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New Linux Professional Institue (LPI 202) Practice Exam

LPI - Linux Professional Institute LogoI’ve created a new practice exam on the PenguinTutor LPI practice exams web site. The practice questions cover the 202 objectives towards level 2 certification. These are mainly network service based questions covering topics such as Apache web server, Sendmail, NIS, Network Security (including IPtables) etc.

I’ve not yet taken the exam myself (that’s tomorrow), so I’m not sure how close these are to the actual exam. When I took the LPI 201 exam I was surprised that they were a bit more wordy than the level 1 exams, so I’ve made some of these questions a bit more complicated.

I guess the main thing is that the questions gets you to be thinking in the right direction, and give some pointers about the areas to revise.

I’m actually taking the exam tomorrow, I hope that the real exam isn’t quite as difficult as the practice exam.

If you find any questions are wrong (perhaps the answer is out of sync with the radio list), please let me know by submitting the details to the PenguinTutor Forum.

The questions have been added (by coincidence) at the same time as the beta level 3 exams are happening at the LinuxWorld Expo in London, unfortunately due to personal and work circumstances I’m not able to attend this year.

3 Responses to “New Linux Professional Institue (LPI 202) Practice Exam”

  1. rashid Says:

    I’m just curious…have you gotten any responses from users and what they scored on your tests and what they got on the real ones?

    I score 68-74% on the 101 and 102 tests, a bit lower on the 201 and 202 tests. It’s those damned command options and obscure things I don’t use too often. I wish the cert had man page lifelines….

    Thanks for the awesome service you provide!

    – Stephen

  2. Administrator Says:

    Thanks for the comments. It would be interesting to see whether those scoring well on my practice exams do well in real life, but I don’t really get enough feedback to be able to make that sort of comparison.

    Perhaps I could add a voluntary – submit your email address which then asks for feedback when you’ve actually taken the exams. Unfortunately it’s finding the time to do all this that is the problem, but it’s certainly an idea for the future.

    I agree completely about having man pages in the exam; after all we use them all the time in real life. I’ve had the opportunity to put this across to LPI both in person to Glenn McKnight of LPI at InfoSec a couple of years ago and through the LPI forums. I believe that they do listen, but I guess the difficulty is in implementing it, and on how they would then have to make the questions more challenging so as not to make it too easy.

    I like the idea of Lifelines – Who wants to be a Linuxaire? I can just see Chris Tarrent posing questions on the options for grep! 🙂


  3. » Who wants to be a Linuxaire? - Stewart Watkiss Blog Says:

    […] Here is a comment that has been left which is very positive and has given me some food for thought. The comment is in reply to my post about creating the LPIC 202 exams. See the Blog comments for a suggestions of how Chris Tarrant could help improve the LPI certification exams […]

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