LPIC-2: Certified Linux Engineer

LPIC-2 is the second certification in LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. The LPIC-2 will validate the candidate's ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks. The candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.

Current Version: 4.0 (Exam codes 201-400 and 202-400)

Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order

Requirements: Passing exams 201 and 202

Languages: English, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese

To become LPIC-2 certified the candidate must be able to:

  • perform advanced system administration, including common tasks regarding the Linux kernel, system startup and maintenance;
  • perform advanced Management of block storage and file systems as well as advanced networking and authentication and system security, including firewall and VPN;
  • install and configure fundamental network services, including DHCP, DNS,  SSH, Web servers, file servers using FTP, NFS and Samba, email delivery; and
  • supervise assistants and advise management on automation and purchases.

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20% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+The Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

33% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-2 certified professionals in only 3-monthsThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

25% growth in bonus pay for LPIC-3 certified professionals in one yearThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

To become LPIC-2 certified, you must be LPIC-1 certified and pass both the 201 and 202 exams

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LPIC-2 Exam 201 Topics

  • Capacity Planning
  • Linux Kernel
  • System Startup
  • Filesystem and Devices
  • Advanced Storage Device Administration
  • Networking Configuration
  • System Maintenance
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LPIC-2 Exam 202 Topics

  • Domain Name Server
  • Web Services
  • File Sharing
  • Network Client Management
  • E-Mail Services
  • System Security
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