LPIC-1 Linux Administrator (102-500)

Video description

The course begins by introducing the foundational concepts of working with variables and basic scripting, setting the stage for more advanced scripting techniques. It delves into the intricacies of the Linux operating system, including the X11 and Xorg configuration.

As the course progresses, it covers critical administrative tasks such as managing user accounts, groups, system accounts, and scheduling tasks with cron and systemd. The importance of localizing Linux, managing system time, and configuring network time protocol (NTP) servers and clients is highlighted. The course focuses on essential system management topics, including system logging with rsyslog and journald, configuring mail transfer agents, and managing printers. Networking fundamentals are explored, from understanding TCP/IP to configuring network adapters and troubleshooting network issues. Security is a key theme, with topics on auditing permissions, managing root access with sudo, exploring networks, hardening Linux, and configuring SSH and GPG for secure communications.

The course wraps up by offering insights into tunneling traffic with SSH, providing students with a comprehensive skill set for securing and managing Linux systems effectively.

What you will learn

  • Manage Linux user accounts and groups efficiently
  • Schedule tasks using cron and systemd
  • Configure and troubleshoot Xorg and remote X servers
  • Secure Linux systems and manage root access
  • Configure network settings and troubleshoot networking issues
  • Encrypt data and communications with GPG


This course is ideal for aspiring and current IT professionals seeking to deepen their expertise in Linux administration. Ideal for those aiming to pass the LPIC-1 (102-500) certification exam.

About the Authors

ACI Learning: ACI Learning trains leaders in Cybersecurity, Audit, and Information Technology. Whether starting an IT career, mastering a profession, or developing a team, they provide essential support at every step.

Don Pezet: Don Pezet, with over 25 years in IT, brings rich experience from his time as a field engineer in finance and insurance, supporting networks globally. A Linux enthusiast, he's skilled in Red Hat and Ubuntu, and has a long-standing connection with macOS and Apple products since the mid-90s. For the last 15 years, Don has dedicated himself to IT education, co-founding ITProTV in 2012 to provide top-tier IT training. As ACI Learning's CPO, he continues to deliver innovative training to IT professionals. His credentials include Microsoft MCSE, Amazon ACSA, Cisco CCNP, LPI LPIC-2, PMI PMP, and several CompTIA certifications like A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+.

Wes Bryan: Wes Bryan embarked on his IT career path in 2009, initially as a mentored learning instructor, and later transitioning into a technical IT instructor. His exceptional teaching skills were recognized with three global teaching awards for 'Global Technical Instructor' during his early teaching years. Wes has made notable contributions as a member of the CIN (CompTIA Instructor Network) Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for CompTIA AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals). Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Cloud+, CySA+; MCSA; MTA; MCTS; MCP; MS; MCT.

Product information

  • Title: LPIC-1 Linux Administrator (102-500)
  • Author(s): ACI Learning, Don Pezet, Wes Bryan
  • Release date: February 2024
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801078047