Monday, November 28, 2011

AUST announces the GNU/Linux Training Workshop 2012

LPI-101 – January 9 – 19, 2012
LPI-102 – February 6 – 16, 2012
In partnership with LPI, the Linux Professional Institute, and Ma3bar, the Arab Support Center for Free & Open Source Center, and in collaboration with the IEEE Computer Society – Lebanon Chapter, The Computer Science Department 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.


As part of Ma3bar's mission to promote Free Software in Arab societies, this Training workshop is a third 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 – Jan. 9 – 19, 2012 (8 sessions, 6:00–9:00 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 – Feb. 6-16, 2012 (8 sessions, 6:00–9:00 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

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

Workshop tutor

The workshop will be delivered by a team of experienced academicians and LPI-certified professionals:
  • Dr. Aziz Barbar, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, AUST – Beirut
  • Mr. Elie Nasr, Coordinator, Department of Computer Science, AUST – Beirut
  • Dr. Walid Karam, Coordinator, Ma3bar, the Arab Support Center for Free & Open Source Software, Universiry of Balamand, Al-Kurah, Lebanon


Registration is open until January 2, 2012. Early bird registration fees apply on or before December 16, 2011. Registration is confirmed only upon filling the on-line application form at 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 for further details.

Cost Matrix

Early bird rate
Full rate
LPI-101 (IEEE student member rate) * §
USD 400
USD 450
LPI-102 (IEEE student member rate) * §
USD 400
USD 450
LPI-101 (student rate) §
USD 450
USD 500
LPI-102 (student** rate) §
USD 450
USD 500
LPI-101 (professional rate)
USD 900
USD 1,000
LPI-102 ( professional rate)
USD 900
USD 1,000
LPI-101 (group professional rate) 
USD 800
USD 900
LPI-102 (group professional rate)
USD 800
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

Contact us

For more information, please contact
Dr. Aziz 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

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