LPI Quizzes & Trivia

For anyone who’s interested, the Linux Professional Institute is a non-profit organization that provides vendor-independent professional certification for Linux system programmers. Simply put, if you’re a computer buff and what to prove that you have the skills necessary to program and maintain a Linux system, you can obtain certification through the LPI. If this sounds like something that lights up your circuits, why not see if you’re cut out for it with these practice quizzes? 

The LPI program has three levels of certification and completion of each level is necessary for certification. Can you name the three levels? What is the LPI a founding member of? Which of the three levels of certification focuses on Linux System Administration? True or false: the third level focuses on security and virtualization? Find out how much you know about the LPI today with these fascinating quizzes.

LPI 101 Quiz - Most of the text is from: http://www.happy-monkey.net/LPI/html/ (Copyright (c) 2004-2006 by David Horton - This document is released under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 76   |  Last updated: Dec 31, 2012
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    What two commands show the status of processes in a Linux system?



Questions: 60  |  Attempts: 19   |  Last updated: Apr 13, 2018
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    Which one do you like?What output will the following command sequence produce?​



Questions: 60  |  Attempts: 14   |  Last updated: Apr 13, 2018
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    What is true regarding the command sendmail?



Questions: 60  |  Attempts: 7   |  Last updated: Nov 13, 2017
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    Which SysV init configuration file should be modified to disable the ctrl-alt-delete key combination? Which SysV init configuration file should be modified to disable the ctrl-alt-delete keycombination?




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  • Which one do you like?What output will the following command sequence produce?​
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  • which of the following statements is true?
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  • Which command makes the shell variable named VARIABLE visible to subshells?
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  • What is true regarding the command sendmail?

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  • Which SysV init configuration file should be modified to disable the ctrl-alt-delete key combination? Which SysV init configuration file should be modified to disable the ctrl-alt-delete keycombination?
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  • what program is executed after the BIOS completes its tasks? During a system boot cycle, what program is executed after the BIOS completes its tasks?
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  • Which run levels should never be declared as the default run level when using SysV init? Which run levels should never be declared as the default run level when using SysV init?(Choose TWO correct answers.)
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