LFCE Exam Study Guide (Linux Foundation Certified Engineer)


Preparing for the LFCE Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Certificate exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the LFCE Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the LFCE exam. I hope this article will help you to achieve the LFCE Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Certification. Also, please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Essential Commands – 5%

Operation of Running Systems – 18%

Monitor, tune, and troubleshoot system performance

20 Command Line Tools to Monitor Linux Performance

Troubleshooting slow servers: Checking CPU, RAM & Disk I/O

Update operating systems to provide required functionality and security

Linux 101: Updating Your System

How to Update Ubuntu Linux [Beginner’s Tip]

Update the kernel and ensure the system is bootable

How To Update Linux Kernel In Ubuntu

Manually upgrading the kernel

Script automation tools to make work faster and more accurate

Top 7 Tools that can automate Linux Admin Task

Introduction to automation with Bash scripts

Learn by doing with A Cloud Guru

Train team members on new technology or changes to existing systems

Train team members and document changes

Maintain systems via configuration management tools

Top 5 configuration management tools

Video on Maintaining systems via configuration management tools

Maintain the integrity and availability of hardware

Physical Security

Introduction to Linux security principles

Linux server security best practices

Develop and test disaster recovery plans

Pluralsight course on Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster Recovery – Linux File System

Support incident management for outages/trouble

IT incident management

How to monitor system usage, outages & troubleshoot Linux servers

Produce and deliver reports on system use (processor, memory, disk, and network), outages, and user requests

How to produce & deliver system activity reports using Linux toolsets

How to check CPU utilization in Linux with command line

Monitor security and conduct audits

Security monitoring in Linux with Tripwire

How to quickly audit a Linux system from the command line

Manipulate the Linux system during the recovery process

How to use systemd-nspawn for Linux system recovery

Use udev for device detection and management

Beginners guide to Udev in Linux

How to use Udev for device detection and management in Linux

Configure and modify SELinux/AppArmor policies

What is SELinux?

What is AppArmor, and how does it keep Ubuntu secure?

Implementing mandatory access control with SELinux or AppArmor in Linux

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User and Group Management – 10%

Networking – 15%

Service Configuration – 17%

Implement and configure an HTTP server

How to configure an Apache webserver

Implement and configure time synchronization server

How to synchronize time with NTP in Linux

Implement and configure network logging server

How to setup a central logging server with Rsyslog in Linux?

Configure a DHCP server

How to setup DHCP server & client on Centos and Ubuntu

Implement and configure an SMTP service

Setting up an SMTP Server on Linux – the ultimate guide

Implement and configure the HTTP proxy server

How to configure a proxy in CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

Configure host-based and user-based security for a service

Configure host-based & user-based security for the service on RHEL 7

Host based security best practices

Implement and configure a centralized authentication server

Centralized authentication using OpenLDAP

How to set up centralized Linux authentication with FreeIPA on CentOS 7

Implement and configure a PXE Boot server

PXE – Pre-Boot Execution Environment

How to configure PXE boot server in Linux ( CentOS / RHEL 7 )

Implement and configure an authoritative DNS server

Set up bind authoritative DNS server on Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

Storage Management – 10%

System Design and Deployment – 25%

This brings us to the end of LFCE Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Study Guide

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!

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  1. Hi Ravi,

    I could not locate the Practice Questions for LFCE anywhere not even in Linux foundation site .

    Can you please help with the link .


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