117-202 (2013) : LPIC-2 Exam 2 - Advanced Level Linux Professional

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This book picks up where my LPIC - 1 Study Guide left off, providing the knowledge you need up to a proficiency level sufficient to pass the LPIC - 2 202 exam. Even if you don't plan to take the LPIC - 2 exams, this book can be a useful tutorial and reference for intermediate Linux topics.
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Here's what you will get

The LPIC-2 202 exam is based on the revised objectives as published by LPI in October 2013. The 117-202 exam is a required part of LPI's Advanced Level Linux Certification which comprises of 2 exams: 117-201 and 117-202 respectively. The exam audience includes IT professionals using the Linux operating system and its associated tools.

The exam covers advanced skills for Linux professionals that are common across all distributions of Linux.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 173
Where do I take the exam?

The 117-202 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.

You must provide your LPI ID to the test centers when registering for an exam. If you do not provide your LPI ID, your exam may not get loaded. You can register for an LPI ID from here.

What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

LPI has the following pre-requisites for LPIC-2 certification:

  • You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to achieve LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 500

(on a scale of 200-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 117-202 examination, LPI's retake policy is:

  • You must wait one week before re-taking the exam.
  • If you fail your 117-202 exam in the second attempt, you must wait for 30 days before re-taking the exam.
  • If you have already passed an LPI exam, you can not retake that exam for at least two years.
What is the validity of the certification? Advanced Level Linux Certification expires 5 years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. LPI highly recommends the recertification after two years from the date of the certification designation to retain a current certification status. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 117-202-V1, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A LPIC-2 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Linux Developer
  • Linux Administrator

Here's what you will learn

  • Understanding the Role of DNS
  • Running a Caching-Only Name Server
  • Modifying Zone Files
  • Updating from Older BIND Versions
  • Creating and Maintaining DNS Zones
  • Running a Slave Server
  • Making Additional Security Improvements
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Managing LDAP Accounts
  • Configuring an OpenLDAP server
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring SSH
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding the Role of a File Server
  • Configuring a Samba Server
  • Configuring an NFS Server
  • Configuring an FTP Server
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding Web Servers
  • Setting Basic Apache Options
  • Configuring Apache to Host Your Site
  • Controlling Apache
  • Implementing a Proxy Server
  • Understanding Email
  • Configuring a Push Mail Server
  • Configuring Procmail
  • Configuring POP and IMAP Servers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Authenticating Users with PAM
  • Setting Options
  • Examining Example Configurations
  • Adjusting the Name Service Switch
  • Enabling TCP Wrappers
  • Dealing with Ports and Packets
  • OpenVPN
  • Keeping Up-to-Date with Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions