Linux Training Cape Town: Linux  Training by 2KO International: - 2KO international is offers quality Linux training in our Cape Town and UK locations. We specialise in certification training, and have been offering Linux training since 2003. All Linux trainers are Certified Trainers and have years of hands on experience, both in the classroom and in the field. Our Linux training is headed by Marc McRae who has been with 2KO since early 2003. Students attending our Linux Training will be prepared to sit the Linux Certification exams for whichever training they do.


Certification Programs

Certifications, offered by vendors such as Sun and Hewlett-Packard, have long been available in the UNIX world. Since Solaris and HP-UX are not commodity based products, the more popular PC-based certifications are the ones that are steadily growing.

There are a number of programs – Linux Professional Institute, Sair Linux, GNU Certification, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and ComTIA’s Linux+. Each of these provides objective measurements of a Linux administrator’s skills, but approach the problem in different ways.

RHCE requires the candidate to pass a hands-on practical skills test, solving problems and performing configuration tasks. This is more involved from an exam delivery point of view, but this type of testing is very thorough and difficult, especially for candidates new to the world of Linux.

2KO Linux course offerings
By offering candidates both the Linux+ plus entry-level certification track, and the LPI notion of certification through a sort of open source process, 2KO aims to give a middle-of-the-road end result. This means that students can easily gauge their own level of comfort, after completing at least 1 week of Linux. They can then make a decision on which exam track to opt for.

LPI organises its Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) series into three levels: LPIC level 1, 2 and 3. Each level consists of two exams. LPIC level 1 exams are numbered 101 and 102.

Level 1 is aimed at junior to midlevel administrators, who should be comfortable with Linux at the command line, given Linux’s huge array of commands available and great flexibility for scripting, and remote management. They would also be comfortable with performing installation and troubleshooting. Exams 101 and 102 are NOT constructed to be difficult or misleading ! However, they encompass a wide body of material, making YOUR preparation important for a good understanding of the 14 major topics specified by the LPIC Level 1.

At the time of this publication, the LPI Level 1 exams are structured as such :

Exam 101: tests 5 topics in approx. 60 questions.
Exam 102: tests 9 topics in approx. 72 questions.
Each exam in limited to 90 minutes.

In the early stages of development, topics were assigned to exams based on a different scheme than we see today. Therefore, there is no requirement or advantage to taking the exams in sequence as they are designed so that subject matter does not overlap.

It is recommended that you always please check the LPI web-site :

What the course covers

Linux Exam LPI 101
• GNU and UNIX commands ( 7 objectives )
• Devices, Linux Filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard ( 8 objectives )
• Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels ( 2 objectives )
• Documentation ( 4 objectives )
• Administrative tasks ( 5 objectives )

Linux Exam LPI 102
• Hardware and Architecture ( 3 objectives )
• Linux Installation and Package Management ( 6 objectives )
• Kernel ( 2 objectives )
• Text Editing, Processing, and Printing ( 4 objectives )
• Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling ( 2 objectives )
• X-Windows ( 4 objectives )
• Networking Fundamentals ( 4 objectives )
• Networking Services ( 5 objectives )
• Security ( 3 objectives )