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  • Focused, straight-to-the-point coverage of all LPIC-2 201/202 exam topics, from one of the world's most experienced Linux trainers
  • Covers capacity planning, Linux kernels, system startup, filesystems, devices, advanced storage device administration, networking configuration, and system maintenance
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LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 Exams) is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Expert Linux/Unix instructor William “Bo” Rothwell shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

 

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

 

You get access to the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

 

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The study guide helps you master all the topics on both LPIC-2 exams, including:

 

  • Capacity planning
  •  Managing the kernel
  •  Managing system startup
  •  Managing filesystems and devices
  •  Administering advanced storage devices
  •  Configuring the network
  •  Performing system maintenance
  •  Administering Domain Name Server (DNS)
  •  Configuring web services
  •  Administering file sharing
  •  Managing network clients
  •  Administering e-mail services
  •  Administering system security


Learn, prepare, and practice for LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification.

 

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Learn, prepare, and practice for LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master LPIC-2 201-400 and 202-400 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions

LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 Exams) is a best-of-breed exam study guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification. Expert Linux/Unix instructor William "Bo" Rothwell shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

LPIC-2 Cert Guide (201-400 and 202-400 Exams) presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The study guide helps you master all the topics on both LPIC-2 exams, including:

  • Capacity planning

  • Managing the kernel

  • Managing system startup

  • Managing filesystems and devices

  • Administering advanced storage devices

  • Configuring the network

  • Performing system maintenance

  • Administering Domain Name Server (DNS)

  • Configuring web services

  • Administering file sharing

  • Managing network clients

  • Administering e-mail services

  • Administering system security

William “Bo” Rothwell is founder and president of One Course Source, which provides IT training to organizations worldwide. Rothwell has trained IT professionals in India, Germany, Spain, Italy, England, and throughout the US, and has developed dozens of multi-day classes. His experience includes Linux, Unix, and languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl, and BASH. Shown a Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Computer System at age 14, he immediately dismantled it and held his first computer class, showing friends what made it work. Since then, he has been passionate about understanding computers and sharing his knowledge with others.

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Table of Contents


    Introduction xxiii


Part I : Capacity Planning


Chapter 1 Measuring and Troubleshooting Resource Usage 3


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3


    Foundation Topics 6


    Monitoring Your System 6


    CPU Monitoring 7


        Basic CPU Load Information 7


        Detailed CPU Load Information 7


    Memory Monitoring 10


        Basic Memory Usage Information 10


        Detailed Memory Usage Information 11


    Disk I/O Monitoring 12


        Listing Open Files 14


    Network I/O Monitoring 17


    Additional Monitoring Tools 18


        Listing Processes 18


        Displaying User Activity 21


    Exam Preparation Tasks 22


    Review All Key Topics 22


    Define Key Terms 23


    Review Questions 23


    Part II: Managing the Kernel


Chapter 2 Predict Future Resource Needs 27


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 27


    Foundation Topics 29


    The collectd Daemon 29


        Configuring collectd 29


        Installing collectd 31


    Monitoring Solutions 33


        Nagios 33


        MRTG 33


        Cacti 33


        sar 34


                Further Considerations 34


    OK, Now What? 34


    Exam Preparation Tasks 36


    Review All Key Topics 36


    Define Key Terms 36


    Review Questions 36


Chapter 3 Kernel Components and Compiling 41


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 41


    Foundation Topics 43


    Kernel Components 43


        Kernel Documentation 43


        Tweaking the Kernel 44


        Kernel Images 45


    Compiling the Kernel 46


        Cleaning the Kernel 47


        Create the Configuration File 48


        Compiling the Kernel 55


    Additional Make Targets 57


    Exam Preparation Tasks 58


    Review All Key Topics 58


    Define Key Terms 58


    Review Questions 58


Chapter 4 Kernel Runtime Management and Troubleshooting 63


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 63


    Foundation Topics 65


    Kernel Modules 65


        Module Files 65


        Listing Modules That Are Loaded 67


        Loading Modules into Memory 68


        Unloading Modules from Memory 71


        Listing Modules Information 71


        The /proc/sys Filesystem 73


        Module Aliases 76


    Displaying Hardware Information 77


        The lspci Command 77


        The lsdev Command 81


        The lsusb Command 82


        The udev System 85


    Exam Preparation Tasks 87


    Review All Key Topics 87


    Define Key Terms 87


    Review Questions 88


Part III: Managing System Startup


Chapter 5 Customizing SysV-init System Startup 91


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 91


    Foundation Topics 93


    The SysV-init Process 93


        Understanding Runlevels 93


        The /etc/inittab File 94


        Boot Scripts 98


        The /etc/init.d directory 101


    Modifying Runlevels 101


        The update-rc.d Command 102


        The chkconfig Command 103


    Switching Runlevels 104


    Exam Preparation Tasks 105


    Review All Key Topics 105


    Define Key Terms 105


    Review Questions 105


Chapter 6 Administrating System Recovery 109


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 109


    Foundation Topics 111


    Understanding the Boot Process 111


        The BIOS/UEFI Phase 111


        The Boot loader Phase 111


        The Kernel Phase 112


        The Post-Kernel Phase 113


    GRUB 113


        Legacy GRUB Configuration 114


        Changing Legacy GRUB During Boot 117


        Booting to Single User Mode in Legacy GRUB 120


        Securing Legacy GRUB 122


        GRUB 2 Configuration 125


        Saving GRUB 2 Changes 127


        GRUB 2 Titles 127


        Booting to Single User Mode in GRUB 2 128


        Securing GRUB 2 128


    Fixing Filesystems 130


    Exam Preparation Tasks 131


    Review All Key Topics 131


    Define Key Terms 131


    Review Questions 132


Chapter 7 Alternate Boot Loaders 135


“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 135


    Foundation Topics 137


    LILO 137


        Configuring LILO 137


        Booting LILO 140


        Booting to Single User Mode 141


    Additional Boot loaders 143


        Understanding SYSLINUX 143


        Understanding EXTLINUX 144


        Understanding ISOLINUX 144


        Understanding PXELINUX 145


    Exam Preparation Tasks 147


    Review All Key Topics 147


    Define Key Terms 147


    Review Questions 148


Part IV: Managing Filesystem and Devices


Chapter 8 Operating the Linux Filesystem 151


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 151


    Foundation Topics 153


    Filesystem Essentials 153


        Filesystem Types 154


        The umount Command 155


        The mount Command 155


    Mounting Filesystems Manually 158


        Problems Unmounting Filesystems 159


    Mounting Filesystems Automatically 160


    Device Descriptors 162


        Mount Options 163


    Swap Space 166


    Exam Preparation Tasks 167


    Review All Key Topics 167


    Define Key Terms 168


    Review Questions 168


Chapter 9 Maintaining a Linux Filesystem 171


“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 171


    Foundation Topics 173


    Filesystems Essentials 173


    The ext2 Filesystem 173


        The ext3 Filesystem 173


        The ext4 Filesystem 174


        The xfs Filesystem 175


        The Btrfs Filesystem 175


    Creating Filesystems 175


    ext-Based Filesystem Tools 179


        fsck.* 179


        dumpe2fs 179


        tune2fs 182


        debugfs 182


    xfs-Based Filesystem Tools 184


        xfsdump and xfsrestore 184


        xfs_info 187


        xfs_check and xfs_repair 188


    Creating Swap Devices 189


    Monitoring SMART Devices 190


    Exam Preparation Tasks 191


    Review All Key Topics 191


    Define Key Terms 192


    Review Questions 192


Chapter 10 Creating and Configuring Filesystem Options 195


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 195


    Foundation Topics 197


    Removable Media Filesystems 197


        HFS–Hierarchical File System 197


        ISO9660 197


        UDF 198


    Creating Removable Media Filesystems 198


    Encrypted Filesystems 201


    Managing autofs 204


    Exam Preparation Tasks 207


    Review All Key Topics 207


    Key Terms 208


    Review Questions 208


Part V: Administrating Advanced Storage Device


Chapter 11 Configuring RAID 211


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 211


    Foundation Topics 213


    RAID Fundamentals 213


        RAID Levels 213


    RAID Device–Entire Drive or Partition? 219


    Create a RAID Device 221


    Managing RAID Devices 224


    Exam Preparation Tasks 226


    Review All Key Topics 226


    Define Key Terms 227


    Review Questions 227


Chapter 12 Adjusting Storage Device Access 231


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 231


    Foundation Topics 233


    DMA, hdparm, and sdparm 233


        The hdparm Command 234


            The sdparm Command 236


        System Resources 237


    Kernel Parameters 239


        iSCSI 241


        Target Configuration 242


    Initiator Configuration 244


    Exam Preparation Tasks 248


    Review All Key Topics 248


    Define Key Terms 248


    Review Questions 249


Chapter 13 Logical Volume Manager 253


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 253


    Foundation Topics 255


    Logical Volume Manager Concepts 255


        Advantages of LVM on a System with a Single Drive 257


    LVM Essentials 258


        Extents 259


        Logical Volumes 262


        Device Naming 263


    Using Logical Volumes and Additional LVM Commands 264


        Displaying LVM Information 265


        Additional LVM Commands 268


    Resizing Logical Volumes 271


    LVM Snapshots 274


    Exam Preparation Tasks 277


    Review All Key Topics 277


    Define Key Terms 278


    Review Questions 278


Part VI: Confi guring the Network


Chapter 14 Basic Network Configuration 281


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 281


    Foundation Topics 283


    Ethernet Network Interfaces 283


        The arp Command 286


        The route Command 287


        The ip Command 288


    Access to Wireless Networks 290


        The iwconfig Command 290


        The iwlist Command 291


    Exam Preparation Tasks 294


    Review All Key Topics 294


    Define Key Terms 294


    Review Questions 295


Chapter 15 Advanced Network Configuration and Troubleshooting 299


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 299


    Foundation Topics 301


    The ping and nmap Commands 301


        The nmap Command 302


    The netstat, nc, and lsof Commands 307


        The lsof Command 310


        The nc Command 312


    The tcpdump Command 313


    Exam Preparation Tasks 315


    Review All Key Topics 315


    Define Key Terms 315


    Review Questions 315


Chapter 16 Troubleshooting Network Issues 319


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 319


    Foundation Topics 321


    Network Configuration Files 321


        The /etc/resolv.conf File 321


        The /etc/hosts File 323


        The Local Hostname 325


        The /etc/network/interfaces File 326


        The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts Files 327


    Network Troubleshooting 328


        Log Files and Tools 328


        The traceroute Command 330


        The /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny Files 333


        Additional Network Troubleshooting Commands 336


        NetworkManager 337


        Exam Preparation Tasks 339


    Review All Key Topics 339


    Define Key Terms 340


    Review Questions 340


Part VII: Performing System Maintenance


Chapter 17 Make and Install Programs from Source 343


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 343


    Foundation Topics 345


    Securing and Unpacking Source Code 345


        Downloading Source Code on RPM-Based Systems 345


        Downloading Source Code on Debian-Based Systems 347


        Downloading Source Code from Original Source 348


        Unpacking the Source Code 349


    Building and Installing from Source Code 350


    Applying Patches 353


    Exam Preparation Tasks 354


    Review All Key Topics 354


    Define Key Terms 355


    Review Questions 355


Chapter 18 Backup Operations 359


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 359


    Foundation Topics 361


    Backup Strategy 361


        What Needs to Be Backed Up? 361


        How Often? 364


        Full or Incremental? 364


        Where Will the Backup Be Stored? 367


        What Backup Tool Will Be Used? 367


    Standard Backup Utilities 368


        The dd Command 368


        The tar Command 369


        The rsync Command 373


    Third-Party Backup Utilities 374


        Amanda 374


        Bacula 374


        BackupPC 374


    Exam Preparation Tasks 375


    Review All Key Topics 375


    Define Key Terms 375


    Review Questions 375


Chapter 19 Notify Users on System-Related Issues 379


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 379


    Foundation Topics 381


    Pre- and Post-Login Messages 381


        The /etc/issue File 381


        The /etc/issue.net File 383


        Additional Pre-Login Messages 385


        The /etc/motd File 386


    Broadcasting Messages 387


        The wall Command 387


        The shutdown Command 389


    Exam Preparation Tasks 391


    Review All Key Topics 391


    Define Key Terms 391


    Review Questions 391


Part VIII: Administrating Domain Name Server


Chapter 20 Basic DNS Server Configuration 395


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 395


    Foundation Topics 397


    DNS Essentials 397


        Essential Terms 397


        How Name Resolution Works 399


    Basic BIND Configuration 403


        The /etc/named.conf file 403


        The allow-query Setting 406


        Additional /etc/named.conf Settings 407


    Essential BIND Commands 408


        The rndc Command 408


        The dig and host Commands 411


    Exam Preparation Tasks 413


    Review All Key Topics 413


    Define Key Terms 413


    Review Questions 414


Chapter 21 Create and Maintain DNS Zones 417


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 417


    Foundation Topics 419


    Zone Files 419


        Zone File Basics 419


        Zone File Entries in the /etc/named.conf File 420


        Zone File Syntax 421


    Zone Record Types 423


        The SOA Record Type 423


        The Address Record Type 425


        The Canonical Name Type 425


        The Name Server Record Type 426


        The Mail eXchange Record Type 426


        The PoinTeR Record Type 427


    Putting It All Together 427


    Testing the DNS Server 431


        The dig Command 432


        The nslookup and host Commands 433


    Exam Preparation Tasks 434


    Review All Key Topics 434


    Define Key Terms 434


    Review Questions 434


Chapter 22 Securing a DNS Server 439


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 439


    Foundation Topics 441


    Send BIND to Jail 441


        Create the chroot Directory and Files 442


        Configure Named to Started in the Jail 443


    Split BIND Configuration 443


            Transaction Signatures 446


        The dnssec-keygen Command 447


    The dnssec-signzone Command 448


    Exam Preparation Tasks 449


    Review All Key Topics 449


    Define Key Terms 449


    Review Questions 450


Part IX: Confi guring Web Services


Chapter 23 Implementing a Web Server 453


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 453


    Foundation Topics 455


    Basic Apache Web Server Configuration 456


        Starting the Apache Web Server 457


        Apache Web Server Log Files 458


        Enable Scripting 459


    Apache Web Server Security 463


        Essential Settings 463


        User Authentication 465


    Virtual Hosts 466


        Configuring IP-Based Virtual Hosts 466


        Configuring Name-Based Virtual Hosts 467


    Exam Preparation Tasks 468


    Review All Key Topics 468


    Define Key Terms 468


    Review Questions 468


Chapter 24 Apache Configuration for HTTPS 473


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 473


    Foundation Topics 475


    SSL Essentials 475


        SSL Issues 476


        Self-Signing 477


    SSL and Apache 477


    SSL Server Certificate 478


    Apache SSL Directives 484


        Exam Preparation Tasks 486


    Review All Key Topics 486


    Define Key Terms 486


    Review Questions 486


Chapter 25 Implementing a Proxy Server 489


“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 489


    Foundation Topics 491


    Squid Basics 493


    Squid Access Rules 494


    Built-In acls 496


        Understanding the Squid Rules 496


        Nginx Configuration 497


    Client Configuration 500


    Exam Preparation Tasks 504


    Review All Key Topics 504


    Define Key Terms 504


    Review Questions 504


Part X: Administrating File Sharing


Chapter 26 SAMBA Server Configuration 507


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 507


    Foundation Topics 509


    SAMBA Configuration 510


        The [global] Section 511


        The [homes] Section 512


        The [printers] Section 513


        Custom Shares 514


    SAMBA Server 515


    SAMBA Accounts 516


        Mapping Local Accounts 517


    Accessing SAMBA Servers 518


        Mounting SAMBA Shares 520


    Exam Preparation Tasks 521


    Review All Key Topics 521


    Define Key Terms 522


    Review Questions 522


Chapter 27 NFS Server Configuration 525


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 525


    Foundation Topics 527


    Configuring an NFS Server 527


        The /etc/exports File 527


        User ID Mapping 529


        NFS Server Processes 530


        Understanding portmap 531


        NFS Server Commands 533


    Configuring an NFS Client 534


    Review All Key Topics 536


    Define Key Terms 537


    Review Questions 537


Part XI: Managing Network Clients


Chapter 28 DHCP Configuration 541


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 541


    Foundation Topics 543


    DHCP Configuration Basics 543


        The ddns-update-style and Ignore client-updates Directives 545


        The Subnet Directive 545


    Configuring Static Hosts 547


        Configuring BOOTP Hosts 547


    DHCP Log Files 548


    Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent 549


    Exam Preparation Tasks 550


    Review All Key Topics 550


    Define Key Terms 550


    Review Questions 550


Chapter 29 PAM Authentication 555


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 555


    Foundation Topics 557


    PAM Configuration Basics 557


        PAM Types 559


        Control Values 562


    PAM Modules 564


        The pam_unix Module 565


        The pam_cracklib Module 565


        The pam_limits Module 566


        The pam_listfile Module 568


    Exam Preparation Tasks 569


    Review All Key Topics 569


    Define Key Terms 569


    Review Questions 569


Chapter 30 Configuring an OpenLDAP Server 573


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 573


    Foundation Topics 576


    Key LDAP Terms 576


    The slapd.conf File 579


        Customize Your LDAP Domain 579


        Configuring Logging 581


        Configuring the Database Directory 582


    Starting the LDAP Server 582


    OpenLDAP Objects 584


        OpenLDAP Schemas 584


    OpenLDAP Database Changes 586


    Exam Preparation Tasks 589


    Review All Key Topics 589


    Define Key Terms 589


    Review Questions 590


Chapter 31 LDAP Client Usage 593


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 593


    Foundation Topics 595


    Using the ldapdelete Command 596


    Using the ldapsearch Command 597


    Using the ldappasswd Command 600


    Exam Preparation Tasks 601


    Review All Key Topics 601


    Review Questions 601


Part XII: Administrating E-Mail Services


Chapter 32 Using E-mail Servers 605


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 605


    Foundation Topics 607


    SMTP Basics 607


    Configuring Postfix 609


        Postfix Configuration File 610


        Important Postfix Settings 611


        Aliases 612


        Postfix Virtual Domains 614


    sendmail and exim 614


    Monitoring E-mail Servers 616


    Exam Preparation Tasks 617


    Review All Key Topics 617


    Define Key Terms 617


    Review Questions 618


Chapter 33 Managing Local E-mail Delivery 621


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 621


    Foundation Topics 623


    procmail Basics 623


    procmail Rules 625


    mbox and Maildir Formats 628


    Exam Preparation Tasks 629


    Review All Key Topics 629


    Define Key Terms 629


    Review Questions 630


Chapter 34 Managing Remote E-mail Delivery 633


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 633


    Foundation Topics 635


    IMAP and POP Essentials 635


    The Courier Server 636


        The /etc/courier/authdaemonrc File 638


        The /etc/courier/imapd File 638


        The /etc/courier/pop3d File 639


    The Dovecot Server 639


    Exam Preparation Tasks 643


    Review All Key Topics 643


    Define Key Terms 644


    Review Questions 644


Part XIII: Administrating System Security


Chapter 35 Configuring a Router 647


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 647


    Foundation Topics 649


    Firewall Essentials 649


        Targets 653


        iptables Examples 653


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    Contents xix


    Saving the Rules 656


    Advanced iptables Features 657


    Private Networks and NAT 658


    Exam Preparation Tasks 659


    Review All Key Topics 659


    Define Key Terms 659


    Review Questions 660


Chapter 36 Securing FTP Servers 663


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 663


    Foundation Topics 665


    Configuring vsftpd 665


        Anonymous FTP 665


        Limiting User Accounts 667


        Additional Settings 669


    Configuring Pure-FTPd 670


    ProFTPd 670


    Active versus Passive Mode 671


    Exam Preparation Tasks 674


    Review All Key Topics 674


    Define Key Terms 674


    Review Questions 675


Chapter 37 Secure Shell (SSH) 679


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 679


    Foundation Topics 681


    Configuring the Secure Shell Server 681


        Basic Configuration Settings 681


        Settings That Affect User Access 682


    Secure Shell Client Commands 684


        The ssh_config File 684


        The ssh Command 685


        The scp and sftp Commands 687


    Advanced SSH Features 687


        Passwordless Login 688


    Exam Preparation Tasks 690


    Review All Key Topics 690


    Review Questions 690


Chapter 38 Security Tasks and OpenVPN 693


    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 693


    Foundation Topics 695


    Security Tools 695


    fail2ban 696


        OpenVAS and Snort 698


    Security Alert Services 698


    OpenVPN 699


        CA Setup 700


        Create VPN Server Certificate 701


        Create VPN Client Certificate 703


        Basic Server Setup 705


        Basic Client Setup 706


    Exam Preparation Tasks 709


    Review All Key Topics 709


    Define Key Terms 709


    Review Questions 710


    Part XIV: Exam Preparation


Chapter 39 Final Preparation 713


    Foundation Topics 714


    How to Prepare for the LPI Exams 714


        Exam Objectives 714


        Important Exam Facts 714


        Right Before Your Exam Starts 714


        How to Look at the Objectives 715


        Studying for the Exams–What to Do 717


        Machines or Virtual Machines? 717


        Studying for the Exams–What Not to Do 718


        LPI Certifications and Distributions 718


        You Have to Install Something 719


        LPI Exam Question Types 719


        Single Answer Multiple Choice 720


        Choose Multiple 721


        Choose All That Apply 721


        Fill-in-the-Blank 722


        Final Recommendations 724


    Summary 724


Glossary 727


Appendix A Answers to “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions 739


Appendix B LPIC-2 Exam Updates 773


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