Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresdner Studentennetz


AG DSN offers as Approved Academic Partner of the Linux Professional Institute courses around the topic Linux.

Linux Essential

The purpose of the Linux Essentials certification is to teach the basic knowledge required to understand and use a Linux Operating System. No specific pre knowledge is necessary. This event is carried out in cooperation with the chair of materials science and nanotechnology (IfWW, TU Dresden) and the Institute of Radiation Physics (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf).

In the winter semester 16/17 the course is hold in german. But you can participate in the consultation and examination (in english).

Linux Server Professional Certificate (LPIC-1)

The LPIC-1 certification aims for basic system administration with linux and basic shell programming. Completing LPIC-1 also fulfills the requirements for the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator.

Organizational Stuff

title: LPI
Course Instructors: Alexander Köhler (HZDR), Hagen Eckert (TUD)
Course Type: Block course

Room: tba Date: tba Consultation: tba
Exam date: tba
Exam options: LPI Linux-Essentials-Certification or LPIC-1-Certification
Language: German

The link to the registration form will be available soon.


A successful candidate for the Essentials certificate should have knowledge about the following topics:

  • Basic understanding of FOSS, the various communities and licenses
  • Basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of an Operating System
  • Basic knowledge of computer hardware
  • Basic appreciation of system security (users/groups and file permissions)
  • Basic understanding of how to connect to other computers on a Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Open Source Applications in the Workplace as they relate to Closed Source equivalents
  • Using the system help
  • Rudimentary ability to work on the command line
  • Make and restore simple backups and archives
  • Use of a basic command line editor (nano, vim)
  • Basic understanding of file permissions
  • Ability to create and run simple scripts

To pass LPIC-1, you should be also able to:

  • Work at the Linux command line
  • Perform easy maintenance tasks: e.g. help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot
  • Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a standalone PC to the Internet


The following textbooks will be used in the course:

All training material is provieded by the tuxcademy under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The slides used in the course are availbe at GitHub.