LPI Linux Certification & Training Overview

Linux Professional Institute Training Courses

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), besides being the oldest existing Linux certification body in existence, is an open source focused, community orientated organisation whose goal is to ensure it's member have, and maintain, the highest level of professionalism with respect to their profession.

LPI for Open Source Professionals

Today the LPI offers it members a range of certifications covering Linux, FreeBSD and security. As an official platinum LPI training partner Jumping Bean has provided LPI certification training for over 10 years.

Jumping Bean - Platinum Training Partner

Our instructors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the classroom which others cannot match. Want to develop a deep appreciation for Linux internals and Linux distributions? Do you want to be able to manage any Linux distribution on any cloud provider? Look no further than Jumping Bean's LPI training courses.

Linux Training & Certification from Essentials to Professional

Jumping Bean provides training for the following LPI certifications:


Linux System Administrator (LPIC-1)

The LPIC-1 certification certifies that a graduate has the skills necessary to administer and maintain Linux servers and desktops. The certification is vendor neutral and empowers graduates to administer any Linux based distribution, an increasingly important skill as cloud adoption grows.

Get Professional - Get LPIC-1 Certified

The LPIC-1 certification is trusted by employers as validating that certificate holders have the necessary skills to provide essential Linux administration services to their critical infrastructure.

The certification consists of two exams:  LPIC-101 and LPIC102.


LPIC-101 Course Outline

  • System Architecture
    • Determine and configure hardware settings
    • Boot the system
    • Change runlevels / boot targets and shutdown or reboot system
  • Linux Installation and Package Management
    • Design hard disk layout
    • Install a boot manager
    • Manage shared libraries
    • Use Debian package management
    • Use RPM and YUM package management
    • Linux as a virtualization guest
  • GNU and Unix Commands
    • Work on the command line
    • Process text streams using filters
    • Perform basic file management
    • Use streams, pipes and redirects
    • Create, monitor and kill processes
    • Modify process execution priorities
    • Search text files using regular expressions
    • Basic file editing
  • Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
    • Maintain the integrity of filesystems
    • Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
    • Removed
    • Manage file permissions and ownership
    • Create and change hard and symbolic links
    • Find system files and place files in the correct location

LPI102 - Course Outline

  • 105: Shells and Shell Scripting
    • Customize and use the shell environment
    • Customize or write simple scripts
  • 106: User Interfaces and Desktops
    • Install and configure X11
    • Graphical Desktop
    • Accessibility
  • 107: Administrative Tasks
    • Manage user and group accounts and related system files
    • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
    • Localisation and internationalisation
  • 108: Essential System Services
    • Maintain system time
    • System logging
    • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics
    • Manage printers and printing
  • 109: Networking Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of internet protocols
    • Persistent network configuration
    • Basic network troubleshooting
    • Configure client side DNS
  • 110: Security
    • Perform security administration tasks
    • Setup host security
    • Securing data with encryption

Linux System Engineer (LPIC-2)

LPIC-2 certifies that a holder of this qualification has the skills required to implement, maintain and monitor small to medium networks.

Manage Linux in the Cloud

The certification is vendor neutral and empowers graduates to manage networking, monitor and tune performance and configure basic services such as mail, DNS, web servers and advances storage options.

Linux Skills Shortage

With the exponential growth in cloud adoption the need for skilled Linux engineers has become even more acute.

The LPIC-2 Linux engineer certification is your ticket to greater job opportunities.


LPIC-201 Course Outline

  • Capacity Planning
    • Measure and Troubleshoot Resource Usage
    • Predict Future Resource Needs
  • Linux Kernel
    • Kernel Components
    • Compiling a kernel
    • Kernel runtime management and troubleshooting
  • System Startup
    • Customizing SysV-init system startup
    • System Recovery
    • Alternate Bootloaders
  • Filesystem and Devices
    • Operating the Linux filesystem
    • Maintaining a Linux filesystem​
    • Creating and configuring filesystem options
  • Advanced Storage Device Administration
    • Configuring RAID
    • Adjusting Storage Device Access
    • Logical Volume Manager
  • Network Configuration
    • Basic networking configuration
    • Advanced Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Topic 206: System Maintenance
    • Make and install programs from source
    • Backup operations
    • Notify users on system-related issues

LPI202 - Course Outline

  • Domain Name Server
    • Basic DNS server configuration
    • Create and maintain DNS zones
    • Securing a DNS server
  • Web Services
    • Implementing a web server
    • Apache configuration for HTTPS
    • Implementing a proxy server
    • Implementing Nginx as a web server and a reverse proxy
  • File Sharing
    • SAMBA Server Configuration
    • NFS Server Configuration
  • Network Client Management
    • DHCP configuration
    • PAM authentication
  •  LDAP client usage
    • Configuring an OpenLDAP server
  • Topic 211: E-Mail Services
    • Using e-mail servers
    • Managing E-Mail Delivery
    • Managing Remote E-Mail Delivery
  • System Security
    • Configuring a router
    • Securing FTP servers
    • Secure shell (SSH)
    • Security tasks
    • OpenVPN
Course Course Price + Exam (ex vat) Exam Price (ex vat)
LPIC-1 Boot-camp (2xExams) R17,500 R5,000
LPI-101 R10,000 R1172.75
LPI-102 R10,000 R1172.75
LPIC-2 Boot-camp (2XExams)R21,000 R1172.75
LPI-201 R12,000  
LPI-202 R12,000 R1172.75

LPIC3 - Enterprise Security & LPIC3-Enterprise Virtualisation & High Availability

Linux Enterprise Security (LPIC-303)

The LPIC-3 Enterprise security certification  empowers graduates to harden security for Linux system, monitor for intrusion and secure data at rest and in transit.

As the cyber security threat grows across the globe so does the demand for Linux administrators with specialist cyber security skills.


LPIC-303 Course Outline

  • Cryptography
    • X.509 Certificates and Public Key Infrastructures
    • X.509 Certificates for Encryption, Signing and Authentication
    • Encrypted File Systems
    • DNS and Cryptography
  • Host Security
    • Host Hardening
    • Host Intrusion Detection
    • User Management and Authentication
    • FreeIPA Installation and Samba Integration
  • Access Control
    • Discretionary Access Control
    • Mandatory Access Control
    • Network File Systems
  • Network Security
    • Network Hardening
    • Network Intrusion Detection
    • Packet Filtering
    • Virtual Private Networks


Linux  Virtualisation & HA (LPIC-304)

LPIC-3 Enterprise Virtualisation and high availability covers the skills and knowledge required to set up and maintain virtualised infrastructure using Xen or KVM.

It also covers setting up and maintaining highly available clusters and fault tolerant storage using various solutions such as HAProxy, ipvsadm, pacemaker and  more.

The advanced topics covered in this course are required for site reliability engineers and devops engineers.


LPIC-304 Course Outline

  • Topic 330: Virtualization
    • Virtualization Concepts and Theory
    • Xen
    • KVM
    • Other Virtualization Solutions
    • Cloud Management Tools
  • High Availability Cluster Management
    • High Availability Concepts and Theory
    • Load Balanced Clusters
    • Failover Clusters
    • High Availability in Enterprise Linux Distributions
  • High Availability Cluster Storage
    • DRBD / cLVM
    • Clustered File Systems
Course Course Price + Exam (ex vat) Exam Price (ex vat)
LPIC-303 Enterprise Security R27,000 R2,500
LPIC-304 Enterprise Virtualisation and High Availability R27,000 R2,500


LPIC-3 Virtualization and Containerization & LPIC-3 High Availability and Storage Clusters

LPI Virtualisation & High Availabilty Certification

LPIC-305 (Linux Virtualisation) and LPIC-306(Linux High Availability & Storage clusters) replaces the LPIC-304 certficiation which has been retired. The topics covered by LPIC304 have been split into two, separate, certifications.


Linux Virtualization and Containerization (LPIC-305)

The LPIC-3 Virtualization and Containerization certification covers the administration of Linux systems enterprise-wide with an emphasis on virtualization & containerization.

LPIC-305 Course Outline

  • Full Virtualization
    • Virtualization Concepts and Theory
    • Xen
    • QEMU
    • Libvirt Virtual Machine Management
    • Virtual Machine Disk Image Management
  • Container Virtualization
    • Container Virtualization Concepts
    • LXC
    • Docker
    • Container Orchestration Platforms
  • VM Deployment and Provisioning
    • Cloud Management Tools
    • Packer
    • Vagrant

Linux  High Avaibility and Storage Clusters (LPIC-306)

LPIC-3 Enterprise Virtualisation and high availability covers the administration of Linux systems enterprise-wide with an emphasis on high availability systems and storage.


LPIC-306 Course Outline

  • High Availability Cluster Management
    • High Availability Concepts and Theory
    • Load Balanced Clusters
    • Failover Clusters
    • Libvirt Virtual Machine Management
  • High Availability Cluster Storage
    • DRBD
    • Cluster Storage Access
    • Clustered File Systems
  • High Availability Distributed Storage
    • GlusterFS Storage Clusters
    • Ceph Storage Cluster​​
Course Course Price + Exam (ex vat) Exam Price (ex vat)
LPIC-305 Virtualization and Containerization certification R22,500 R2,500
LPIC-304 High Avalability and Storage Clusters R22,500 R2,500

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Course Formats

At Jumping Bean we allow our students and customers to consume our courses in a format that suits their constraints and requirements.

Our course content can be delivered in a:

  • Instructor lead  classroom format either on-site or offsite.
  • Instructor lead online format using our online training infrastructure
  • Part-time or full-time either online or classroom based,
  • Self-pace, mentor supported online format that adjust to your needs

Contact us and we will be happy to custom the course content and format to your requirements.

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