Linux Networking and Administration (LFS211) + LFCE Exam Bundle

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Course + Exam Overview

Get the skills you need to get certified and work as a Linux systems engineer. Linux Networking and Administration is a 100% online self-paced, distro neutral course designed to give a good foundation towards passing the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exam and advance your IT career in Linux.

You’ll learn:

  • How to design, deploy, and maintain a network running under Linux.
  • How to administer network services.
  • The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
  • How to securely configure the network interfaces.
  • How to deploy and configure file, web, email, and name servers.

The Linux Foundation Certified Engineer is the ideal certification for the Linux engineer with at least three to five years of Linux experience. It is designed for the engineer looking to demonstrate a higher level of skill set to help qualify for a promotion or land a new, more advanced job. The exam is performance-based on the command-line and includes items simulating on-the-job scenarios.

There are no pre-requisites for this exam. Review domain and competencies here.

Course Outline

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Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Networking (Concepts and Review)
Chapter 3. Network Configuration
Chapter 4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Chapter 5. Remote Access
Chapter 6. Domain Name Service
Chapter 7. HTTP Servers
Chapter 8. Advanced HTTP Servers
Chapter 9. Email Servers
Chapter 10. File Sharing
Chapter 11. Advanced Networking
Chapter 12. HTTP Caching
Chapter 13. Network File Systems
Chapter 14. Introduction to Network Security
Chapter 15. Firewalls
Chapter 16. High Availability
Chapter 17. Databases
Chapter 18. System Log
Chapter 19. Package Management

Course Prerequisites

This course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

Students should be familiar with the concepts presented in Essentials of Linux System Administration (LFS201) course.

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A great knowledge base with both theory, well-made diagrams, illustrative commands and configuration examples. Very understandable and with links to References and history.”  Nov 2019

I liked learning about commands/options I didn’t previously know about, I liked that the course was self-paced and easy to understand.”  Jul 2019

It had great, broad content. It served my needs to augment my on-the-job training well. The labs were a great way to confirm I knew what was going on.”  Feb 2018

Tough exam! Really good, requires a broad spectrum of administrative tasks to be performed right on the spot as it really requires both broad and very specific knowledge. Fair play to you.”  Jul 2019

I was happy to find it more difficult than I expected. Been working on linux systems for some years, but still some of the material I met during the preparation and exam was new to me. Tremendous learning experience. ”  Jul 2019


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At a Glance

Course Delivery Method

Online Self-Paced

Exam Delivery Method

Proctored Online Exam

Duration of Exam

2 Hours

Certification Valid

3 Years

Course Includes

  • 50 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Video Content
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Digital Badge
  • Discussion Forums

Certification Includes

  • 12 Month Exam Eligibility
  • Free Exam Retake
  • PDF Certificate and Digital Badge

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