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.
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
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
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
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 )