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Old 12-03-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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LPIC 3 study guides

I was invited by LPI to take the beta LPIC3 exam.

you can find there objectives. what study guides would you recommend me?
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What is LPIC-3
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The LPIC-3 development is the continuation of the LPIC programme as described here. Where LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 were designed to certify junior and intermediate level administration skills, LPIC-3 is a more focused and high-level extension of this certification series.

The Minimally Qualified Candidate

This is a description of a Linux professional that is just barely qualified to pass the LPI Level 3 Linux exams. This hypothetical person is called the Minimally Qualified Candidate (MQC). Standards on the Level 3 exams should be set so that this person (and anyone more able) would pass but anyone less able would not pass.

An LPI certified Level 3 Linux professional (designated LPIC-3) should have the technical capability to perform system administration at the enterprise level. A LPIC-3 should be able to understand, plan roll-outs, install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot the technologies being tested. These technologies differ for each exam but the level of ability is at an enterprise level.

The LPIC-3 MQC typically (Yes, some of these bullets are specific to the first two exams):

* Has installed and maintained Linux on a number of computers for various purposes for a number of years.
* Has integration experience with diverse technologies and operating systems.
* Has professional experience as, or training for, an enterprise level Linux professional. (Including having experience as a part of another role.)
* Is comfortable with advanced and enterprise levels of Linux administration including installation, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance.
* Is able to use opensource tools to measure capacity planning and troubleshooting resource problems.
* Has professional experience using Samba to integrate file and print services with Windows, including user management, domain control, security and performance tuning.
* Has professional experience using LDAP to integrate with Unix services and Windows services, including Samba, PAM, email, Active Directory.
* Is able to plan, architecture, design, build and implement a full environment using Samba and LDAP as well as measure the capacity planning and security of the services.
* Is able create scripts in Bash or Perl or has knowledge of at least one system programming language (such as C).

Now that you have this information, please consider helping out with the LPIC-3 Job Tasks Analysis
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Originally Posted by kimberlite View Post
I was invited by LPI to take the beta LPIC3 exam.

you can find there objectives. what study guides would you recommend me?
The only free resource for LPIC3 that I've found on the net is this blog:
Good luck!
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Yo Hippo,

Originally Posted by hippo1975 View Post
The only free resource for LPIC3 that I've found on the net is this blog:
Good luck!
Thanks for quoting my link! I've just added a LPI 117-301 and 117-302 test simulator.

The entire preparation material is available here:

Another nice resource can be found here:

Happy studying!

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The IBM Guides, which can be accessed at, are usually good.


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