LPIC-2 is the second certification in LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. The LPIC-2 will
validate the candidate’s ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks. The candidate
must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams
may be taken in any order.
Current Version: 4.5 (Exam codes 201-450 and 202-450)
Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but
the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order
Requirements: Passing exams 201 and 202
Validity Period: 5 years
To become LPIC-2 certified the candidate must be able to:
• perform advanced system administration, including common tasks regarding the Linux kernel,
system startup and maintenance;
• perform advanced Management of block storage and file systems as well as advanced
networking and authentication and system security, including firewall and VPN;
• install and configure fundamental network services, including DHCP, DNS, SSH, Web servers, file
servers using FTP, NFS and Samba, email delivery; and
• supervise assistants and advise management on automation and purchases.
To become LPIC-2 certified, you must be LPIC-1 certified and pass both the 201 and 202 exams
At LPI we take the guesswork out of what’s on the exam. Our exam objectives show you what topics you
can expect to find on the exams as well as the relative importance of those topics. No matter which
study resources you choose to prepare for your LPI exams, reviewing the individual exam objectives
should be at the core of any study plan.