LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102)

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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Exams LPIC-1/LXO-101 & LXO-102

Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on the LPIC-1 and CompTIA LXO-101 and LXO-102 exams inside this comprehensive resource. Written by a Linux expert and technology trainer, LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass all three exams with ease, this comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.


  • Work with the Linux shell
  • Use the vi text editor
  • Manage Linux files and directories
  • Install Linux and manage the boot process
  • Configure the graphical environment
  • Manage software and hardware
  • Manage users, groups, file systems, and processes
  • Administer ownership, permissions, and quotas
  • Write shell scripts
  • Manage network settings and services
  • Secure Linux and use encryption


  • 150+ practice exam questions
  • PDF copy of the book
  • 50+ video training clips from the author

Robb Tracy, CNE, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, has designed and implemented technical training products and curricula for major hardware and software vendors, including Novell, Micron Technology, and Messaging Architects, Inc. He has also served on industry-wide certification committees and is a cofounder of Nebo Technical Institute, Inc., a leading provider of information technology training and consulting. Robb is the author of CompTIA Linux+ Certification Study Guide and other books.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  10. CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Linux
    1. The Role and Function of Linux
    2. The Historical Development of Linux
    3. Linux Distributions
    4. Common Linux Roles
    5. Chapter Review
  11. CHAPTER 2 Working with the Linux Shell
    1. How the Linux Shell Works
    2. Using the Shell Prompt
    3. Getting Help for Linux Commands
    4. Working with Environment Variables
    5. Working with Aliases
    6. Using Redirection and Piping
    7. Chapter Review
  12. CHAPTER 3 Using the vi Text Editor
    1. The Role and Function of the vi Text Editor
    2. Editing Text Files in vi
    3. Chapter Review
  13. CHAPTER 4 Managing Linux Files and Directories
    1. Linux File Systems and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
    2. Finding Files in the Linux File System
    3. Managing Directories from the Command Line
    4. Managing Files from the Command Line
    5. Working with Link Files
    6. Finding Content Within Files
    7. Chapter Review
  14. CHAPTER 5 Installing Linux
    1. Designing a Linux Installation
    2. Installing Linux
    3. Configuring Locale Settings
    4. Configuring Time Zone Settings
    5. Chapter Review
  15. CHAPTER 6 Managing the Linux Boot Process
    1. The Linux Boot Process
    2. Configuring the Bootloader
    3. Managing Linux Runlevels
    4. Shutting Down the System
    5. Chapter Review
  16. CHAPTER 7 Managing the Graphical Environment
    1. How the X Environment Works
    2. Configuring the X Environment
    3. Configuring a Display Manager
    4. Configuring Accessibility
    5. Chapter Review
  17. CHAPTER 8 Managing Linux Software
    1. Managing Software with RPM
    2. Installing Software from Source Code
    3. Managing Debian Software Packages
    4. Managing Shared Libraries
    5. Chapter Review
  18. CHAPTER 9 Managing Linux Users and Groups
    1. Understanding Linux Users and Groups
    2. Chapter Review
    3. Accelerated Review
  19. CHAPTER 10 Managing Linux File Systems
    1. Managing Disk Partitions
    2. Mounting Removable Media
    3. Backing Up Data
    4. Chapter Review
  20. CHAPTER 11 Managing Ownership, Permissions, and Quotas
    1. Managing Ownership
    2. Managing File and Directory Permissions
    3. Implementing Disk Quotas
    4. Chapter Review
  21. CHAPTER 12 Managing Hardware Under Linux
    1. Managing PC Hardware
    2. Working with Linux Drivers
    3. Chapter Review
  22. CHAPTER 13 Managing Linux Processes
    1. How Linux Handles Processes
    2. Managing Running Processes
    3. Scheduling Processes
    4. Chapter Review
  23. CHAPTER 14 Writing Shell Scripts
    1. Working with Shell Scripts
    2. Creating a Basic Script
    3. Using Control Structures in Scripts
    4. Processing Text Streams
    5. Using Command Substitution and Shell Functions
    6. Chapter Review
  24. CHAPTER 15 Managing Linux Network Settings
    1. IP Networking Overview
    2. Configuring Network Addressing Parameters
    3. Troubleshooting Network Problems
    4. Chapter Review
  25. CHAPTER 16 Managing Network Services on Linux
    1. Configuring Printing with CUPS
    2. Maintaining System Time
    3. Managing an MTA
    4. Managing SQL Data
    5. Chapter Review
  26. CHAPTER 17 Securing Linux
    1. Secure the System
    2. Control User Access
    3. Defending Against Network Attacks
    4. Managing System Logs
    5. Configuring xinetd and inetd
    6. Chapter Review
  27. CHAPTER 18 Using Encryption
    1. How Encryption Works
    2. Encrypting Remote Access with OpenSSH
    3. Encrypting Linux Files
    4. Chapter Review
  28. APPENDIX A Exam Objective Reference
    1. Exam LX0-101
    2. Exam LX0-102
  29. APPENDIX B About the CD
    1. System Requirements
    2. Accessing the MasterExam Practice Exams in Linux
    3. Installing and Running MasterExam
    4. Video Training Clips
    5. PDF Copy of the Book
    6. Help
    7. Removing Installation(s)
    8. Technical Support
  30. INDEX

Product information

  • Title: LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102)
  • Author(s): Robb Tracy
  • Release date: September 2011
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780071771603