Linux System Administration (LPI) — A 5 day course

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This instructor led course is designed to teach the key administration, security and performance administration of a LINUX Enterprise system.

Targeted to closely follow the official LPI curriculum (generic Linux), this course together with the Linux Introduction and the Linux Shell Programming course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the LPIC-1 qualification.


On completion of this course the delegate will have technical knowledge of what is required to administer LINUX within the Enterprise.

They will have gained practical experience of configuring administrative, networking and security aspects of a LINUX Enterprise system.

The delegate will posses the essential knowledge required to study towards achieving the LPIC-1 certification.

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practise in some, of the following:


Course Introduction

Installing Linux

Devices Under Linux

Account Management

Filesystem Configuration


Package Management

System Start-Up/Shutdown

Printer Management

Process Monitoring and Scheduling

System Security

Connecting Linux to the Network

Internet Services

Backup and Restore

Troubleshooting Linux

System Logging

Addendum: Reference Materials (provided within the course handbook for additional reading)

Appendix A - Electronic Mail

Appendix B - Customising and Using X Windows

Appendix C - Accessibility

Appendix D - Localisation

Appendix E - YUM and APT

Appendix F - RAIDTOOLS

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 28 February 2021, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

London — £1595 (+VAT)

Suitable For

This course is suitable for novice LINUX System Administrators who need to acquire knowledge of the key administrative, networking, performance and security tasks required on LINUX within the Enterprise.

Follow-On Courses

Linux Advanced System Administration (LPI)


This Linux System Administration (LPI) course assumes good knowledge of the Linux operating system in an Enterprise environment to the level covered in the Linux Introduction course. Knowledge of Linux Shell Programming to the level covered on the Linux Shell Programming course would also be beneficial.

To gain the necessary skills for the certification topic 'SQL Data Management', delegates should attend the Introduction to MySQL course.


This course together with the Linux Introduction and the Linux Shell Programming courses, are suitable for delegates intending to sit the LPI 101 & LPI 102 examinations.

This course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Junior Level Linux Professional LPIC-1, exams LPI 101 and LPI 102 certification and the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certification.

The topic SQL Data Management defined in the LPIC-1 102 exam is covered in the course Introduction to MySQL.

You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.

Following attendance on the relevant courses, delegates will need to dedicate time for self study and researching the topics covered on the course. They will also need to gain hands-on experience so they can put into practice what they have learnt on the courses.

Attending courses alone will not guarantee exam success, previous experience, practice, self study and aptitude are also key requirements.

Before taking any exam, delegates should ensure they have the recommended experience by checking the vendor website for current exam requirements and pre-assessment questionnaires. The LPI website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Before booking an LPI exam, the candidate must register via the LPI website and obtain an LPI registration number - web address is

Exams are not included as part of the course nor in the course fee.