Linux Workgroup

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Linux Workgroup
We teach our selves linux
Tom, Jeffrey, Jobj, Wim, User:Ivom, Firemonkey, Skawouter
Den Bunker
Linux workshop nummer 1, Linux workshop numero due, Linux Workshop number three, Linux Workshop number 4, Linux Workshop number 5



The goal in this project is: "To study the in- and outs of the GNU/Linux system and discuss your findings at regular bi-weekly saturday evenings". On the one hand it can help you prepare for the LPI certifications, but it can prove valuable to exchange you personal knowledge with others in the space.

We use study material related to LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 directly taken from the LPI people. For your convenience the detailed objectives are listed below. Feel free to jump in or out, when you feel like:

The most recent version of the study material can be found here.

Please note, that not all documentation is very up-to-date compared to the current objectives. By reading the course material you might sometimes be taken on some sort of historical safari. The documentation was last updated since 2005. With the objectives more recent, you might argue we are not reading the right documents, but let's see what the LPI publishes this year, and then ask them for the What's new documents :)

Course structure

After three meetings the group has stabilised to 3 people attending and following the subjects. Feel free to join any time however. When you do, please study the chapters in advance as planned for the upcoming meeting. --Ivom 13:03, 17 April 2011 (CEST)

Who is the tutor?

Nobody is! Current practice is to study the planned course material in advance and mark questions for yourself that come up during studying the material. This seems to work for us.

Meeting structure

When the meeting starts the chapters are mentioned and the emphasis is chosen depending on the demand to discuss questions surrounding the subject. For every chapter the questions at the end are solved together as well. Also, the intent is to round off the meeting with all the planned chapters covered.


We meet on saturday on a bi-weekly schedule (yes, you are hard-pressed to keep up to speed).

The schedule is as follows:

First class LPIC-1 101

Second class LPIC-1 101

Check FHS for an up to date list of the regular file system layout you will likely find in GNU/Linux and the UNIX distributions

Third class LPIC-1 101

Fourth class LPIC-1 101

Fifth class LPIC-1 101

So for LPIC-101 That means reading through a 150 page book in 10 weeks. After that the LPI-2 is the next set of books to be studied. Debating whether this structure is a good idea is open to discussion. Please vent experiences on the talk page.

Please help update this part of the wiki page, with short notes and info that emerge during the meetings. Don't add to much per subject to keep the structure readable.

Z participants

Knowledge Jeffrey

I've been messing around with Linux for years, and usually I get the things done with some research.

Everything I know I've learned by myself (by experience). Hence I wouldn't call myself an expert.

I think I'm still missing some global background, so some extra education is welcome.

Examples of things I've done before:

Things I want to learn more about:

Knowledge Tom

I've been using Linux for 2 years now. I've got Linux installed on 2 laptops and one netbook, and it's on my desktop in a vm. (reason for that is that i need Win7 for school). The goal would be to make the switch, after finnishing school.

I would describe myself as a novice.

I received some teachings @ CVO (module netwerkbeheer 2), about linux, but they covered mostly basic stuff.

As there was;

I'm reading and learning about Linux on my own for now. (the progress i make, depends on how much work i have to do for school) I have some knowledge about vim (i know how to use it, but that's it, didn't want to go for emacs..Looks a bit scary..)

The things i would like to learn more about are mostly the same as Jeffrey's.

Knowledge Jobj

Knowledge Wouter(antwerp)

Knowledge Ivom

Knowledge Quentin

Knowledge Firemonkey

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