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Fwd: GNU/Linux LPIC-1 Training Workshop - July 2012 @ AUST Beirut

Registration NOW OPEN

Registration form available at http://ma3bar.org/?q=en/node/170

LPI-101 – July 3 – 6, 2012

LPI-102 – July 9 – 12, 2012

In collaboration with LPI, the Linux Professional Institute, Ma3bar, the Arab Support Center for Free & Open Source Software, and the IEEE Computer Society – Lebanon Chapter, The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Science and Technology – AUST announces a GNU/Linux Training Workshop on the campus of AUST, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon. This workshop covers two courses, LPI-101 and LPI-102, which lead to the LPIC-1 renown certification.

Purpose

As part of Ma3bar's mission to promote Free Software in Arab societies, this Training workshop is a fourth of a series of GNU/Linux training workshops that aim to increase the level of competence in Free Software environments.

LPIC-1 – Junior Level Linux Professional

LPIC-1 is the first IT certification program to be professionally accredited by National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA). It requires passing both exams of LPI-101 and LPI-102. To pass this level, someone should be able to:

- Work at the GNU/Linux command line

- Perform easy maintenance tasks: help out users, add users to a larger system, backup & restore, shutdown & reboot

- Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a stand-alone PC to the Internet.

LPI-101 – July 3 – 6, 2012
      (4 sessions, 2:00–8:00 PM)

This course covers basic skills for the GNU/Linux professional that are common to major distributions of GNU/Linux.

Topics include:

- System Architecture
- Determine and configure hardware settings
- Boot the system
- Change run-levels and shutdown or reboot system
- GNU/Linux Installation and Package Management
- Design hard disk layout
- Install a boot manager
- Manage shared libraries
- Use Debian package management
- Use RPM and YUM package management
- GNU and Unix Commands
- Work on the command line
- Process text streams using filters
- Perform basic file management
- Use streams, pipes and redirects
- Create, monitor and kill processes
- Modify process execution priorities
- Search text files using regular expressions
- Perform basic file editing operations using vi
- Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
- Create partitions and filesystems
- Maintain the integrity of filesystems
- Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
- Manage disk quotas
- Manage file permissions and ownership
- Create and change hard and symbolic links
- Find system files and place files in the correct location

LPI-102 – July 9-12, 2012
      (4 sessions, 2:00–8:00 PM)

This course covers basic & more advanced skills for the GNU/Linux professional that are common to major distributions of GNU/Linux.

Topics include:

- Shells, Scripting and Data Management
- Customize and use the shell environment
- Customize or write simple scripts
- SQL data management
- User Interfaces and Desktops
- Install and configure X11
- Setup a display manager
- Accessibility
- Administrative Tasks
- Manage user and group accounts and related system files
- Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
- Localization and internationalization
- Essential System Services
- Maintain system time
- System logging- Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics
- Manage printers and printing
- Networking Fundamentals
- Fundamentals of internet protocols
- Basic network configuration
- Basic network troubleshooting
- Configure client side DNS
- Security
- Perform security administration tasks
- Setup host security- Securing data with encryption

LPIC-1 certification exams

LPIC-1 certification requires passing both exams 101 and 102. These two exams can be taken anytime at any LPI certified exam center. It is recommended that trainees consider taking the exams at least two weeks after the workshop in order to have adequate time to prepare, practice and review. More information about the exams will be provided during the workshop.

 
Who should attend

- Beginner users in GNU/Linux environments who want to gain further technical skills

- Users of GNU/Linux who want to start building basic skills in system administration and configuration

- Computer professionals, fresh graduates, or students in graduate schools who want to become certified GNU/Linux professionals

Registration

Registration is open until June 22, 2012. Early bird registration fees apply on or before June 2, 2012. Registration is confirmed only upon filling the on-line application form at http://ma3bar.org/?q=en/node/170 and receiving the full payment.

Travel & Accommodation

For participants coming from neighboring Arab countries, assistance and special rates on travel and accommodation will be arranged. Please contact gnulinux@ma3bar.org for further details.

What you get

- Student material and study aid kit, including Approved Training Material – ATM, presentations, labs, electronic material, practice exams, and LPI portal access

- Certificate of attendance

- 90% certification success rate

Cost Matrix

LPI-101 (IEEE student member rate) *
LPI-102 (IEEE student member rate) * §
LPI-101 (student rate) §
LPI-102 (student** rate) §
LPI-101 (IEEE member professional rate) †
LPI-102 (IEEE member professional rate) †
LPI-101 (professional rate)
LPI-102 (professional rate)
LPI-101 (group professional rate) ‡
LPI-102 (group professional rate) ‡

Early bird rate

USD 400
USD 400
USD 450
USD 450
USD 750
USD 750
USD 900
USD 900
USD 800
USD 800
 

Full rate

USD    450
USD    450
USD    500
USD    500
USD    850
USD    850
USD 1,000
USD 1,000
USD    900
USD    900
 

* a valid IEEE student membership card for 2012 is required.
§ an eligible student must have a valid student ID from an accredited Institution of higher education, and should be less than 25 years of age.
† an eligible group consists of two or more persons delegated by an organization
‡ a valid IEEE membership card for 2012 is required.

 
Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Aziz M. Barbar
Chair, IEEE Computer Chapter, Lebanon
Chairperson, Department of Computer Science
AUST - American University of Science & Technology
Alfred Naccash Avenue – Ashrafieh
P.O. Box: 16-6452 Beirut 1100-2130, Lebanon
Tel : +961 (0)1 218 716, Ext. 311
Fax: +961 (0)1 339 302
email: gnulinux@ma3bar.org
web: http://ma3bar.org/gnulinux/

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