Exam Preparation

LPI Exam 102 is thorough, but if you have a solid foundation in Linux concepts as described here, you should find it straightforward. If you’ve already taken Exam 101, you’ll find that Exam 102 covers a broader range of Linux administration skills. Included are user interfaces, printing, documentation, shells and scripting, administrative tasks, networking fundamentals, system services, and security. Exam 102 is quite specific on some Topics, such as network applications (for example, Sendmail), but you won’t come across questions intended to trick you, and you’re unlikely to find questions that you feel are ambiguous.

For clarity, this material is presented in the same order as the LPI Topics and Objectives. To assist you with your preparation, Table 12-1 through 12-9 provide a complete listing of the Topics and Objectives for Exam 102. Because of changes made during test development, the final Objectives are not always in exact numerical order. After you complete your study of each Objective, simply check it off here to measure and organize your progress.

Table 12-1. Shells, Scripting, and Data Management (Topic 105)

Objective

Weight

Description

1

4

Customize and Use the Shell Environment

2

4

Customize or Write Simple Scripts

3

2

SQL Data Management

Table 12-2. The X Window System (Topic 106)

Objective

Weight

Description

1

2

Install and Configure X11

2

2

Set Up a Display Manager

3

1

Accessibility

Table 12-3. Administrative Tasks (Topic 107)

Objective

Weight

Description

1

5

Manage User and Group ...

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