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LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - System Architecture (2 of 5)


The second course in this Linux certification series (the first was a series introduction, and the third will focus on boot and package management) focuses on System Architecture. It explores how Linux works within its hardware environment and how you can use Linux tools to optimize your system for your specific needs.

You'll learn how to identify and manage hardware peripherals and how the Linux boot process and runlevels work and how you can control them.

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Welcome to this, the second, course in Cloud Academy's LPIC 1 certification prep series. This course will focus on understanding Linux system architecture, how Linux identifies and manages its hardware environment and how you can control and direct that process to achieve the results hereafter.

Through the videos of this course, we'll learn how to identify existing hardware peripherals and how to use Linux file systems and kernel modules to find, add or remove device drivers. We'll learn about the Linux boot process and each of the three historically significant process managers, Init, Upstart and System D.

We'll explore how to use system tools to ensure that computers boot properly and to figure out what's going on when they don't. We'll learn about changing the system states through run levels and process management.

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.

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