LFCS stands for Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin.

The LFCS is primary and initial certification provided by the Linux Foundation for Beginners. It covers all basic commands and operating system fundamentals for Linux.

It also includes necessary work of System Administrator, and certify you for the basic knowledge on Linux Operating system.

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) certification is ideal for candidates early in their Linux system administration or open source career. The exam consists of performance-based items that simulate on-the-job tasks and scenarios faced by sysadmins in the real world. Obtaining certification allows individuals to validate their skills to prospective employers, which is particularly valuable if you have little on-the-job experience.
Source: The Linux Foundation

 

The Linux Foundation regularly worked with Linux kernel communities and industry experts to identify skills, domains, and topics for certification and update certification exam domains & competencies.

Exam Details:

The LFCS exam is online, protected, and performance-based test, where you need to solve multiple issues from a command line running Linux. You will get 2 hours (120 minutes) to solve all the problems and complete the tasks.

 

LFCS Exam Objectives:

Section 01: Essential Commands

Section 02: Operation of Running Systems

Section 03: User and Group Management

Section 04: Networking

Section 05: Service Configuration

Section 06: Storage Management

LFCS Exam Detailed Syllabus:

Section 01: Essential Commands

Log into local & remote graphical and text mode consoles
Search for files
Evaluate and compare the basic file system features and options
Compare and manipulate file content
Use input-output redirection (e.g. >, >>, |, 2>)
Analyze text using basic regular expressions
Archive, backup, compress, unpack, and uncompress files
Create, delete, copy, and move files and directories
Create and manage hard and soft links
List, set, and change standard file permissions
Read, and use system documentation
Manage access to the root account

Section 02: Operation of Running Systems

Boot, reboot, and shut down a system safely
Boot or change system into different operating modes
Install, configure and troubleshoot bootloaders
Diagnose and manage processes
Locate and analyze system log files
Schedule tasks to run at a set date and time
Verify completion of scheduled jobs
Update software to provide required functionality and security
Verify the integrity and availability of resources
Verify the integrity and availability of key processes
Change kernel runtime parameters, persistent and non-persistent
Use scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
Manage the startup process and services (In Services Configuration)
List and identify SELinux/AppArmor file and process contexts
Manage Software
Identify the component of a Linux distribution that a file belongs to

Section 03: User and Group Management

Create, delete, and modify local user accounts
Create, delete, and modify local groups and group memberships
Manage system-wide environment profiles
Manage template user environment
Configure user resource limits
Manage user privileges
Configure PAM

Section 04: Networking

Configure networking and hostname resolution statically or dynamically
Configure network services to start automatically at boot
Implement packet filtering
Start, stop, and check the status of network services
Statically route IP traffic
Synchronize time using other network peers

Section 05: Service Configuration

Configure a caching DNS server
Maintain a DNS zone
Configure email aliases
Configure SSH servers and clients
Restrict access to the HTTP proxy server
Configure an IMAP and IMAPS service
Query and modify the behavior of system services at various operating modes
Configure an HTTP server
Configure HTTP server log files
Configure a database server
Restrict access to a web page
Manage and configure containers
Manage and configure Virtual Machines

Section 06: Storage Management

List, create, delete, and modify physical storage partitions
Manage and configure LVM storage
Create and configure encrypted storage
Configure systems to mount file systems at or during boot
Configure and manage swap space
Create and manage RAID devices
Configure systems to mount file systems on demand
Create, manage and diagnose advanced file system permissions
Setup user and group disk quotas for filesystems
Create and configure file systems

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