min)
17. GRUB2 Recovery (8 min)
18. Alternate Boot Loaders (9 min)
19. PXE Bootloader (10 min)
20. Managing Linux Swap (8 min)
21. Permanently Mounting Partitions (14 min)
22. Maintaining EXT Filesystems (13 min)
23. Fixing Corrupt EXT Filesystems (10 min)
24. XFS Filesystems (6 min)
25. S.M.A.R.T. (11 min)
26. AutoFS (10 min)
27. CDROM Filesystems (9 min)
28. Using RAID (15 min)
29. Tuning Hard Drives (14 min)
30. iSCSI (17 min)
31. LVM (13 min)
32. Configuring a Wired Network Device (9 min)
33. Configuring Wireless Network Devices (6 min)
34. Network Troubleshooting (12 min)
35. Compile and Install from Source (8 min)
36. Backing Up Servers (11 min)
37. System Notifications (8 min)



LPIC-2 certification is really cool for me, because it means that if you're taking this course and you're interested in this certification, you are somebody who loves Linux like I do. Now the LPIC-2 course that we're looking at right now is the 201 exam course.


In order to get certified for LPIC-2 from the Linux Professional Institute, you have to take exam 201 and exam 202. Now it's split up into two exams, you don't have to take them at the same time, and I kind of recommend that you go through this course and take exam 201, and then go through the next course and prepare for exam 202.


Now what's really cool about LPIC-2 is it really goes beyond learning how to use Linux. The assumption is that how to use Linux, you've gotten the LPIC-1 certification, or at least completed the LPIC-1 course, and now you want to learn how to get in the trenches and do the nitty gritty work and troubleshoot and set up more complex systems, and really use Linux hardcore.


You need to be, at the end of this course, that person that's available for other Linux people to ask questions, because we're really going to get into the nitty gritty of how Linux works. I'm excited for this course. I'm excited for you because you are interested enough in Linux that you either want to get LPIC-2 certified, or you at least want to learn the skills required to be a really good system administrator in the Linux world.


This is going to be a really fun course. We're going to learn how to do a lot of things. I urge you to follow along with me, set up your own VM so that you can do experimenting and do more than we do in the course Nuggets. We're going to get started and then your job is to experiment because that's what makes a good troubleshooter, and a good system administrator-- somebody who can get down and dirty, in the virtual machines, in the computers, and figure things out.


so I'm excited. Let's get down to business and start this LPIC-2 course.

Monitor CPU & Memory Usage

Monitor Disk I/O

Monitoring Network I/O

Measuring Bandwidth

Monitoring Data Trends

Kernel Components

Manipulating Kernel Modules

Kernel Automation and Configuration

Custom Kernel Compile: The Tools

Custom Kernel Compile: Compilation and Installation

SystemV Runlevels

SystemV Init Scripts



Recovering Legacy GRUB Installation

GRUB2 Recovery

Alternate Boot Loaders

PXE Bootloader

Managing Linux Swap

Permanently Mounting Partitions

Maintaining EXT Filesystems

Fixing Corrupt EXT Filesystems

XFS Filesystems



CDROM Filesystems

Using RAID

Tuning Hard Drives



Configuring a Wired Network Device

Configuring Wireless Network Devices

Network Troubleshooting

Compile and Install from Source

Backing Up Servers

System Notifications

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Shawn Powers
Nugget trainer since 2009