LFCS Exam Preparation

Welcome to post 15 of my 100 day challenge. Checkout my introduction for some background.

This is the introductory post for a multi-part series devoted to LFCS exam preparation. This series is for anyone wishing to teach themselves what is summarised in the Domains and Competencies section of the exam objectives and will help prepare someone already competent with Linux. The added side effect is that it will act as revision for when I sit the exam myself on Thursday 30th April.

I highly recommend that you work your way through the Introduction to Linux course available at edX. It is free but you can pay for a verified certificate if you wish. This course is especially useful if you are new to Linux System Administration. It covers a lot of topics required by the LFCS exam and gives you a good grounding in Linux concepts.

I decided to write this series as I have struggled to revise for exams all my life but I enjoy writing tutorials and helping people. I believe that by putting together this revision guide for the exam I’m indirectly revising in the process. Lets see how it goes.

The sections covered in this series are below. The links will become live as the articles are released. So keep checking back.

LFCS Exam Preparation

  1. Setting up a testing environment.
  2. Command-line.
  3. Filesystem & storage.
  4. Local system administration.
  5. Local security – Accessing the root account and using sudo to manage access to the root account.
  6. Shell scripting – Basic shell scripting.
  7. Software management – Installing software packages.
  8. Other handy software and tools.

You can also checkout my post on useful revision resources that I wrote earlier this month as a lot of the inspiration and knowledge I’ve gathered in this series came from these resources.

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Can you improve on any of the tips I’ve discussed here? If you can let me know in the comments.

Jason Edwards