LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Linux Partitions and Filesystems (5 of 5)
Course Introduction

This course - Linux partitions and filesystems - concludes the first half of our Linux certification series and, not coincidentally, covers the last topics you'll need to know for the LPIC-1 101 exam. The final six courses will get you up to speed on the 102 exam.

Besides getting to know the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, we'll learn how to:

  • Create and maintain secure and reliable partitions and filesystems
  • Mount and unmount filesystems
  • Limit access to only authorized users.
  • Create and manage hard and symbolic linked files.
  • Control the disk space allocation.

The previous course covered the Linux command line. 

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Welcome to the fifth course in our series preparing you for the LPIC 1, Linux server professional certification exam. In this course, we'll learn about file systems, that is how files on a Linux system are organized, secured and controlled. We'll learn how to create and maintain partitions and file systems so they'll remain reliable and resilient no matter what you throw at them. We'll explore how file systems are mounted and un-mounted, and how they can be protected from unauthorized access. We'll get a wider view of the file system hierarchy standard, the conventions that govern where different classes of system and user files should be found, and we'll learn about linked files, both hard and symbolic links, and how system administrator can control the disc space that individual users and groups can use.

So dive right in.

About the Author
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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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