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LPIC 2-202: Linux Network Professional (part 2)


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5 Days Course
Linux Server

Classroom + Online

Course Details


The Linux Network Professional (LPIC-2 202) course helps candidates preparing for the LPIC 202 exam, which is the second out of 2 LPI exams candidates have to take to obtain the certificate. Passing this exam and the LPI 201 exam allows one to acquire the LPIC-2 certificate: Advanced Level Linux Certification.

This course provides a practical overview of the most important network services for an administrator. From Apache, proxy servers and Samba, through NFS, DHCP servers and LDAP, to mail servers, security and troubleshooting and monitoring.


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After attending the LPIC-2 202 course, you will be able to:

  • Manage a small to medium-large site
  • Designing, implementing, maintaining, protecting and troubleshooting a small, mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
    • LAN server (Samba, NFS, DNS, DHCP, customer management)
    • Internet gateway (firewall, VPN, SSH, web cache/proxy, mail)
    • Internet Server (web server and reverse proxy, FTP server)
    • Supervision of assistants Advising management in the field of automation and purchasing


1. Network services

  • Apache server
    • Configuration
    • Interesting modules
  • Server security
    • SSL, OpenSSL
    • Virtual servers in Apache 2.x
  • Proxy servers – Squid
  • Samba – MS Windows integration:
    • A theoretical introduction;
    • Server configuration;
    • Clients;
  • Sharing files via NFS
    • NFS configuration: client- and server-side
    • Fundamental tools
    • Access control
    • TCP Wrapper
  • DHCP server
    • Server configuration
    • BOOTP and DHCP protocols
    • Best practices in DHCP server management

2. LDAP catalogue services in Linux

  • Using the LDAP client: data modification
  • Importing and adding objects
  • Managing users

3. E-mail systems based on Postfix

  • Design, setup, configuration
  • Maps and data sources
  • Postfix server – management, command-line tools
  • Procmail
  • Secure e-mail infrastructure based on Postfix and Dovecot (IMAP and POP3), monitoring its work

4. Security

  • PAM authentication
  • IPTables as a firewall: configuration, a simple NAT and typical setup
  • A safe FTP server – vsftpd
  • Using SSH and SFTP; SSH server

5. Problem-solving and system monitoring

  • Boot problems solving
  • Syslog
  • Useful tools
  • Most common problems

Target Audience

  • Linux Administrators
  • Linux Professionals who want to prepare for the LPIC 202 exam


  • Before attending this course, participants need to attend the LPIC 201 course or have experience at a comparable level.