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LPI Essentials Certification Guide

Update on:
Mar 16, 2019

Linux adoption continues to rise world-wide as individual users, government entities and industries ranging from automotive to space exploration embrace open source technologies. This expansion of open source in enterprise is redefining traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job roles to require more Linux skills. Whether you’re starting your career in open source, or looking for advancement, independently verifying your skill set can help you stand out to hiring managers or your management team.

The Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC) also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC Professional Certification track for Linux Systems Administrators.

Current Version: 1.6 (Exam code 010-160)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification

Requirements: Passing the Linux Essentials 010 exam

Validity Period: Lifetime

Languages Support: English, German, Japanese.


Section 01: The Linux Community and a Career in Open Source

Section 02: Finding your way on a Linux System

Section 03: The Power of the Command Line

Section 04: The Linux Operating System

Section 05: Security and File Permissions

Detailed Syllabus:

Section 01: The Linux Community and a Career in Open Source

Linux Evolution and Popular Operating Systems

Embedded Systems
Linux in the Cloud

Major Open Source Application

Desktop Application
Server Application
Development Language
Package Management tools and repositories

Open Source Software and Licensing

Open Source Philosophy
Open Source Licensing
Free Software Foundation (FSF), Open Source Initiative (OSI)

ICT Skills and Working in Linux

Desktop Skills
Getting the command Line
Industry uses of Linux, cloud computing, and virtualization

Section 02: Finding your way on a Linux System

Command Line Basics

Basic Shell
Command line syntax

Using the Command Line to Get Help

Man Pages
Info Pages

Using Directories and Listing Files

Files, Directories
Hidden files and directories
Home directories
Absolute and relative paths

Creating, Moving and Deleting Files

Files and directories
Case sensitivity
Simple globbing

Section 03: The Power of the Command Line

Archiving Files on the Command Line

Files, directories
Archives, compression

Searching and Extracting Data from Files

Command line pipes
I/O redirection
Basic Regular Expressions using., [], *, and ?

Turning Command into a Script

Basic Shell scripting
Awareness of common text editors (vi and nano)

Section 04: The Linux Operating System

Choosing an Operating System

Differences between Windows, OS X and Linux
Distribution life cycle management

Understanding Computer Hardware


Where Data is Stored

Programs and configuration
Memory addresses
System messaging

Your Computer on the Network

Internet, network, routers
Querying DNS client configuration
Querying network configuration

Section 05: Security and File Permissions

Basic Security and Identifying User Types

Root and standard users
System users

Creating Users and Groups

User and Group commands
User IDs

Managing File Permissions and Ownership

File and directory permissions and ownership

Special Directories and Files

Using temporary files and directories
Symbolic links

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