Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2

LPIC-2 is the second certification in the multi-level professional certification program of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The LPIC-2 will validate the candidate's ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks. 

Current version: 4.5 (Exam codes 201-450 and 202-450)

Objectives: 201-450, 202-450

Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive the LPIC-2 certification.

Requirements: Passing exams 201 and 202. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.

Validity period: 5​ years unless retaken or higher level is achieved.

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Languages for exams available in VUE test centers: English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Languages for exams available online via OnVUE: English

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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77% of those who were certified received a pay increase within 6 months

-Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification Report 2021

The certifications that gained the most value over the past three months in the sysadmin space were all Linux-related: LPIC-2, LPIC-3 and Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator

-Foote Research Group IT Skill Certs Pay Data Trend 2021

63% of hiring managers are seeking employees who can architect solutions based on open source software

-Open Source Jobs Report 2020

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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