LFCS Exam Study Guide (Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator)

LFCS Certificate EXAM STUDY GUIDE (LINUX FOUNDATION CERTIFIED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR)

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

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

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Essential Commands – 25%

Operation of Running Systems – 20%

Boot, reboot, and shut down a system safely

RHEL7: Boot, reboot, and shut down a system normally

Boot or change system into different operating modes

Linux Guide/Operating modes

Linux Runlevels Explained

How to change to single-user mode?

Linux changing run levels

Install, configure and troubleshoot bootloaders

How to manually install boot loader?

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook

Diagnose and manage processes

Linux kernel creates, manages & deletes the processes in the system

Linux/Unix Process Management

Locate and analyze system log files

Linux Log Files Location

What are Linux Logs?

Schedule tasks to run at a set date and time

How to Schedule Tasks on Linux?

Scheduling tasks on Linux using the at the command

Verify completion of scheduled jobs

How to check if a cron job ran?

Update software to provide required functionality and security

Linux 101: Updating your system

Verify the integrity and availability of resources

How to check if system RAM is faulty in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Checking the integrity of a file system

How to check for errors in RAM via Linux?

Verify the integrity and availability of key processes

How to use htop to monitor Linux System Processes?

How to view running processes on Linux?

Change kernel runtime parameters, persistent and non-persistent

Changing kernel runtime parameters in a persistent & non-persistent way

Use scripting to automate system maintenance tasks

Using shell scripting to automate Linux system maintenance tasks

Manage the startup process and services (In Services Configuration)

Enable/disable services on boot in Linux: chkconfig & systemctl

Manage system startup & boot processes on Linux with upstart

List and identify SELinux/AppArmor file and process contexts

SELinux/Tutorials/Controlling file contexts yourself

SELinux contexts for processes

AppArmor and file context

Manage Software

Linux software management

Identify the component of a Linux distribution that a file belongs to

How to find the package that provides a specific file in Linux?

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User and Group Management – 10%

Networking – 12%

Configure networking and hostname resolution statically or dynamically

How to configure networking in Linux?

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook

Hostname resolution of Linux machines with static IP

Configure network services to start automatically at boot

How to configure network services to auto-start on boot?

Implement packet filtering

What is a Packet filter?

Start, stop and check the status of network services

RHEL7: Start, stop, and check the status of network services

Check running services on Linux

Statically route IP traffic

Routing IP Traffic on Linux

Synchronize time using other network peers

Set time, timezone & synchronize system clock using timedatectl

Service Configuration – 20%

Configure an HTTP server

How to configure an Apache webserver?

Configure HTTP server log files

Apache HTTP Server

Configure a database server

Configure MySQL database server

Restrict access to a web page

How to restrict access to web pages?

Manage and configure containers

What are Linux containers?

Setup web server over docker container in Linux

Manage and configure Virtual Machines

Create and run virtual machines with virt-manager

Storage Management – 13%

List, create, delete, and modify physical storage partitions

RHEL7: List, create, delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks

Manage and configure LVM storage

Linux user’s guide to logical volume management

How to configure LVM in Linux?

Create and configure encrypted storage

How to Linux hard disk encryption with LUKS?

Configuring LUKS: Linux Unified Key Setup

Configure systems to mount file systems at or during boot

Understanding the /etc/fstab file in Linux

Mounting file systems automatically with /etc/fstab

Configure and manage swap space

An introduction to swap space on Linux systems

Create and manage RAID devices

RAID setup

Managing RAID on Linux by Derek Vadala

Configure systems to mount file systems on demand

Mounting file systems on demand

LinkedIn video on ‘Mounting file systems on-demand

Create, manage and diagnose advanced file system permissions

Advanced file permissions in Linux

Set up user and group disk quotas for filesystems

5 Steps to Setup User and Group Disk Quota on UNIX / Linux

Create and configure file systems

How to create and mount filesystems in Linux?

This brings us to the end of the LFCS Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator 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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